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Associate of Science Degree - Biology
Associate of Science Degree - Biology

Associate of Science Degree - Biology

  • ID:CU010053
  • Level:Associate Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$135.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$20,312.50
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$900.00
  • Application Fee:$135.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$20,312.50
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$900.00
Estimated Total/program:
$66,695.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

  • High school graduation

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

English requirements:

  • If English is not your first language or you’ve received your education in a language other than English you must take one of the following English language assessment tests:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    • Required minimum marks:

      • online test (TOEFL iBT®): 83

      • paper-delivered test: 560

    • Capilano University TOEFL code: 0505

  • ELA (English Language Assessment Test)

    • Required minimum mark: 145

  • Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

    • Required minimum mark: 6.5 overall, with no single score below 6

  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test)

    • Required minimum mark: 70

  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English – Academic)

    • Required minimum mark: 56

  • DET (Duolingo English Test) – Being accepted on a temporary basis until January 2021

    • Required minimum mark: 110

Other requirements:

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Course Information

Program Highlights

Are you curious about the living world? If you want to understand how life works and open the door to diverse career opportunities in the life sciences, consider an Associate of Science Degree - Biology at CapU.

Biology is the science that explores and explains the life within and around us, investigating everything from how molecules move within cells to how ecosystems flourish in varied environments.  An Associates of Science Degree - Biology provides a firm foundation in the broad, exciting, and rapidly growing fields of life science. Our multidisciplinary and lab-focused curriculum emphasizes both the academic and applied skill sets you need to pursue opportunities in a range of fields including health, biotechnology, and conservation and resource management. You can also transfer 60 credits to other BC universities to continue your studies after graduation from CapU.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use the scientific method - generate hypotheses; predict outcomes; collect, analyze and interpret data; compile and interpret graphs and figures; draw sound conclusions; modify predictions and identify knowledge gaps.

  • Demonstrate proper laboratory techniques - conduct planned experiments, operate laboratory equipment, prepare dissections.

  • Communicate scientific information effectively - research and write annotated bibliographies, research and write essays and laboratory reports.

  • Explain and apply the core biological concepts of evolution, structure and function, information flow, the transformation of energy and matter, and systems functioning and interconnections.

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English requirement

Total credits: 6.00

  • ENGL English 100-Level

  • ENGL 010, Language Skills, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 100, University Writing Strategies, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 103, Introduction to Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 107, Indigenous Literature and Film, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 109, Literature and Contemporary Culture, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 112, Reading, Writing, Dialogue: Entering Global Conversations, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 190, Introduction to Creative Writing, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 191, Creative Writing: Contemporary Practices, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 200, Literature in English from Beowulf to Paradise Lost, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 201, Literature in English after Paradise Lost, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 203, Canadian Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 205, Modern American Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 207, Literary Theory and Criticism, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 208, Studies in Fiction, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 213, World Literature in English, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 217, Literature on the Edge, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 218, The Art of Children's Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 219, Reel Lit: Literature into Film, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 260, Writing Communities, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 290, Creative Writing: Letter and Line, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 291, Creative Writing: Narrative Fictions, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 292, Creative Writing: Children's Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 293, Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 295, Special Topics in Creative Writing, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 296, Creative Writing: Writing for the Stage, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 300, Writing, Rhetoric, Style, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 301, Studies in Rhetoric, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 302, Studies in British Columbian Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 305, Special Topics in Canadian Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 308, Studies in British Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 311, Studies in American Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 314, Studies in National Literatures, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 317, Traditions in Western Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 320, Global Literatures, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 323, Special Topics in Genre, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 326, Traditions in Poetry, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 329, Literature and Performance, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 332, Literature and Society, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 335, Electronic Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 338, Literature and Media, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 341, Literature and Visual Culture, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 344, Literature and the Environment, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 352, Special Topics in British Literature, 1000-1660, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 353, Special Topics in British Literature, 1660-1830, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 354, Special Topics in British Literature, 1830-1970, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 356, Special Topics in American Literature, 1620-1865, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 357, Special Topics in American Literature, 1865-1970, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 358, Special Topics in Contemporary Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 359, Indigenous Literatures, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 363, Words in The World I: Genre and Form, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 365, Words in the World II: Cultures, Networks and Traditions, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 367, Land School, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 369, Foundations in Writing Pedagogy, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 390, Advanced Poetry and Poetics, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 391, Advanced Narrative Forms, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 392, Creative Writing: Creative Travel Writing, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 393, Creative Writing: Advanced Practices, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 394, Creative Writing: Performance, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 395, Creative Writing: Special Topics, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 400, Major Authors, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 410, Topics in Twentieth-Century Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 420, Special Topics in Literary Theory, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 435, Electronic Literature, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 463, Words in the World III: Critical and Creative Formations, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 464, Capstone Project, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 465, Words in the World Practicum, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 466, Directed Reading, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 467, Honours Thesis, 6.00 credits

  • ENGL 490, Directed Studies, 3.00 credits

  • ENGL 491, Creative Writing: Directed Studies, 3.00 credits

Mathematics requirements

Total credits: 6.00

  • Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:

  • MATH 108, Calculus I for Business, Social Sciences and Life Sciences, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 116, Calculus I - The Mathematics of Change, 4.00 credits

  • Required:

MATH Mathematics

  • MATH 097, Intermediate Algebra, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 102, Statistical Methods, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 105, Precalculus Mathematics - Modelling Our World, 4.00 credits

  • MATH 108, Calculus I for Business, Social Sciences and Life Sciences, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 109, Calculus II for Business, Social Sciences and Life Sciences, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 116, Calculus I - The Mathematics of Change, 4.00 credits

  • MATH 123, Contemporary Mathematics, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 124, Discrete Mathematics I, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 126, Calculus II, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 139, The Mathematics of Visual Art, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 152, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, 4.00 credits

  • MATH 190, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, 4.00 credits

  • MATH 200, Linear Algebra, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 204, Probability and Statistics for Applications, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 215, Introduction to Analysis, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 224, Discrete Mathematics II, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 230, Calculus III, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 231, Calculus IV, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 235, Introduction to Differential Equations, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 300, Mathematics and Creative Arts, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 330, Mathematical Modelling, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 335, Discovering Mathematics, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 336, Applied Graph Theory and Optimization, 3.00 credits

  • MATH 400, Introduction to Machine Learning, 3.00 credits

Biology requirements

Total credits: 8.00

  • Choose 8.00 credits from the following list:

  • BIOL 106, Introductory Biology I, 1.50 credits

  • BIOL 107, Introductory Biology II, 4.00 credits

  • BIOL 110, General Biology I, 4.00 credits

  • BIOL 111, General Biology II, 4.00 credits

Chemistry requirements

Total credits: 8.00

  • Required:

  • CHEM 110, Bonding and Structure, 4.00 credits

  • CHEM 111, Chemical Dynamics and Energetics, 4.00 credits

Physics requirements

Total credits: 4.00

  • Choose 4.00 credits from the following list:

  • PHYS 110, General Physics I, 4.00 credits

  • PHYS 114, Fundamental Physics I, 4.00 credits

Biology electives

Total credits: 14.00

  • 14.00 credits of Biology at the 200-level

  • BIOL Biology 200-Level, 14.00 credits

Science electives

Total credits: 6.00

  • Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:

  • Science at 200-Level, 3.00 credits

  • Science at 200-Level (other than Biology), 3.00 credits

Electives

Total credits: 6.00

  • Choose 6.00 credits of electives:

  • University Transferable Electives, 6.00 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 Electives, 6.00 credits

 
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