Dal to offer bachelor degree in Ocean Sciences

June 7, 2013

Dalhousie University has announced a new bachelor’s degree in Ocean Sciences, the first in Canada according to Dal News. Although Dal currently offers advanced degrees in Oceanography at both the master’s and PhD levels, this is the first bachelor’s degree that will offer full interdisciplinary study options, including a summer field course. “The program is designed to educate a cohort of scientists to participate actively in the field of ocean sciences,” and will take advantage of the establishment of the new Ocean Sciences Building. As well as covering topics like biology, chemistry, and physics, students will study specific oceanographic tools and instruments, and ocean history. The 4-year program will accept its first students in September 2013. Dal News