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In Red Deer College's Science programs, we encourage curiosity and push the boundaries of innovation. We take bold steps through focused studies and apply scientific knowledge to the real world. We believe the connection between higher learning and practical application is crucial for the success of every student. In our science programs, we understand the importance of proving hypotheses and producing concrete results.

RDC faculty are experts in their scientific fields and actively promote a stimulating learning and research environment. Your analytical nature will flourish as you test, experiment and problem solve your way through a range of disciplines at Red Deer College. Your curiosity, ambition and mind for critical thinking are well suited to scientific aspirations.

From biological sciences, to psychology, to environmental and physical sciences, and beyond, we offer programs to suit every ambition. Visit our program pages to further explore each area of study. As a science student, you’ll learn the knowledge and skills to excel, innovate and advance in the workforce.

At Red Deer College you’ll be encouraged to question, observe and experiment. Our diverse and relevant programming will give you the tools, knowledge and inspiration you need to make the most of your talents. We’re plugged-in to the scientific world and can help you navigate your future. Are you driven to make a difference in the world? Good. Let’s innovate, together.

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

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The Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences is a four-year degree program emphasizing contemporary biology and practical scientific skills applicable to both field and laboratory settings. Complete all four years in Red Deer, and open the door to a world of possibilities.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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University Sciences Diploma

University Sciences Diploma

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This two-year diploma program emphasizes contemporary concepts and practical scientific skills applicable to both field and laboratory settings. With an initial specialization in Biological Sciences, students registered in this program will explore topics ranging from the level of molecules and cells to that of organisms, communities and populations.

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional - Chiropractic

The Pre-Professional Chiropractic program at Red Deer College is essentially the first year of a Bachelor of Science degree. There are many different Chiropractic schools, all with varying entrance requirements. Some schools require specific courses, while others require a certain number of post-secondary years completed.

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional - Dentistry

Pre-Professional Programs at RDC are starting points to help students understand, and work towards, future admission into programs such as the Doctor of Dental Surgery program (DDS) at the University of Alberta. 

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science

Science is at the core of innovation in today’s modern world. In the Bachelor of Science program at Red Deer College, curiosity and critical thinking are nurtured and encouraged. You’ll learn to apply practical knowledge to the world around you through observation and experimentation.

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - Agricultural/Food Business Management

The Red Deer College program is a modified first year of study that provides credit for the first year of Bachelor of Science Agriculture focusing on transfer to the University of Alberta. It is strongly recommended that students apply for transfer after one year of study at RDC.

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - Agriculture

The Red Deer College program is a modified first year of study that provides credit for the first year of Bachelor of Science Agriculture focusing on transfer to the University of Alberta. It is strongly recommended that students apply for transfer after one year of study at RDC.

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - Atmospheric Sciences

Red Deer College offers the first year of university study towards Bachelor of Science - Atmospheric Sciences. Atmospheric science is the study of the Earth's atmosphere and its various inner-working physical processes. 

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry

RDC offers one year of study towards a BSc Biochemistry. There is a broad range of science courses in the program, allowing for easy transfer to other programs. These include Chemistry, various Biology programs, and some pre-professional programs.

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - Biological Sciences

RDC offers the first one or two years of study toward a degree in Biological Sciences with transfer to most Albertan universities. Students studying for two years at RDC will have access to hands on research opportunities during their second year of study.

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - Chemistry

RDC offers a one year transfer program designed to help students get started working towards a general science degree in Chemistry.

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - Environmental and Conservation Sciences

RDC offers a one year transfer program designed to help students get started working towards a degree in Environmental and Conservation Sciences.

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - Forestry

If you have an interest in forest management, resource management and the preservation of the natural ecology in the field of Forestry, than the Bachelor of Science - Forestry is the program for you. RDC offers a modified first year of study that provides credit for the first year of Bachelor of Science - Forestry at University of Alberta.

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - General

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) General program gives you a broad education in more than one branch of study. Students either complete two majors or one major and one minor. Majors are chosen from ten science subject areas.

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - Human Ecology

RDC offers a modified one year transfer program designed to help students get started working towards a degree in Human Ecology.

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - Math or Statistics or Math and Economics 

RDC offers a one year transfer program designed to help students get started working towards a degree in Mathematics or Statistics.

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - Nutrition and Food Sciences

The program at RDC is one year of study toward Bachelor of Science Nutrition and Food Sciences.

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - Physics or Geophysics

RDC offers a one year transfer program designed to help students get started working towards a degree in Physics.

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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - Physiology

RDC offers the first year of studies toward Honors BSc Physiology at University of Alberta.

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - Psychology

RDC offers the first one or two years of study toward a degree in Psychology with transfer to most Albertan universities. Psychology is the scientific study of thought, emotion, and behaviour; with a focus on the dynamic interplay of biology and environment.

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional

The objective of these programs is to provide access to the first and, in some cases, the second year of study toward "general" or "subject specific" programs which can be transferred to the provincial universities.

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional - Medicine

Pre-Professional Programs at RDC are starting points to help students understand, and work towards, future admission into programs such as the Doctor of Medicine (DM).

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional - Optometry

During these first two years of a Bachelor of Science degree, we provide you a starting point to keep your eyes (and mind) focused on a rewarding career as a Doctor of Optometry. This program is specifically tailored to help you work towards admission at the University of Waterloo, the only Canadian institution to offer this program. 

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional - Pharmacy

Pre-Professional Programs at RDC are starting points to help students understand, and work towards, future admission into programs such as the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional - Veterinary Medicine

Pre-Professional Programs at RDC are starting points to help students understand, and work towards, future admission into programs such as the University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine program (UCVM).

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