Why choose Medical Sciences at Dal?

The experience and flexibilty you need

Dalhousie's Medical Sciences program will give you the specific skills and knowledge you need to make a difference in fields related to medicine and health care.

In our Medical Sciences program, you'll take the core science courses needed for entry into medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy programs, as well as related graduate studies at many major universities across Canada. As a Medical Sciences student, you also have the option to do Dalhousie's Integrated Science program during your first year, which gives you a foundation in not only core science courses such as Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, Psychology and Statistics, but also the ability to participate in research your first year.

Core biomedical courses provide you with a solid foundation for success in medically related professional degree programs that could lead to one of a variety of careers. Options for specialized training are designed to prepare you for graduate studies in biomedical sciences across the country.

Patient-centered health care is a focus of our program. You’ll take courses in bioethics and sociology of health that will help you understand health care from a wider perspective. Plus, you'll be prepared for the new MCAT format.

Program details

Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences)

Program Options

  • Major (4 years)
  • Honours (4 years)


Required high school courses:

  • Grade 12 English
  • Pre-calculus
  • 3 additional university preparatory courses

Strongly recommended high school courses:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

See Admissions Requirements for more information.

Application Deadline and Program Dates

Application deadlines for 2017/18

  • March 15 - All Canadian and American applications
  • March 1 - Deadline for scholarship consideration for fall semester 
  • April 1 - International students (except USA)

Other important program dates

Length of program

4 years

Tuition Fees

Use our Fee Calculator to estimate the cost of a full year at Dalhousie.

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