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Health Science: Bachelor of Science Degree - Major or Honours


Intake
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer

  • Location
    Richmond and Surrey
  • Campuses
    Richmond

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    Surrey - Main

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    City of Surrey
  • Length
    Four Years (120 Credits)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5600 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1200 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Fee: $40

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

2. English Proficiency

One of:

  • English Studies 12 (C+) or equivalents
  • English First Peoples 12 (C+)
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) English A1 or A2 (HL or SL) with a minimum grade of 3 (or C+)
  • AP (Advanced Placement) English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition with a minimum grade of 2 (or C+)
  • 3 credits of undergraduate English course (C-) from a recognized post-secondary institution where English in the primary language of instruction
  • A baccalaureate degree, or two-year diploma, or 60 undergraduate-level credits, at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction (2.0 cumulative GPA)
  • Both KPU ESLT 0381 (B) and ELST 0383 (B)
  • Both ELST 0381 (B) and KPU placement score higher than ELST 0383 level
  • ENGQ 1091 (C) or ENGQ 1092 (C) or ENGQ 1099 (C)
  • KPU Placement Test into ENGL 1100
  • IELTS Academic score = at least overall 6.5, with 6.0 in each band (within the last two years)
  • Internet based TOEFL score = at least 88, with no sub score less than 20 (within the last two years)
  • CAEL score = at least 70, with no sub score less than 60 (within the last two years)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score = at least 61 (within the last two years)
  • LPI score = at least level 5, with an essay score of 30 or higher (within the last two years)


Admission Advice

1. Aside from program entry/admission requirements, there are also specific course registration requirements (called prerequisites) which are listed within each KPU course description. In order to register for individual courses and complete the program, you should make sure that you meet the course prerequisites. For example: first-year Science courses have the following prerequisites:

  • Direct entry into first-year Calculus (MATH 1130) requires at least Pre-Calculus 12 (C+) or Preciples of Math 12 (C+)
  • Direct entry into first-year Physics (PHYS 1101) requires at least PHYS 1100 or Principles of Physics 12 (P)
  • Direct entry into first-year Chemistry (CHEM 1110) requires at least CHEM 1105 or Chemistry 12 (C+) and the Math prerequisites (Level C1).
  • Direct entry into first-year Biology (BIOL 1110) - requires at least English 12 (B) or equivalent.  Biology 11 or 12 is not required but recommended as it offers a strong preparation.

2. KPU offers appropriate upgrading courses if you are missing any prerequisites to register for courses in the Science program.

3. If you are unable to satisfy the English proficiency requirement to enter the undergraduate program at KPU, you may be able to begin your studies through the Faculty’s pathway program.

4. If you have any general questions about this program, don’t hesitate to contact the Future Students’ Office.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy Kwantlen's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

English is the primary language of study at KPU. Therefore, all applicants must be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of English language proficiency for their undergraduate, vocational or preparatory area of study. English requirements can be found here.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University's General University Admission Requirements are found here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU High School Graduate.

Out-of-Province

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU High School Graduate.

BC Transfer Student

You may request transfer credit for courses taken previously at another post-secondary institution. Transfer credit assessments take approximately 6-8 weeks. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU Transfer Students.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You may request transfer credit for courses taken previously at another post-secondary institution. Transfer credit assessments take approximately 6-8 weeks. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU Transfer Students.

Mature Student

At KPU, we proudly welcome students of all walks and ages. If you have not graduated from High School, have taken fewer than 24 post-secondary credits, and are 19 years of age or older, we can admit you as a mature student. Mature students bring a lot of experience and diversity into the classroom, and KPU will support you in achieving your personal and professional goals. For more information how you can apply to KPU, visit: KPU Mature Students.

 

International Student

Kwantlen Polytechnic University accepts applications from international students who meet the English Proficiency Requirement. All international undergraduate applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission.

Details on admission for International Students can be found here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

There are 5 categories that offer students special consideration for admission:

  • Aboriginal
  • Visiting
  • Exchange
  • Concurrent
  • General Interest

To learn more about these categories, visit: Applicant Categories

 

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.