The Associate of Science Degree is a foundational degree consisting of 60 credits in total, typically completed over a two-year period. The credits must include a minimum of 36 credits in science at first and second-year level in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering physics.
Upon completion of the Associate of Science Degree program, students may choose to enter the workforce or continue their undergraduate studies. An Associate of Science Degree may be transferrable to the third year of a four-year bachelor’s degree program at a university. Some BC universities accept Associate Degree graduates at a reduced GPA requirement.
International students completing the Associate of Arts Degree program at Alexander College are also eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.
In an academic year, Alexander College has three admission intake terms for Associate of Arts program: Fall (Sept-Dec), Winter (Jan-Apr) and Spring (May-July).
Career OpportunitiesA concentration in the Sciences provides students with the flexibility to explore a range of scientific disciplines while preparing for entry-level positions in a number of industries.
The degree can also qualify graduates for positions that demand greater responsibility than those achievable with a high school diploma.
With an Associate of Science Degree, students can seek entry-level positions in any industry that employs scientific exploration, such as biochemistry and biotechnology, fisheries and aquaculture biology, health, sports and nutrition consulting, medical research, pharmaceutical research, and environmental research and preservation.Examples of positions include in these sectors include, but are not limited to:
- Agricultural and food science technician
- Environmental protection technician
- Occupational health and safety technician
- Chemical technician
- Research assistant
- Laboratory assistant
- BC Ministry of Advanced Education
- Degree Quality Assurance Board (DQAB)
- BC Education Quality Assurance (EQA) program
- BC Transfer System (BCCAT).
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The Associate of Science degree program consists of the following course requirements, which must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.
- 6 credits in first-year English
- 6 credits in mathematics
- 36 credits in science
- 6 credits in arts, science, or other areas
- 6 credits in arts
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesNatural Sciences Biochemistry View 72 other Bachelors in Natural Sciences in Canada
- Completion of Secondary Education (12 years, or equivalent) or mature student status, or post-secondary transfer.
- Aged at least 16+ years of age.
- All programs require evidence of English language proficiency.
International34800 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 34800 CAD per year during 24 months.
National17100 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17100 CAD per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Burnaby
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- Academic scholarships reward outstanding achievement in a specific discipline (e.g. commerce, psychology, etc.). Scholarships are offered in each major term (Fall, Winter, Spring).
- Further to our internal Scholarships, Alexander College is committed to student success by connecting students to external scholarships as well.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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