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Environmental Design Studies (BEDS)

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Program Information

School:Dalhousie University
Faculty:Faculty of Architecture and Planning / School of Architecture
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Environmental Design/Architecture
Description:BEDS is a two-year, full-time, pre-professional program for a student who has already completed at least two years of general studies in subjects other than architecture. It consists of four academic terms in residence and a four-month work term. The BEDS degree recognizes a student’s successful completion of a minimum of four years of university study, including two at the School of Architecture.
URL:Environmental Design Studies (BEDS) at Dalhousie University
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $10,929
International: $22,935

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)

To view all English Language Proficiency tests, visit: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/international-students/admission-requirements/english-requirements.html

Application Notes : To view all English Language Proficiency tests, visit: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/international-students/admission-requirements/english-requirements.html
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
The Admissions Committee gives priority to applicants with a combination of academic performance and creative ability. Well-rounded personal and academic experience is beneficial, as well as experience in drawing, craft, and computer applications. The minimum requirements for admission are: a portfolio of design work that demonstrates creativity and/or artistic skill; two years in a university degree program (10 full-year courses, 20 half-year courses, or a combination), with a 2.5 grade point average (B- average), including the following courses: a full year course (or two half year courses), at 1000 level or higher, in a mathematics or science subject: biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, physics, or statistics; a full-year course (or two half-year courses) in humanities or social sciences: e.g. art history, classics, literature, music, history, philosophy, anthropology, political science, psychology, sociology; and a half-year course that emphasizes written composition (often designated by a university as “writing requirement” or “writing intensive”.)

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 16, 2020