University of King's College

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 Programme’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. 

As you progress into 2nd year you can continue to take courses at King’s and at Dalhousie through our shared Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science.

You can specialize in the following subjects by pursuing a major or honours:

* Available as combined honours
▴ Available as (single-subject) concentrated honours
† Available as co-op degrees (completion takes four to four and a half years)
‡ Available as double major

“Science graduates must be well-trained in their chosen fields –that goes without saying. But thinking about the role of science, its history and philosophy, can make you a better scientist.”

Dr. Sandra Walde
Dr. Sandra Walde

Associate of Science, Dalhousie University, ,


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.


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