Associate of Science Biology

Associate Degree
TYPE:
  • Part Time
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 2 year
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: Check fee schedule
START DATE: Spring 2019 - Fall 2020
DELIVERY:
  • In Class
  • Some courses are available online
  • Some courses are available through DDI
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

Biology is a rapidly changing field where new discoveries are constantly expanding our understanding of our place in the universe. People with knowledge and skills in biological science are in high demand around the world.

CNC offers first- and second-year university-level biology courses that prepare you for careers in biological sciences, education and health care.

Careers

Our biology students can use the Associate of Science with a concentration in Biology as a springboard into a range of cutting-edge and highly regarded fields, including:

  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Dental hygiene
  • Biotechnology

Students can also apply our courses towards the completion of a bachelor’s degree. 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.)

What you will learn

Required and optional/elective courses cover:

  • Genetics and DNA
  • Ecosystems and ecology
  • Cellular biology
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Evolution

This well-rounded program will also cover related disciplines, including chemistry and physics, plus electives in humanities or social science.

Associate of Science Biology Courses

Studying Biology prepares you for careers in the biological sciences, education, and health care. Our biology students can use the Associate of Science with a concentration in Biology as a springboard into pharmacy, medicine, nursing, dental hygiene, biotechnology, and many other fields.

Required Courses

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
BIO-107 Cellular & Organismal Biology 3 15 weeks
BIO-120 Genetics, Evolution & Ecology 3 15 weeks
BIO-201 Cell Structure 3 15 weeks
CHEM-203 Organic Chemistry I 3 15 weeks
CHEM-204 Organic Chemistry II 3 15 weeks
ENGL-103 Composition & Style 3 15 weeks
BIO-202 Intro to Biochemistry 3 15 weeks
BIO-215 Microbiology 3 15 weeks
BIO-220 Introductory Genetics 3 15 weeks

One of:

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
CHEM-111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 3 15 weeks
CHEM-113 Introduction to Chemistry I 3 15 weeks

One of:

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
CHEM-112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II 3 15 weeks
CHEM-114 Introduction to Chemistry II 3 15 weeks

One of:

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
PHYS-101 Introductory Physics I 3 15 weeks
PHYS-105 General Physics I 3 15 weeks

One of:

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
PHYS-102 Introductory Physics II 3 15 weeks
PHYS-106 General Physics II 3 15 weeks

Additional Course Requirements

3 additional credits in 100 level English

Arts Electives
6 credits 100 level or higher - Excluding required English, Math and lab-based science

Electives
6 credits 100 level or higher Arts or Science courses or other subjects with university transfer credit

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH

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.

START DATE CAMPUS DELIVERY LENGTH
Fall 2020 Prince George In Class Two years
Spring 2020 Prince George In Class Two years
Fall 2019 Prince George In Class Two years
Spring 2019 Prince George In Class Two years

Entry Requirements

You’ll need one of the following:

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

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

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

Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities.

International Fees

The estimated cost for this program is $25,900.

This cost is an estimate and subject to change. This does not include registration fees, text books, medical insurance or living expenses.