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Gain the skills to make a difference with the Bachelor of Science (General) degree program at CapU.

Develop a strong background in research, with hands-on lab experience, practical field work, and collaboration with community partners to access in-demand jobs and prepare for post-graduate study.

In our program, you'll expand your knowledge of scientific study with courses in biology, chemistry, computing and data science, physics, mathematics and statistics. Learning from our experienced, supportive faculty, you'll develop strong leadership and problem-solving skills.

Become a leader in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field. Start by getting your BSc in science at CapU. Contact us today to learn more.

Boost your degree with a microcredential

Looking to diversify your scientific skillset and gain a background in engineering? We are excited to announce that we have three microcredentials:

  • APSC 111 Computer Aided Design SolidWorks
  • APSC 112 Rapid Prototyping Technology
  • APSC 113 Engineering Management for Rapid Prototyping Technology

If you're interested in gaining value added, hands-on skills, you can contact sciences@capilanou.ca and we will assist you in registering for these courses.

Bachelor of Science students conducting field work.

Gain the skills to succeed

You’ll get the skills needed for current science careers through hands-on lab and field work. You’ll also get to collaborate with local partner organizations, developing real solutions to problems impacting our region.

Career paths

  • Biologist
  • Computer programmer
  • Data scientist
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • K-12 science teacher
  • Pharmacist
  • Research scientist

Specialize to stand out

You can customize this flexible degree to your interests by choosing a specialization. We offer options in biomedical sciences, computational sciences and environmental sciences.

Train to work in new fields

With your BSc, you'll be ready to work in emerging areas, including health, data science, climate change mitigation, and education.

Find out more about our Bachelor of Science degree

Develop a strong background in research, with hands-on lab experience, practical field work, and collaboration with community partners

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Intakes

Important dates

Applications open

Feb 1, 2022 – Jan 3, 2023

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Nov 14, 2022

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Dec 19, 2022

Important dates

Applications open

Jun 7, 2022 – May 2, 2023

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Mar 6, 2023

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Apr 24, 2023

Important dates

Applications open

Oct 4, 2022 – Sep 5, 2023

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Jul 4, 2023

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Aug 21, 2023

NOTE: Important dates may change.

How to Apply

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

  • When you submit your application, you will need to pay an application fee of $50, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs. 
  • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
  • If you are currently in Grade 12, you must request that the Ministry of Education submit your transcript directly to Capilano University.
  • Documents must be in the original language of issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.
Apply on EPBC

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

For students who have previously attended post-secondary, even though you submitted a digital copy of your transcripts on EducationPlannerBC, you must submit official university or college transcripts for transfer credit.

Please send all official documents to:

Registrar's Office
Birch Building, Room BR230
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and the signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing university or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Once you've been accepted into a program, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
  • If you wish to receive transfer credits, please submit official university/college/International Baccalaureate (IB)/Advanced Placements (AP) transcripts either electronically or by mail:

     

    Registrar's Office
    Birch Building, Room BR230
    2055 Purcell Way
    North Vancouver, BC
    V7J 3H5

Admitted Students

Most CapU programs need proof that you:

Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

  • When you submit your application, you will need to pay a non-refundable application fee of C$135, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs.
  • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
  • If your original transcripts and supporting documents are not written in English, please submit a translated copy.
Apply on EPBC

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.
Funding for International Students

You've already sent digital copies of your transcripts to EducationPlannerBC as part of your CapU application, but we also need physical copies of your official high school, college or university transcripts.

If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

Please send your official documents to:

Capilano University
Centre for International Experience, Room LB127
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, B.C.
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

Students must submit official high school and university or college transcripts for admission.

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing high school, university, or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

If you are accepted into a program, you will receive a letter of offer in your myCapU email inbox.

  • You will need to confirm your acceptance into the program by paying a tuition deposit outlined in your letter of offer.
  • This deposit will go towards your first-semester tuition once you are registered for courses at CapU.

