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Bachelor of Science - University Transfer

Credential
Bachelor's Degree
Duration

- 2 years at RDC
- 2 years at U of A, U of C or U of L

Location
Main Campus
The Program

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.

The "subject specific" programs provide education in the conventional scientific disciplines. You can take a number of options, but the number and sequence of the science courses is more rigid than in the "general" program.

The "general" program gives you the flexibility to build a science program around your personal strengths and interests by blending the "subject specific" areas. This is done by declaring a major and minor subject.

The "pre-professional" programs are designed to meet the admission requirements of professional schools (such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, optometry, and chiropractic medicine). Pre-professional course work for Dental Hygiene and Medical Laboratory Science is also available (apply to BSc General).  Admission to professional programs is very competitive, and you should plan your program so that you have the option of completing a science degree if your admission into the professional program is denied or delayed.

In many cases, transfer from one major to another can be arranged with a minimal loss in study time.

University Transfer Program

For the most current university program and transfer information, see the Planning Guides.

Transfer Features

The courses offered in this program can be transferred in full to most universities. The courses you select must meet the program requirements of the university chosen. You should be prepared to choose a major within the biological sciences.

A transfer student may obtain up to 2 full years credit in Biological Sciences at U of A, U of C, or U of L.  (See the Alberta Transfer Guide.)

University of Alberta

(Please note these credits are U of A credits.)

Suggested Pattern Year 1

  • BIOL 217/BIOL 218 (6 credits)
  • CHEM 211 and either CHEM 212 or CHEM 351 (6 credits)
  • Arts or Science Option (3 credits)
  • ENGL 219/ENGL 220 (6 credits)
  • STAT 251 (3 credits)
  • One of MATH 202MATH 203 or MATH 221 (6 credits)

Year 2

The UofA offers three different concentrations for their Biological Sciences degree: Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and Integrative Physiology. The second year schedule will depend on the concentration chosen. For more information, please contact the artscienceinfo [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (Advisors in the School of Arts and Sciences) or refer to Academic Advising Planning Guides.

University of Calgary

(Please note these credits are U of C credits.)

Note: Physics 30 is recommended for this program.

Suggested Pattern Year 1

  • BIOL 217/BIOL 218 (6 credits)
  • CHEM 211/CHEM 212 (6 credits)
  • Two non-science options (6 credits)
  • MATH 202 or MATH 203 MATH 221 (6 credits)
  • PHYS 205 or Option/PHYS 226 or Option (6 credits)

Suggested Pattern Year 2

Given the variety of Biological Sciences concentrations the UofC offers, please contact the artscienceinfo [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (Advisors in the School of Arts and Sciences) regarding the second year schedule, or refer to Academic Advising Planning Guides.

University of Lethbridge

Suggested Pattern Year 2

If you plan to transfer to the U of L, please contact the artscienceinfo [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (Advisors in the School of Arts and Sciences).