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.
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:
- Dental hygiene
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
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.
Additional Course Requirements
3 additional credits in 100 level English
Humanities and Social Sciences Electives
6 credits in Humanities or Social Sciences, in addition to the 6 credits of required ENGL courses
6 credits additional UT credits, in any area
Note: Students should speak with an academic advisor to ensure their electives are eligible to count towards an Associate of Science degree.
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.
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.
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
Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities.