General Science, Associate of Science Degree

A strong foundation in science

Program at a glance

Credential

Associate Degree

Area of Study

Natural Sciences

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

2 years

At a glance image

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A strong foundation in science

If you are fascinated by the whole world—everything from biology to chemistry to physics—but don't want to be limited to just one area of study, then the Associate of Science Degree (General Science) is a great choice. We offer a wide selection of math and science courses, most with strong lab components. General Science can lead to virtually any job requiring a general science background, from medicine to research or teaching.

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Well-rounded and academic

If you are fascinated by the whole world—everything from biology to chemistry to physics—but don't want to be limited to just one area of study, then the Associate of Science Degree (General Science) is a great choice. We offer a wide selection of math and science courses, most with strong lab components. General Science can lead to virtually any job requiring a general science background, from medicine to research or teaching.

What you'll learn

Camosun's General Science associate degree program is offered by the School of Arts & Science. This two-year, 20-course program will give you a well-rounded education in general science.

As a graduate, you can choose to continue your studies with a bachelor's degree. You'll also be ready for any career that requires a strong science background and wide general knowledge. This AD can also lead to a full block transfer to Royal Roads University's for programs within the School of Environnmental Sustainability.

Work experience option

As an Associate Degree student, you can gain practical work experience through Co-op or an Internship. Work terms may be paid or unpaid, and are available after you've completed at least eight courses.

Choose between one four-month internship or two work terms with co-operative education.

What's an Associate Degree?

An associate degree is a two-year academic program made up of 20 university-level courses. It is a stand-alone provincial credential you can list on your resume, as well as a good option to consider if you plan to continue your education to complete a university degree.

The Associate Degree program provides some flexibility with course choices and scheduling, you can study full-time or part-time, and potentially year round.

Camosun's academic advisors are available to help you understand how to choose the right courses to meet your educational goals. With this assistance, you will be able to make informed choices to ensure the courses you select will be usable for the specific university program you'd like to pursue.

An investment in your education

Invest in yourself! Two years at Camosun can prepare you for a career or further university studies.

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Estimated tuition fees

Effective from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

Associate of Science Degree

$7,147 (domestic)

$29,680 (international 4 terms)**

Associate of Science Degree, Internship designation 

 $7,904 (domestic)

$31,210 (international 4 terms)**

Associate of Science Degree, Co-op designation

$8,543 (domestic)

$32,740 (international 4 terms)**

*Tuition fees vary depending on course selection. Figures listed here are approximate.

**Tuition is based on 5 academic courses

Scholarships, bursaries and awards

There are many financial resources to tap into while you are at college to help with your education and living costs. Apply for scholarships & awards that are specifically given to program students, as well as awards specific to the School of Arts and Science.

You may also want to visit Financial Aid & Awards for more information about funding.

What to expect

Offered primarily at our Lansdowne campus, the Associate of Science Degree in General Science is a full-time two-year program that is also offered part-time and has a variety of course offerings. 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 and 2

During your four academic terms, you will take 20 courses, including English, Math, arts and science courses. You will have the flexibility to chart your own academic path.

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.

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September intake.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

  • C+ in English 12 
  • C in Camosun Alternative  

One of:

  • C+ in Pre-calculus 11
  • C+ in MATH 073 
  • C+ in MATH 077 
  • C+ in MATH 137

And one of:

  • C in Biology 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 

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

Nicole Kilburn

Nicole Kilburn

Program Leader, Instructor

While I teach various elements of anthropology, I am first and foremost an archaeologist. I am really interested in the political and econom ... Read more
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Learn more

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

General Science - Nicole Kilburn

General Program Questions

Campus location

Camosun College Lansdowne
School of Arts & Science
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2

Location link

Lansdowne Campus

250-370-3344

kilburn@camosun.ca