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Future studies

After completing a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Microbiology and Immunology at Dal, you’ll have a number of options for further study. Of course, you could choose to pursue a Master of Science (MSc) in Microbiology or Immunology, immersing yourself in more advanced research that could eventually lead you to doing a PhD.

You could also pursue a law degree, specializing in an area related to health law and policy. You might also specialize in corporate law, allowing you to better represent a biotech company, for example, with your combined background in medicine and law.

If you’re interested in combining your knowledge of science with business, you could pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Science and Technology. If you want to be involved in developing drugs, or medical components or products, it is highly beneficial to have both a science background and business skills.

Here are a few of the degree programs you could pursue:

  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy (BScPharm)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Virology, Bacteriology, or Infectious Disease
  • Dalhousie’s Medical Microbiology Residency Training program (as part of the Medical program)
  • Juris Doctor (JD) or Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Science and Technology

Student story

Researcher? ...or oncologist?
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Aziz Alawadhi has only recently decided on his Microbiology major. But he's already thinking ahead to future studies: "I'd like to be involved in the research side of things if I can," he says, clearly enjoying volunteering in Dr. Patrick Lee's cancer research lab. But he's also thinking about med school and specializing in oncology. Find out more about Aziz's experience in second year.