Why choose Microbiology and Immunology at Dal?

Dalhousie's Microbiology and Immunology programs will help you understand the disease-causing potential of bacteria and viruses, and the responses of the immune system.

Microbiology is the study of microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria and parasites, and the roles they play in our lives. Immunology is the study of how the body protects itself from microbes that cause infectious disease and tumours. This includes the study of immune disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), multiple sclerosis (MS), and asthma.

In either program, you'll learn with instructors who are experts and active researchers in infectious diseases, cancer biology, inflammation, and host-pathogen interactions.

Program details

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Program Options

  • BSc (20 credit) Major/Double Major (4 years)
  • BSc (20-credit) Honours/Combined Honours (4 years)
  • Co-op option available for 20-credit BSc programs
  • Minor in Microbiology and Immunology (3 credits)

If you wish to pursue a degree in Microbiology and Immunolgy, you must contact an academic advisor.


Required high school courses:

  • English
  • Pre-Calculus or Calculus
  • 3 additional university preparatory classes

Recommended high school courses:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry  
  • Physics

See Admissions requirements for more information.

Application Deadline and Program Dates

Application deadlines for 2017/18

  • March 1 - Deadline for scholarship consideration for fall semester
  • April 1 - International students (except USA)
  • June 1 - All Canadian and American applications

Other important program dates

Class Size

  • First- to third-year classes range from 50 to 150 students.
  • Fourth-year classes are typically 10 to 15 students.

Tuition Fees

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Residence & Housing

Whether you're applying to one of our residence halls or you’re looking for help with an off-campus apartment search, Dalhousie’s Residence and Housing Services can help.

Housing options

  • Meal plans
  • Dorm-style, traditional residences
  • Apartment-style, non-traditional
  • Off-campus housing