Associate of Science Degree

Faculty of Arts & Sciences
School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

Credential
Associate Degree

Program Highlights

If you're a problem solver, a hands-on learner, and you enjoy putting theory into practice, consider an Associate of Science Degree at CapU.

To understand and resolve most issues facing the world today, a foundation in the sciences is a strength. The Associate of Science degree offers maximum flexibility, allowing you to take a broad range of science courses along with general electives. 

Our multidisciplinary and laboratory-intensive curriculum emphasizes both the academic and applied skill sets you need to succeed, particularly in the growing fields of green, health, and applied sciences. You can also transfer 60 credits to other B.C. universities to continue your studies after graduation from CapU.

  • Use the scientific method - generate hypotheses; predict outcomes; collect, analyze and interpret data; compile and interpret graphs and figures; draw sound conclusions; modify predictions and identify knowledge gaps
  • Demonstrate proper laboratory techniques - conduct planned experiments, operate laboratory equipment, prepare dissections
  • Communicate scientific information effectively - research and write annotated bibliographies, research and write essays and laboratory reports, research and write essays and laboratory reports

Intakes

CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallBoth
North VancouverSpringBoth
North VancouverSummerBoth

An Associate Degree is a formal credential that recognizes the successful completion of sixty (60) credits in Arts or Sciences. To be eligible for the Associate of Science Degree a student must complete the following requirements.

60-semester credits of first- and second-year courses, including the following:

  1. Six credits in first-year English
  2. Six credits in Mathematics including at least three credits in Calculus
  3. Thirty-six credits in Science, including at least three credits in a laboratory science, and which must include a minimum of 18 credits at the 200-level from two or more subject areas
  4. Six credits in Arts other than English (excluding Mathematics and laboratory-based science courses)
  5. Six credits in Arts, Science, or other areas.

Program Notes: 

Courses taken within the Associate Degree framework are defined as follows:

  1. A course is defined by the subject for which it is granted transfer credit at Simon Fraser University (SFU) or the University of British Columbia (UBC: Vancouver or Okanagan Campus) or the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) or the University of Victoria (UVic).
    1. An Arts course is defined to be any course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate of Arts degree at SFU or UBC (Vancouver or Okanagan Campus) or UNBC or UVic.
    2. A Science course is defined to be any course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate of Science degree or Baccalaureate of Applied Science degree at SFU or UBC (Vancouver or Okanagan Campus) or UNBC or UVic.
    3. A course in an "other" area is defined to be any course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate degree other than in Arts, Science, or Applied Science at SFU or UBC (Vancouver or Okanagan Campus) or UNBC or UVic.
  2. A first-year course is defined as a course that has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at the 100-level at SFU or UBC (Vancouver or Okanagan Campus) or UNBC or UVic.
  3. A second-year course is defined as a course that has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at the 200-level or higher level at SFU or UBC (Vancouver or Okanagan Campus) or UNBC or UVic.
  4. A laboratory science is one in which a substantial component of student instruction involves the study of natural phenomena, either in the laboratory or in the field. Each institution granting the Associate Degree will determine which of its courses satisfy this requirement.

Additional requirements for Associate Degrees:

  1. No course may be used to meet more than one of the requirements.
  2. An average overall grade of "C" (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or its equivalent) calculated on all courses counting towards the associate degree must be achieved.
  3. Although the number of credits awarded for any particular course may vary from institution to institution, it is expected that a student will have completed the equivalent of approximately 20 three-credit courses to fulfil the degree requirements.

Important Dates

Application Dates

Sep 4, 2018 - Aug 6, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 8, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 19, 2019 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Feb 5, 2019 - Dec 3, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 12, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 17, 2019 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Jun 4, 2019 - May 5, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Mar 9, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Apr 28, 2020 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 1, 2019 - Aug 4, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 6, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2020 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents
    2. Pay your application fee
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you

Admission Requirements

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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Contact

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