After paying your tuition deposit, you will receive a letter of acceptance in your myCapU inbox. This may be used to apply for, or renew, a study permit.

  • Depending on your citizenship, you may also need to apply for an entry visa.
Permits & Visas

Once you've been accepted into a program and have applied for your study permit, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted international students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
Info for Admitted International Students

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Transfer Students

Find out how you can transfer your credits from another post-secondary institution to CapU.

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Returning Students

If you're returning to CapU to complete your program or to apply into a new program, please contact the Registrar's Office.

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Switching Programs

If you want to change your program of study, you need to submit a new application to CapU.

Re-apply to CapU

Tuition and Fees

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 $4,230 $1,691 $5,921
Year 2 $4,230 $1,691 $5,921
Year 3 $5,783 $1,691 $7,474
Year 4 $5,783 $1,691 $7,474
Total $20,026 $6,764 $26,790
Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 $18,941 $1,691 $20,632
Year 2 $18,941 $1,691 $20,632
Year 3 $20,495 $1,691 $22,186
Year 4 $20,495 $1,691 $22,186
Total $78,872 $6,764 $85,636

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Required Courses

Lower-Level Requirement

Total credits: 3.00

Required:
INTS 110Making Change: Regional Research and Action3.00 credits

 

Computing, Mathematics and Statistics Requirement

Total credits: 10.00

Required:
COMP 115Learn to Code4.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
MATH 108Calculus I for Business, Social Sciences and Life Sciences3.00 credits
MATH 116Calculus I for Physical Sciences and Engineering4.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
BADM 210Business Statistics3.00 credits
PSYC 213Statistical Methods in Psychology3.00 credits
STAT 101Introduction to Statistics3.00 credits
STAT 205Introduction to Probability and Statistics3.00 credits

 

First-Year Laboratory Science Requirement

Total credits: 12.00

Required:

Select one option from each of the three groups listed below:

Biology: BIOL 106 and BIOL 107; or BIOL 109; or BIOL 110
Chemistry: CHEM 110
Physics: PHYS 112; or PHYS 113; or PHYS 114

 

Second-Year Science Requirement

Total credits: 12.00

Required:

Courses designated as Science from the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. Must include courses from at least two different science disciplines.

Sciences 200-level or higher12.00 credits

 

Upper-Level Science Requirements

Total credits: 30.00

Required:

Courses designated as Science from the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.

Sciences 300- or 400-level12.00 credits
Required:

Select courses from one of the Science Concentration groups listed below: Biomedical Science, Computational Science or Environmental Science. Each concentration must include at least one Laboratory Science course or a course with a computer lab.

Science Concentration12.00 credits
Required:
CAPS 499Degree Portfolio3.00 credits
SCI 400Research Project3.00 credits

 

English Requirement

Total credits: 6.00

Required:
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:
CMNS 250Introduction to Technical Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 100-level or higher3.00 credits

 

Arts Requirement

Total credits: 6.00

Required:

May not include courses used to satisfy the English Requirement.

Humanities or Social Sciences 100-level or higher6.00 credits

 

Electives

Total credits: 41.00

Required:

Additional courses required to reach 120 total credits. See Bachelor of Science Framework for additional details.

Electives-must include at least 15.00 credits of 300-level or higher coursework and at least 12.00 credits outside of the degree program requirements41.00 credits

 

Biomedical Science Concentration

Choose from the following list:

Select four courses from the approved list of Biomedical Sciences below:

BIOL 300Molecular Genetics4.00 credits
BIOL 312Human Physiology I: Brains, Hormones and Guts3.00 credits
BIOL 313Human Physiology II3.00 credits
BIOL 314Advanced Cell Biology3.00 credits
BIOL 403Microbiology and Immunology3.00 credits
CHEM 315Biochemistry II: Metabolism and Bioenergetics3.00 credits
CHEM 411Medicinal Chemistry: Drug Design and Drug Action3.00 credits

