Associate of Science Degree

  • An Associate Degree is a formal credential that recognizes the successful completion of sixty (60) credits in the Arts and Sciences program. In addition to general Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, Associate degrees with specializations are offered. Specializations within the Associate Degrees include: Art History, Applied Ethics, Biology, Creative Writing, English and Psychology.

    Some other universities grant full transfer credit (60 credits) and may grant priority admission for associate degree holders.

    Associate of Science Degree - General  

    To be eligible for the Associate of Science Degree, a student must have

    1. Completed 60 credits of courses that have assigned or unassigned university transferable credit at the 100-level or higher at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, or the University of Northern British Columbia.
    2. Completed at least 30 of these 60 credits within five years preceding the awarding of the Associate Degree.
    3. Completed at least 30 of these 60 credits at Capilano University within five years preceding the awarding of the degree, of which at least 12 credits are in courses which have assigned or unassigned Arts and Sciences credit at the 200-level or higher.
    4. Completed at least six credits in courses that have assigned or unassigned university transferable credit at the 100-level in English.
    5. Completed at least three credits from the following Capilano Calculus courses: Mathematics 108, 109, 116, 126, 230, or 231; plus an additional 3 credits of Math.
    6. Completed at least 18 credits in Science courses that have assigned or unassigned university transferable credit at the 100-level; no more than six credits shall be in one subject area.
    7. Completed at least 18 credits in Science courses that have assigned or unassigned university transferable credit at the 200-level or higher; these credits must be in at least two subject areas.
    8. Completed at least six credits in Arts courses that have assigned or unassigned university transferable credit at the 100-level or higher, excluding English and excluding any course that has university transferable credit in both Arts and Sciences (e.g. Mathematics).
    9. Completed at least six credits in courses that have assigned or unassigned university transferable credit at the 100-level or higher; these credits may be for Arts and Sciences courses in subjects listed under the Classification of Subjects for Associate Degrees section following, or for university transferable courses in other subjects (e.g. Commerce, Business Administration, Communications).
    10. Achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 over all the courses counting towards the requirement.
     

    General Course Requirements for Associate of Science Degree*

    ENGLISH COURSES - 100 LEVEL (6.0 credits) 

    MATHEMATICS COURSES  (3.0 credits)
    - From Mathematics 108, 109, 116, 126, 230 or 231

    MATHEMATICS COURSES  (3.0 credits)

    - Additional 3 credits of transferable Mathematics

    SCIENCE COURSES - 100 LEVEL  (18.0 credits)

    - Only six credit max. in one subject area

    SCIENCE COURSES - 200 LEVEL OR HIGHER  (18.0 credits) 
    - Must be in at least two subject areas

    ARTS ELECTIVES - 100 LEVEL OR HIGHER (6.0 credits)

    - Excluding English and courses that have transfer credit in both Arts and Science (e.g.Mathematics)

    ELECTIVES - 100 LEVEL OR HIGHER (6.0 credits)

    - Maybe Arts or Science courses or other subjects, e.g. Commerce, Business Administration, Communications with university transfer credits.

    TOTAL CREDITS:  60.0  

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