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If you want to pursue a Bachelor of Science but you also love the arts and humanities (English, Social Sciences, History, Philosophy) you don’t have to choose between them. Through our acclaimed Foundation Year Program’s science option (FYP Science), King’s will immerse you in the works of the great minds that have shaped our intellectual history while you concurrently study Science at Dalhousie, the largest research university in Atlantic Canada.

FYP Science is the equivalent of three first-year credits, designed to allow science students to choose two science credits in their first year. You will have FYP lectures 3 days a week with Tuesdays and Thursdays free for your electives. You will take two electives, one in math, one in science.

Designing Your Degree

King’s and neighbouring Dalhousie University share a Faculty of Science. Drawing from this partnership, you can build a combined and customized Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree that reflects your individual interests. You can begin any arts degree program with the Foundation Year Program (FYP), a unique curated first-year experience that inspires your choices of what to study in second, third and fourth year.

Majors and Honours

After your first year, you can pursue a major or honours degree in any of the programs offered by King’s and Dalhousie’s shared Faculty of Science and the King’s Honours Programs. King’s and Dalhousie together deliver unmatched depth and variety. You can specialize in these subjects by pursuing a major or honours. All of the subjects below can also be done as minors, too.

Actuarial Science

Program options: Minor, Major, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Co-Op, Combined Honours

Biology

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Co-Op, Combined Honours

Chemistry

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Co-Op, Combined Honours

Earth Sciences

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Co-Op, Combined Honours

Economics

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Co-Op, Combined Honours

Environment, Sustainability and Society

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Combined Honours

Environmental Science

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Co-Op, Combined Honours

Marine Biology

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Co-Op, Combined Honours

Mathematics

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Microbiology and Immunology

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Co-Op, Combined Honours

Neuroscience

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Ocean Sciences

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Physics & Atmospheric Sciences

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Co-Op, Combined Honours

Psychology

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Statistics

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Co-Op, Combined Honours

“We always encounter science undergraduate students who do not know how to write. I really credit King’s for helping me with that…[and] I just loved the community.”

Jennifer Corcoran
Jennifer Corcoran

Assistant Prof, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology (Cross Appointee, Dept. of Surgery), Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, '94

Minors

You can choose from more than 75 minors to complement your degree.

King’s offers minors in each of its honours subjects:

Minor in Journalism Studies

Curiosity, a willingness to ask questions, and a desire to find and tell stories–these are the building blocks for those who want to study journalism.

Minor in Contemporary Studies

Understand the contemporary world by choosing from a wide range of courses in the areas of social and political thought, science and culture, and aesthetics, literature and literary theory, and film.

Minor in Early Modern Studies

Engage in an interdisciplinary exploration of the birth of the modern world.

Minor in History of Science and Technology

Studying science through this humanities-based approach demonstrates your ability to think about science ‘outside the box’.

Find out more: Visit the Faculty of Science website to browse degree options.

More Opportunities

Students in their first year of study may be interested in First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs), interdisciplinary study groups that augment and expand your first-year curriculum.


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