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Associate of Science Degree - Biology Flexible Pre-major

Vancouver Community College

Field of Study:Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Length:24 Month(s)


The Associate of Science credential provides two years of undergraduate university level courses in the sciences and arts, equivalent to the first two years of a four‐year baccalaureate degree. The goal is to provide an academic foundation that enables students to continue their studies toward degree completion. The Associate of Science degree will provide a provincial credential widely recognized by many post-secondary institutions in the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer. Students who successfully complete the Associate of Science degree have an increased likelihood of being admitted into third year courses at the transfer institution. Students are strongly advised to check the admissions policy of the institution to which they would like to transfer, and to find out if there are additional criteria they must meet for specific program areas. A minimum Associate Degree GPA may be required.

In addition to receiving an Associate of Science degree, students who complete the courses laid out in the Biology Flexible Pre-Major pathway will meet the first and second year Biology major subject requirements for a number of degree-granting institutions.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. They must have met the Grade 12 graduation or equivalent, acquired English 12 with a C+ or equivalent or English language proficiency at an English 12 level, and acquired Pre-calculus 12 with a B or equivalent.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Students are required to have successfully completed prerequisite course(s) or equivalents leading to courses in the Associate degree (for example: prerequisite course Chemistry 12 or equivalent needs to be successfully completed in order to take CHEM 1121-Chemistry 1).

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on September 09, 2019