Recommended Program

An Associate of Science Degree is a 2 year program.

A student wishing to transfer to another institution to complete a Bachelors degree can transfer all courses from their Associate of Science to any University in B.C. providing the overall average is 60% or better. This is a benefit, because Universities will not give transfer credit for certain individual courses with a mark of less than 60%.

Some universities give preferred entrance to students with an Associate of Science.

An Associate of Science gives the student 60 credits towards their Bachelors degree (usually 120 credits in total).

Students may need to take some further 2nd year courses at the University to fulfill the requirements of that institution. Refer to the program requirements of the receiving institution. You can find these on the institution web site.

Students planning to transfer to specialized programs may be better advised to take specific courses rather than trying to fulfill the requirements of the Associate Degree.

Recommended Courses for students intending to transfer to a University for a BSc in Biology.

Year 1  


BIOL 111 and 121


CHEM 111 and 121 or 112 and 122


MATH 112 and 122


PHYS 111 and 121 or 112 and 122


2 of ENG 100, 150, 151 or 153


Year 2


6 of BIOL 202, 203, 211, 220, 224, 228, 251, or 2541


CHEM 212 and 222


2 Arts electives


1The choice of courses should be made based on the requirements of the receiving university.

Biology course descriptions
Associate of Science Degree