Associate Degree On Campus Online

Associate of Science

Alexander College

24 months
34800 CAD/year
17100 CAD/year
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The Associate of Science Degree is a two-year undergraduate degree offered by many institutions in the province of British Columbia and beyond. The Associate Degree program at Alexander College is designed to provide broad-based knowledge and experiences in preparation for entering the workforce, or as a foundation for further undergraduate study.


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 Opportunities

A 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).

Programme Structure

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34800 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34800 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17100 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17100 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


AC Scholarships

  • Academic scholarships reward outstanding achievement in a specific discipline (e.g. commerce, psychology, etc.). Scholarships are offered in each major term (Fall, Winter, Spring).
External Scholarships
  • 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.

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