Bachelor of Science: Human Science (4-Year)

Number of credits required from Athabasca University: 30 credits.

Contact us for more information about the BSc Human Science Program.

Maximum credit awarded in this program for prior learning through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) processes: 30 credits.

Program Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing this program, students should be able to

  • exhibit insight and complex reasoning to engage in experimental design.
  • demonstrate a fundamental understanding of scientific and applied principles.
  • readily see connections between scientific ideas, systematic procedures and data.
  • perform experienced and independent skills in quantifying, calculating and drawing results of laboratory experiments.
  • disseminate information at all levels of interaction by describing clearly the qualities of scientific materials, calculations and results.
  • exhibit confidence in drawing conclusions from existing data.
  • exhibit insight into choice of equipment or application.
  • accurately portray, explain and interpret data calculation and results of scientific processes related to the discipline.
  • consistently apply hunches and new insights to laboratory application, combining resources or finding evidence to support new conclusions.
  • show leadership in teaching laboratory techniques to others within the discipline.
  • provide needed resources, in useful and orderly ways, for scientific processes related to the discipline.
  • portray evidence, data and interpretation in a convincing manner.
  • demonstrate skilled, adept presentation of scientific ideas and practices in writing.
  • show insight and capacity to illustrate, compare, contrast and explain scientific material orally.
  • be competent in using computer software and allied equipment and supplies.
  • take part in scientific endeavour through literature searches, conference attendance or other intervention in related scientific disciplines.
  • demonstrate knowledge of current best practices and ethical applications in the discipline.

Possible Career Options

  • Technologist in a lab
  • Critical Writer/Journalist in human science-related topics
  • Health Services Co-ordinator
  • Researcher

Possible Further Education Options

At Athabasca University*

At Other Educational Institutions*

  • graduate studies
  • medical/dental/veterinary school
  • education: bachelor/master
  • law

* Entrance requirements vary among educational institutions. It is the students’ responsibility to research the entrance requirements of other educational institutions.

Updated April 28 2017 by Web Strategy, Advancement