Science, B.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    11430 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
    7960 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
    6670 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
Online
Athabasca University's Faculty of Science and Technology offers the BS in Science program.

About

Athabasca University's Faculty of Science and Technology offers the BS in Science program.

This degree provides students with a general science education. Given the ever-increasing importance of science and technology, this degree will prepare students to cope with the science-based world of today and the increasing technological demands of the future.

As a result of completing this program, students should be able to
  • demonstrate systematic and thorough knowledge of science history in general as well as in detail in specific areas of scientific endeavour.
  • draw accurate conclusions from engagement of scientific endeavour with logical application of scientific method.
  • achieve accurate insights through scientific inquiry in a dependable and consistent manner.
  • produce good results from independent lab, field and practice situations related to the discipline.
  • demonstrate considerable adeptness in estimating and in the use of measurement and calculation to reach useful conclusions.
  • project qualities of samples, specimens, environmental experiments and results accurately and in detail.
  • show advanced insight and clever selection of needed equipment.
  • accurately portray, explain and interpret data calculation and results of scientific processes related to the discipline.
  • consistently apply hunches and new insights to create new equipment, combine resources or find evidence supporting new conclusions.
  • provide needed resources, in useful and orderly ways, for scientific processes related to the discipline.
  • create engaging, lively accounts of scientific processes and/or findings.
  • demonstrate skilled, adept presentation of scientific ideas and practices in writing.
  • use advanced, broad skills in oral presentation of scientific information and conclusions.
  • wield computer software and allied equipment and supplies in a skilled fashion.
  • take part in scientific endeavour through literature searches, conference attendance or other intervention in the related scientific disciplines.
Possible Career Options
  • Lab Technologist
  • Computing Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Technical Manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Scientific Writer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Statistics

or

  • Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics

and

  • Introduction to Calculus I

or

  • Linear Algebra I
  • Any university-level computing science (COMP) course(3)
  • Scientific Reasoning (may be used to satisfy the minimum senior-level science credit requirements)
  • Professional Ethics**

or

  • Ethics: Science, Technology, and the Environment**
  • Historical Foundations of Modern Science**(3)
  • Introductory Composition**

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Becoming an Athabasca University student is easy – our open admission policy means if you’re 16 or older, you will be accepted as a student. Paying a one-time application fee lets you register for more than 750 courses, as long as you meet the prerequisites.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English Language Proficiency (ELP) to take Athabasca University courses. AU accepts the following as proof of English Language Proficiency.

  • Completion of high school in an English-speaking country.
  • Completion of 15 university credits from a recognized English-speaking university, or 1 year at a non-university post-secondary institution with an overall average of 75% (GPA of 3.0).
  • Minimum score of 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Minimum score of 60% on the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL).
  • Minimum score of 80 on the Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB) test.
  • Minimum score of 59 on the Pearson Test of English (PTE).
  • Minimum score of 213 on the computer- or paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with 4.5 on the Test of Written English (TWE).
  • Minimum score of 80 with an essay score of 20 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT).
  • Successful completion of AU’s English Language Proficiency Program with an overall average of 75% (GPA of 3.0).
You can apply to AU anytime. All undergraduate programs enrol students year round. Your program begins when you apply.

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! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11430 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45720 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7960 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31840 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6670 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26680 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • Please note: These costs are estimated. AU can and may increase tuition fees annually. Also, the fees above were determined by using 3-credit courses to find the program total. The program fee would be different if, for example, a 6-credit course is used in the program in place of two 3-credit courses.

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.