Why choose Neuroscience at Dal?

In the last four decades, Neuroscience has emerged as an exciting, interdisciplinary area of research. Neuroscience integrates psychology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, and other branches of the life sciences to provide comprehensive insights into the structure and function of the brain.

Neuroscience is exceptionally well represented at Dalhousie, with faculty members studying the nervous system at molecular, cellular, and behavioural levels. Dalhousie neuroscientists work in both academic and clinical (i.e., hospital) settings, providing students with opportunities to participate in research projects in a range of specializations.

Program details

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Program Options

  • BSc (20 credit) Major/Double Major (4 years)
  • BSc (20-credit) Honours/Combined Honours (4 years)
  • Minor in Microbiology and Immunology (3 credits)


Required high school courses:

  • English
  • pre-calculus or calculus (for BSc)
  • 3 to 4 additional university preparatory courses

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

Class sizes can range from large lectures (100 to 500 students per class) to small, seminar-type classes (10 to 25 students per class).

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