Application Requirements


Students wishing to enter the program must have completed grade 12 with a 70% or greater average in five grade 12 subjects including English, Math, and one Science. Other recommended grade 12 courses include Biology, and/ or Geography. A background in art or design is an asset.

Applications from students with university backgrounds are also welcome. Based on previous university course work, credit for some Community Design requirements may be eligible for transfer. Students with a full year of transfer credits may apply to take first and second year requirements concurrently. 

Apply now on the Dalhousie Undergraduate Application site. 

Degree Completion Requirements

All students in the program must complete a full course (or equivalent 6 credit hours) in courses that meet the Writing Requirement as specified by the University, usually completed in the first year of study.

Students must complete at least a full course or equivalent in a science subject, and a full course or equivalent in an arts, humanities, or social sciences to graduate. Other program and degree requirements are detailed in the Undergraduate Calendar.