Science, B.Sc.

Science, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Obtain a general education that allows you to focus on more than one area of study and prepares you for the challenges science presents to the modern world with Athabasca University’s online Bachelor of Science (BSc) program.

About

Graduates of the BSc program 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.

Our BSc degree offers you an opportunity to gain a diverse knowledge in multiple areas such as:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • computing and information systems
  • environmental science
  • geo-sciences
  • health and nutrition
  • mathematics and statistics
  • physics and astronomy
  • scientific reasoning
  • ethics, science, technology and the environment

Our core courses include studies in:

Like other BSc 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 one 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:
    • You can apply to AU anytime without a deadline. 
    • Courses start : Monthly, on the 1st of each month
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific Reasoning
  • Ethics
  • Science

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic 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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16240 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 64960 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    8200 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32800 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    6670 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26680 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Please note: These costs are estimated. AU can and may increase tuition fees annually. 

Funding

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.