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*Please note that sequencing is designed for transfer to the University of Alberta unless otherwise noted.
Areas of Concentration
Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences
- Animal Health
- Environmental & Conservation Sciences
- Human Ecology
- Nutrition & Food Science
Faculty of Science
- Biological Sciences
- Cell Biology
- Computing Science
- Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
- Immunology & Infection
A Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Alberta is normally a four-year, 120-credit, degree requiring a major and minor subject/area of specialization. In the Faculty of Science program, students may select a Bachelor of Science Honours, General, Specialization or a Major Program.
Bachelor of Science Honours programs are usually declared following completion of the first year (30 credits) of course work appropriate to a student's subject area and require a competitive GPA (3.0 or higher, depending on the subject area). For further details on Honours programs, consult the current University of Alberta Calendar, and/or an Academic Advisor.
Bachelor of Science Specialization or General Major programs are usually declared following completion of the first year (30 credits) of course work appropriate to a student's major, depending on the subject area. For further details on specialization and general major programs consult the current University of Alberta Calendar, and/or an Advisor.
The minor can be chosen from one of the Science areas, and then requires 24 to 36 credits in courses specified for the area with no more than 12 junior (1000-level) credits. Students may also choose a minor from a subject area in the Faculty of Arts, and must then fulfill that Faculty’s requirements for the minor. Consult an Academic Advisor for details.
For B.Sc. degree requirements, a minimum of 18 credits must be taken from Faculty of Arts offerings; a maximum of 48 credits from Faculty of Arts offerings may be used for degree credit.
Students may transfer up to a maximum of 60 credits from other institutions into the Bachelor of Science degree program. Normally, no more than 42 credits at the junior 1000-level can be used for degree credit.
Many students, with one to two years of course work in University Transfer, Bachelor of Science at Northwestern Polytechnic, have successfully transferred to universities other than the University of Alberta. Students wishing to begin their science program at Northwestern Polytechnic with a view to transferring elsewhere are encouraged to consult with an Academic Advisor who can assist them with course selection and with the interpretation of university requirements.
Admission to University Transfer programs in Science requires a minimum overall average of 60 percent in the following five Alberta Education courses. For course groups, refer to the Classification of Alberta Education Courses.
- English 30-1
- Mathematics 30-1
- One from Group A, B, or C (except Math 30-2)
- Two from Group C (except Science 30)
It is essential that applicants check and plan so that they have the appropriate prerequisites for the courses that are required in their program.
Applicants who are 21 years of age or older and do not have a high school diploma, may still be eligible for admission as a Non-Matriculated Adult.
Admission to the University of Alberta Bachelor of Science Program requires an overall average of 60 percent on three of the following courses or their equivalents: Mathematics 30-1, and two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Mathematics 31, or Physics 30.
Regardless of admission requirements, applicants must present the grade 12 subjects specified as prerequisites to the courses they are required or wish to take in their program.