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Bachelor of Science General

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At a Glance

  • Credential: Degree
  • Credits: 120
  • Next Start: Monthly

Obtain a general education that allows you to focus on more than one area of study and prepares you for the challenges science presents to the modern world with Athabasca University’s online bachelor of science (BSc) program. Graduates of the BSc program will have gained the technical, analytical, and critical thinking skills to be able to further their education or be an innovative member in the field.

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  • $72k

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Q: Why take the Bachelor of Science?

A:

A bachelor of science will prepare you for the science-based world of today and the increasing technological demands of the future.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A: Finish this program in as little as 4 years of full-time study, or work at your own pace and take as long as you need. There is no time limit for completion.

Program Overview

Obtain a general education that allows you to focus on more than one area of study and prepares you for the challenges science presents to the modern world with Athabasca University’s online bachelor of science (BSc) program. Graduates of the BSc program will have gained the technical, analytical, and critical thinking skills to be able to further their education or be an innovative member in the field.

Our BSc degree offers you an opportunity to gain a diverse knowledge in multiple areas such as:

  • architecture
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • computing and information systems
  • environmental science
  • geo-sciences
  • health and nutrition
  • mathematics and statistics
  • physics and astronomy

Our core courses include studies in

  • scientific reasoning
  • ethics, science, technology and the environment

Like other BSc programs, this program has some courses with lab components, but our labs are offered to promote flexibility for students.  We have developed home lab kits for many of our Science courses.  In addition, some of our courses have virtual labs.  A few labs do require on-site attendance, but we have made it as flexible as possible by condensing the lab and also allowing students to complete multiple labs in one trip.

Our senior students also have the opportunity to take on discipline-specific research project courses that can be completed in a lab or at a distance under the guidance of an advisor.

Why take the bachelor of science?

A bachelor of science will prepare you for the science-based world of today and the increasing technological demands of the future.

AU’s BSc program also allows you to complete courses that are transferrable to pre-medicine, pre-dentistry and pre-veterinary programs offered at other universities across Canada. Check with your desired school to be sure you’re taking the right courses for transfer.

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