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- Dalhousie University. Faculty of Arts and Science. Department of Biology (1931-1988)
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The Department of Biology offers courses of study leading to a BSc or BA in Biology and a BSC or BA in Marine Biology, including major, honours and co-op programs. The department also participates in Dalhousie's Integrated Science Program (DISP) as well as Faculty of Science certificate programs in Animal Behaviour, Aquaculture and the Environment, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Genetics, Geographic Information Science (GIS), and Science Leadership and Communication. Biology students have the opportunity to participate in research and experiential learning, including summer fieldwork courses, and the department facilitates international exchange programs. At a graduate level, the Department of Biology offers a two-year MSc program and a four-year PhD program with a focus on the following research themes: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Ecology and Evolution; Genetics and Genomics; and Marine Biology.
The department supports a diverse set of research activities, including the Ocean Tracking Network, a global environmental research initiative that monitors the movements and migrations of marine animals as well as the ocean conditions that affect them.