General Science, Associate of Science Degree

Two years at Camosun will give you a strong foundation in science, prepare you for a career or further university studies.

ADsci students in science lab

Program at a glance

Credential

Associate Degree

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Open to International

Yes

Area of study

Natural Sciences

Length

2 years

A strong foundation in science

Start in September, January or May

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.

test tubes of organic materials

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.

What you'll learn

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

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Program outline

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

Program outline

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.

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

General Science, Associate of Science Degree

$8,669 (domestic)
$31,080 (international)

General Science, Associate of Science Degree, Internship designation 

$9,457 (domestic)
$32,680 (international)

General Science, Associate of Science Degree, Co-op designation

$10,121 (domestic)
$34,280 (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

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September, January or May 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 English 12 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 

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

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If you have questions about what you can expect to learn in your classes contact artsci@camosun.ca or the program chair. 

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Learn more

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

250-370-3298

artsci@camosun.ca

 

International students please contact Camosun International