A.Sc. SciencesAlexander College
Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution and operates two campuses located in the urban centres of Burnaby and Vancouver, BC.
|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||C$ 15000|
|Start Date||January 2017|
The Associate of Science Degree is a two-year undergraduate degree program designed to provide broad-based knowledge and experiences in preparation for entering the workforce, or as a foundation for further undergraduate study.
Students within the Associate of Science Degree program will gain multi-disciplinary knowledge of natural and applied sciences, and develop their critical thinking and research skills. The program provides a comprehensive learning experience that also allows students to customize and focus their coursework in an area of personal interest such as biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics. Students can also fulfil a significant portion of their course work requirements for first year engineering and engineering diploma programs.
The Associate of Science Degree is a foundational degree consisting of 60 credits in total, typically completed over a two-year period. Upon completion of the Associate of Science Degree program, students may choose to enter the workforce or continue their undergraduate studies. An Associate of Science Degree may be transferrable to the third year of a four-year bachelor’s degree program at a university.
International students completing the Associate of Science Degree program at Alexander College are also eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.
General Admission Requirements
- Minimum 5 Credit Level passes in WASSCE/NECO/GCE including English and Mathematics
- Completion of Secondary Education (12 years, or equivalent) or mature student status, or post-secondary transfer
- Academic and/or GPA requirements specific to individual programs
- Aged at least 16+ years of age
The Associate of Science degree program consists of the following course requirements, which must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.
I. 6 credits in first-year English
II. 6 credits in mathematics
III. 36 credits in science which shall include:
- 12 credits in first-year science
- 18 or more credits in second-year science in at least two subject areas
- 6 additional credits in science
IV. 6 credits in arts, science, or other areas
V. 6 credits in arts
A concentration in the Sciences provides students with the flexibility to explore a range of scientific disciplines while preparing for entry-level positions in a number of industries. The degree can also qualify graduates for positions that demand greater responsibility than those achievable with a high school diploma.
With an Associate of Science Degree, students can seek entry-level positions in any industry that employs scientific exploration, such as biochemistry and biotechnology, fisheries and aquaculture biology, health, sports and nutrition consulting, medical research, pharmaceutical research, and environmental research and preservation. Examples of positions include in these sectors include, but are not limited to:
- Agricultural and food science technician
- Environmental protection technician
- Occupational health and safety technician
- Chemical technician
- Research assistant
- Laboratory assistant