 

Computational Science Concentration

Choose from the following list:

Select four courses from the approved list of Computational Sciences below:

COMP 301Computing Technologies in a Digital Culture3.00 credits
COMP 320Database Technologies and Applications4.00 credits
COMP 330Data Wrangling: Scripting for Automated Data Processing4.00 credits
MATH 330Mathematical Modelling3.00 credits
MATH 336Applied Graph Theory and Optimization3.00 credits
MATH 400Introduction to Machine Learning3.00 credits
STAT 305Introduction to Big Data Analysis3.00 credits
STAT 310Predictive Modelling and Analysis of Experimental Data3.00 credits

 

Environmental Science Concentration

Choose from the following list:

Select one course from the list of Modelling courses below:

MATH 330Mathematical Modelling3.00 credits
STAT 310Predictive Modelling and Analysis of Experimental Data3.00 credits
Choose from the following list:

Select three courses from the approved list of Environmental Science courses below:

BIOL 308Conservation Biology3.00 credits
BIOL 408Ecosystem Restoration4.00 credits
CHEM 304Environmental Chemistry3.00 credits
CHEM 311Applications of Spectroscopy4.00 credits
CHEM 404Green Chemistry4.00 credits
PHYS 300Environmental Thermodynamics3.00 credits
PHYS 310Environmental Physics Lab4.00 credits

Total program credits: 120.00

Additional information

Students starting in their baccalaureate degree on or after Fall 2018 and graduating on or after June 2022 must meet Cap Core graduation requirements in addition to their program requirements.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree must complete all requirements in the Bachelor of Science Framework and Cap Core requirements in addition to their major or minor program requirements.

Students must obtain a concentration in Biomedical Science, Computational Science, or Environmental Science by completing 12.00 credits of approved courses for the chosen concentration.

Learning outcomes

  • Execute the scientific method (i.e. generate hypotheses, predict outcomes, collect data, analyze and interpret data to confirm or modify predictions.
  • Apply scientific and computing techniques and methods from multiple academic disciplines to ‘real-world’ problems.
  • Communicate technical material in a variety of formats and to diverse audiences.
  • Apply scientific thinking to critically analyze and interpret information on local and global issues.
  • Analyze and synthesize course material to produce original work.
  • Apply a breadth and depth of knowledge from multiple academic disciplines.
  • Work independently and cooperatively; apply leadership skills.
  • Identify and apply ethical principles in research and practice.

Bachelor of Science Degree Framework

The Bachelor of Science degree framework provides the template upon which all Bachelor of Science degrees at Capilano University are developed. Students should be aware of both the specific course requirements of their degree program as well as the general requirements of degree framework.

In order to graduate, students must complete a minimum of 120.00 credits, maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.00, and meet Cap Core, program, Capilano University residency, and Bachelor of Science Curricular requirements. Program credit requirement: one major, major/minor or two minors.

Mathematics and Statistics Requirement Required 
Must include MATH 108 or MATH 116 and 3 additional credits of MATH or STAT courses from the following list: MATH 109, MATH 124, MATH 126, MATH 152, STAT 101, STAT 205. 6.00 
English Requirement Required
Must include 3 credits of ENGL 100 (completed within the first 30 credits) and 3 additional credits of ENGL or CMNS 250.   6.00
Lower-Level Requirement Required

Must include a minimum of 30 credits of 100- or 200-level Science courses from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Must include 4 credits of lab science from BIOL, CHEM or PHYS.

30.00
Upper-Level Requirement Required
Must include a minimum of 30 credits of 300-level or higher Science courses from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. 45.00
Arts Credit Requirement Required
6 credits of Humanities or Social Science courses. May not include courses used to satisfy the English Requirement. 6.00

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

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About this program

School of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
604 984 4955
Fir Building, room FR471
sciences@capilanou.ca

General inquiries

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604-984-4900
604-984-1798 (fax)
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