The Bachelor of Science is offered by Athabasca University's Centre
for Science. 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.
It will also prepare students for the challenges science presents
to the modern world by including courses in scientific reasoning;
the history of science; and ethics, science, technology, and the
Students have the opportunity to complete courses that are transferable
to pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, and pre-veterinary programs offered
at other universities in Alberta and across Canada. Students should consult with the program advisors at the professional
schools to ensure they are undertaking appropriate course patterns.
Students are strongly encouraged to register in ENGL 255 early in their program. The Alberta Universities Writing Competence Test may be used to indicate competence in English writing skills. Refer to the English Writing Skills Requirement below.
Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.
Second Undergraduate Degree
Students who hold a recognized first and who wish to obtain an AU undergraduate degree in a different subject area, must apply under the second undergraduate degree regulations. These students may transfer in up to 50 per cent (60 credits) into the four-year degree program, based on course work in the first degree that is applicable. Preparatory (100 level) credits cannot be used to fulfill the requirements of a second undergraduate degree.
Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.