Selkirk College

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Selkirk College

Faculty:University Sciences
Degree:Associate; University Transfer
Field of Study:Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,358
International: $13,409

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program. Compulsory fees are included.


Selkirk College offers a great start to an undergraduate degree in biology. You can complete your first year in our learner-centered environment and then transfer directly into second year at all British Columbia universities. We also offer several second-year courses at Selkirk, which would apply toward your biology degree, wherever you choose to continue your studies. If biology isn’t your passion, but you need it for another program or degree that you are interested in, we offer a variety of biology courses that are relevant for non-biology majors as well.

Biology is the science of life, so it is relevant to everyone! If you like biology, you are curious about living creatures. You might be interested in learning about the complex structure of a bacterium, an insect, a plant or maybe you are interested in human health. You might also like exploring how intricate genetic, biochemical and physiological processes work. Or, perhaps you enjoy learning how organisms interact with their environment and how ecosystems function.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
If you are interested in an Associate of Science degree in Biology, the program requires the completion of Biology 12, Chemistry 11, English 12, Physics 11 with a grade of "C" or higher and Pre-calculus 12 or Principles of Math 12 with a grade of “C+” or higher. Students considering a biology degree, will need to take Biology 104 and 106 (in addition to other courses) which require Biology 12 or equivalent and Chemistry 11 or equivalent.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]
Application Notes : If your first language is not English, you must meet the following English Language Proficiency requirements for entry in to Selkirk College University Transfer, Diploma or Degree programs: completion of BC English 12, or equivalent; or completion, with a grade of "C+" or better, advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51; or submission of a TOEFL score of 213 (computer) or ibt 79-80 or better; or submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 or better; or submission of an EIKEN Grade Pre -1; or submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better. For Indian students coming through the SPP program, the IELTS requirement for diploma programs is 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.

* 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 June 14, 2022