Biology, Associate of Science Degree

From the molecular to the global

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Program at a glance


Associate Degree

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Study options



Open to International


Area of study

Natural Sciences


2 years

Over 40 subjects

Tailor your degree based on your interests and educational goals with hundreds of courses in various subjects.
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An interconnected web of life

Start in September, January or May!

Biology surrounds us, sustains us, is us. Biology is the study of life from the molecular to a global perspective. It is the science that studies living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution and distribution. As a graduate of the two-year Associate of Science Degree in Biology program, you'll have a well-rounded education and you'll be ready to meet new challenges in employment or further education.

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A well-rounded start in biology

Biology is the study of life from the molecular level to a global perspective. This is an exciting and dynamic area of study. Get grounded in the basics with 20 fully transferable courses that will help you meet your goals for further education or employment. This Associate Degree program is designed to meet the provincial Associate Degree requirements while providing an appealing package of courses with maximum transferability to BC universities.

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School of Arts & Science

From microbiology to ecology

Camosun offers a full range of biology courses. You'll get one-on-one learning with our dedicated teaching faculty, as well as access to many teacher-taught seminars and labs.

As a biologist you'll have career opportunities in education, medicine and health, biotechnology, forestry, fisheries, and agriculture. This Associate Degree provides a solid academic foundation for further university studies, opening doors to employment in teaching, laboratory or field research, medicine and dentistry, and scientific writing in both the private and public sectors.

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What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

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What to expect

Located at our Lansdowne campus, the Associate of Science Degree in Biology is a focused, two-year program. You'll get to know your instructors as your classes, labs and seminars are all faculty-taught. During your program, you can choose to take an optional internship or co-op work term.

This program contains a blend of Arts and Science courses to support the concept of a broad education. 

Year 1

In your first year, you will take courses in biology, chemistry, English, math and physics.

Year 2

In your second year, you will take courses in organic chemistry, biochemistry, ecology, cell biology and genetics, and electives.

Optional Co-op or Internship

After you have completed at least eight courses, you can choose to complement your associate degree with a work term.

Transfer your credits to university

After graduation, you can transfer your course credits to continue your educational journey at a university in British Columbia or beyond.

Camosun has an agreement with Royal Roads University that will allow you to transition smoothly and finish your degree. When you graduate with the appropriate prerequisite qualifications, you'll receive full block transfer into the third year of the BSc Environmental Sciences or any program within the School of Environnmental Sustainability.

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program

Biology, Associate of Science Degree

$9,190 (domestic)
$32,864 (international)

Biology, Associate of Science Degree, Internship designation 

$10,010 (domestic)
$35,142 (international)

Biology, Associate of Science Degree, Co-op designation

$10,700 (domestic)
$36,833 (international)

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

One of:

  • C+ in English 12  
  • C in English 12 Camosun Alternative   

One of:

  • C+ in Pre-calculus 11 
  • C+ in MATH 073 
  • C+ in MATH 077 

And one of:

  • C in Anatomy and Physiology 12   
  • C in BIOL 090 
  • C in BIOL 103 
  • C in Chemistry 12 
  • C in CHEM 090 
  • C in CHEM 110 
  • C in Physics 12 
  • C in PHYS 104 

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the program admission requirements listed above. Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar: Loading...

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For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Contact information

School of Arts & Science

Campus location

Fisher 104

Location link

Lansdowne Campus



International students please contact Camosun International