Associate of Science

Associate Degree
  • Part Time
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 2 year
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: Check fee schedule
START DATE: Intersession 2022 - Intersession 2023
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Associate of Science General Studies is a dynamic way to earn credits that can be put toward a university degree while exploring interests and gaining a broad foundation of scientific knowledge.

Courses in this program include laboratory science, math, and English as well as flexible selection of biology, chemistry, physics, and arts. This program is ideal for people with an interest in science who want flexibility to sample courses from several subjects.

Associate degrees from CNC transfer into university programs and give you preferential admission at public universities and university-colleges in BC. (Consult the British Columbia Transfer Guide and check with CNC advisors to verify transferability of credits.)

Associate of Science Courses


Required Courses


  1. 6 credits in first-year English; and
  2. 6 credits in mathematics which shall include at least 3 credits in calculus; and
  3. 36 credits in science, which shall include at least 3 credits in a laboratory science; and
  4. Shall include 18 credits at 200 level in two or more subject areas
  5. 6 credits in arts, other than English (excluding mathematics and laboratory-based science courses); and
  6. 6 credits in arts, science, or other areas.

Total Credits Required 60 Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 required

Note 1: Students must have completed at least three semester credits in the semester the degree is awarded.

Note 2: Unassigned credits from other institutions for inclusion in the course work leading to the Associate of Sciences degree will be limited to 15 credits. The final decision for determining course area, level, and number of credit hours will be made by the Dean or senior academic administrator in the UT Science program area.

Note 3: Students are advised to consult with a CNC advisor in order to determine  specific course requirements for entry to a particular university degree program.

Note 4: A laboratory science course is any course in the sciences list worth 3 credits or more and with a lab of at least 2 hours, but excluding any course in applied science (engineering) or computing science.


Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

Spring 2022 Prince George In Class 2 years
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Intersession 2023 Prince George In Class 2 years

Entry Requirements

You’ll need one of the following:

  • Successful completion of Grade 12 (with English 12 or English 12: First Peoples)
  • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate
  • GED Certificate
  • Completion of Grade 11 with an outstanding academic record in the year of application.

Note 1: It is recommended high school students consult their counsellors to ensure they select the most appropriate high school courses for their chosen career paths.

Note 2: Students who received less than a “B” grade in English 12 or its equivalent are strongly encouraged to select English 103 as their first English course.

Note 3: Students applying for admission to MATH 101, CSC 109, Phys 101 or Chem 111 who obtained a “C+” or less in Principles of Math 12 (interim grade) or Math 050 must first register in MATH 100.

Note 4: The GED certificate meets the general admission requirements but does not meet specific program or course prerequisites.

Note 5: You will need to comply with the prerequisites of specific courses you select.

Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.

Open admission

Any program of study that does not have a selective admission process or fixed capacity and is on a “first qualified, first admitted” basis.

Invest in your future

Please check the Fee Schedule for up-to-date information.

These costs are an estimate and do not include books. Costs may change without notice. Student fees vary by campus.

Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.

Paying for college

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how.

Salaries and employment

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