2 years
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About this course

This Associate in Science program provides the foundation for a concentration in the biological, medical, and agricultural sciences. This program is primarily  intended for the student transferring to a four-year institution to complete work for a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, Forestry,  Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Technology, Microbiology, Medical-related careers (Chiropractic, Dentistry, Mortuary Science, and Pre-med),  Nursing,  Paramedical, Animal Science and Agriculture, Horticulture and Botany, Entomology, Physical Therapy, and other related fields. See Specialization in Nanofabrication Technology for a fifth semester. This is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) program.

The student/graduate will be able to:

  • Define and explain the essential principles and concepts of the life sciences.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the techniques and instrumentation appropriate to the discipline.
  • Define a problem, propose reasonable solutions through library and web-based research, investigate the problem using experimental procedures, collect and analyze the data, and present the findings.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication in general and as applied specifically to the discipline of biology.
  • Students will be accepted into a four-year institution in a biological sciences program.

Entry Requirements

International Students 

  • A copy of your transcript (grades) to the BC3 Admissions Office.  If you have attended any other type of educational program or institution, we will also need a transcript of those academic records translated into the English language by World Education Service or Educational Credential Evaluators 
  • If English is not your native language, you must submit TOEFL test scores at minimum of 61 on the Internet-based or IELTS scores at a minimum of 5.