Associate of Science Degree - Biology

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 project-focused 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 BC universities to continue your studies after graduation from CapU.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method - generate hypotheses, predict outcomes, collect, analyze and interpret data, compile and interpret graphs and figures, draw sound conclusions, modify predictions, identify knowledge gaps.
  • Demonstrate proper laboratory techniques - conduct planned experiments, operate laboratory equipment, prepare dissections.
  • Communicate effectively scientific information - 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

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total

Note: Fees are subject to change.

Program Requirements

English requirement

Total credits: 6.00

Required
ENGL 010Language Skills3.00 credits
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
ENGL 103Introduction to Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 107Indigenous Literature and Film3.00 credits
ENGL 109Literature and Contemporary Culture3.00 credits
ENGL 190Introduction to Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 191Creative Writing: Contemporary Practices3.00 credits
ENGL 200Literature in English from Beowulf to Paradise Lost3.00 credits
ENGL 201Literature in English after Paradise Lost3.00 credits
ENGL 203Canadian Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 205Modern American Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 207Literary Theory and Criticism3.00 credits
ENGL 208Studies in Fiction3.00 credits
ENGL 213World Literature in English3.00 credits
ENGL 217Literature on the Edge3.00 credits
ENGL 218The Art of Children's Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 219Reel Lit: Literature into Film3.00 credits
ENGL 290Creative Writing: Letter and Line3.00 credits
ENGL 291Creative Writing: Narrative Fictions3.00 credits
ENGL 292Creative Writing: Children's Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 293Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction3.00 credits
ENGL 295Special Topics in Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 296Creative Writing: Writing for the Stage3.00 credits
ENGL 300Writing, Rhetoric, Style3.00 credits
ENGL 301Studies in Rhetoric3.00 credits
ENGL 302Studies in British Columbian Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 305Studies in Canadian Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 308Studies in British Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 311Studies in American Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 314Studies in National Literatures3.00 credits
ENGL 317Traditions in Western Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 320World Literature in Translation3.00 credits
ENGL 323Studies in Genre3.00 credits
ENGL 326Traditions in Poetry3.00 credits
ENGL 329Literature and Performance3.00 credits
ENGL 332Literature and Society3.00 credits
ENGL 335Electronic Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 338Literature and Media3.00 credits
ENGL 341Literature and Visual Culture3.00 credits
ENGL 344Literature and the Environment3.00 credits
ENGL 390Advanced Poetry and Poetics3.00 credits
ENGL 391Advanced Narrative Forms3.00 credits
ENGL 395Special Topics in Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 400Major Authors3.00 credits
ENGL 410Topics in Twentieth-Century Literature3.00 credits
ENGL 420Topics in Literary Theory3.00 credits
ENGL 490Directed Studies3.00 credits
ENGL 491Directed Studies in Creative Writing3.00 credits

Mathematics requirements

Total credits: 6.00

Choose 3.00 credits from the following list
MATH 108Calculus I for Business, Social Sciences and Life Sciences3.00 credits
MATH 116Calculus I - The Mathematics of Change4.00 credits
Required

Biology requirements

Total credits: 8.00

Choose 8.00 credits from the following list
BIOL 106Introductory Biology I1.50 credits
BIOL 107Introductory Biology II4.00 credits
BIOL 110General Biology I4.00 credits
BIOL 111General Biology II4.00 credits

Chemistry requirements

Total credits: 8.00

Required
CHEM 110Bonding and Structure4.00 credits
CHEM 111Chemical Dynamics and Energetics4.00 credits

Physics requirements

Total credits: 4.00

Choose 4.00 credits from the following list
PHYS 110General Physics I4.00 credits
PHYS 114Fundamental Physics I4.00 credits

Biology electives

Total credits: 14.00

Required
BIOL 104Human Biology4.00 credits
BIOL 105Environmental Biology4.00 credits
BIOL 106Introductory Biology I1.50 credits
BIOL 107Introductory Biology II4.00 credits
BIOL 110General Biology I4.00 credits
BIOL 111General Biology II4.00 credits
BIOL 112Human Anatomy and Physiology I for Health Sciences4.00 credits
BIOL 113Human Anatomy and Physiology II for Health Sciences4.00 credits
BIOL 200Genetics I3.00 credits
BIOL 202Nutrition3.00 credits
BIOL 203Introduction to Microbiology4.00 credits
BIOL 208Ecology4.00 credits
BIOL 210Morphology of Vascular Plants4.00 credits
BIOL 212Invertebrate Zoology4.00 credits
BIOL 213Vertebrate Zoology4.00 credits
BIOL 214Cell Biology4.00 credits
BIOL 215Biochemistry4.00 credits
BIOL 222Microbiology4.00 credits
BIOL 240Pathology3.00 credits
BIOL 305Ecological Principles for Sustainability3.00 credits
BIOL 350Natural History of BC3.00 credits
BIOL 351Global Biogeography3.00 credits
BIOL 352Evolution of Life3.00 credits
BIOL 353Brain Health3.00 credits
BIOL 354Physiology of Disease3.00 credits

Science electives

Total credits: 6.00

Choose 6.00 credits from the following list
Science at 200-Level3.00 credits
Science at 200-Level (other than Biology)3.00 credits

Electives

Total credits: 6.00

Choose 6.00 credits of electives
University Transferable Electives6.00 credits

Arts Electives (excluding English and any courses that have transfer credit in both Arts & Science)

Total credits: 6.00

Choose 6.00 credits of electives
University Transferable Arts Electives6.00 credits

Total program credits: 64.00

Program Notes

Please see Classification of Subjects for Associate Degrees in the University Calendar for clarification of Arts, Humanities, Social Science and Science electives.

Important Dates

Application Dates

Sep 5, 2017 - Aug 7, 2018

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Jul 9-20, 2018

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 27, 2018  4 p.m.

Application Dates

Jan 2, 2018 - Dec 4, 2018

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Nov 13-22, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 18, 2018  4 p.m.

Application Dates

May 1, 2018 - May 7, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Mar 4-8, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

May 1, 2019  4 p.m.

Application Dates

Sep 4, 2018 - Aug 6, 2019

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%) calculated on English 12 or English 12 First Peoples and two academic Grade 12 courses.

Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.


For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University 2018-2019 Calendar (pdf).

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