Science (General), B.Sc. | Online | Athabasca University | Canada
48 months
19802 CAD/year
7982 CAD/year
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Obtain a general education that allows you to focus on more than 1 area of study and prepares you for the challenges science presents to the modern world with Athabasca University’s online Bachelor of Science (General) program at Athabasca University.


Graduates of the Science (General) program at Athabasca University will have gained the technical, analytical, and critical thinking skills to be able to further their education or be an innovative member in the field.

This Bachelor of Science degree offers you an opportunity to gain a diverse knowledge in multiple areas such as:

  • architecture
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • computing and information systems
  • environmental science
  • geo-sciences
  • health and nutrition
  • mathematics and statistics
  • physics and astronomy

Our core courses include studies in

  • scientific reasoning
  • ethics, science, technology, and the environment

Like other Bachelor of Science programs, this program has some courses with lab components, but our labs are offered to promote flexibility for students. We have developed home lab kits for many of our science courses. In addition, some of our courses have virtual labs. A few labs do require on-site attendance, but we have made it as flexible as possible by condensing the lab and also allowing students to complete multiple labs in 1 trip.

Our senior students also have the opportunity to take on discipline-specific research project courses that can be completed in a lab or at a distance under the guidance of an advisor.

Why take the Bachelor of Science?

A Bachelor of Science will prepare you for the science-based world of today and the increasing technological demands of the future.

AU’s Bachelor of Science program also allows you to complete courses that are transferrable to pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, and pre-veterinary programs offered at other universities across Canada. Check with your desired school to be sure you’re taking the right courses for transfer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics
  • Scientific Reasoning
  • Research Methods in Science
  • Ethics, Science, Technology, and the Environment
  • Science Projects
  • Professional Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Undergraduate courses start the first day of each month, but you must register and pay your fees by the 10th of the previous month to begin on the first.


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal admission requirements for this program. All you need is to be 16 or older. You can enrol anytime and start right away, regardless of your previous education.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19802 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 79210 CAD for the full programme during 48 months.
  • National

    7982 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31930 CAD for the full programme during 48 months.


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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