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Associate of Science Degree

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Students are not admitted directly to the Associate of Science Degree, but must have a minimum of 18 credits to be eligible. However, students in Science Studies or the Bachelor of Science degree program can graduate with the Associate of Science degree once all program requirements are met. Students are recommended to see a UFV science advisor.

Application Fee: $47.76

1) Program Admission Requirements

The Associate of Science Degree does not admit students directly. However, students in UFV's General Science Studies or Bachelor of Science Degree program may be able to tailor their course selections to also meet the requirements for an Associate of Science Degree.

Admission requirements for UFV's Bachelor of Science Degree are:

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

  • high school graduation or equivalent
  • completion of nine university-level credits with at least a 2.0 (C) average in all university courses attempted

2. Science

One of:

  • Chemistry 12 (C+)
  • CHEM 093 (C+)
  • CHEM 110 (C+)
  • CHEM 113 (C+)
  • Biology 12 (C+)
  • BIO 093 (C+)
  • BIO 111 (C+)
  • Physics 12 (C+)
  • PHYS 093 (C+)
  • PHYS 100 (C+)
  • PHYS 101 (C+)
  • PHYS 105 (C+)
  • PHYS 111 (C+)
  • Geography 12 (C+)
  • GEOG 101 (C+)
  • GEOG 102 (C+)
  • GEOG 103 (C+)
  • Geology 12 (C+)
  • GEOG 116 (C+)

3. Math

One of:

  • Principles of Math 12 (B)
  • Pre-Calculus 12 (B)
  • MATH 094/095 (B)
  • MATH 096 (B)
  • MATH 110 (C+)
  • MATH 111 (C)
  • MDPT (70%)

4. Meet the English Language proficiency requirements


  • attendance at a Bachelor of Science information session or personal interview with the Science Advisor is recommended


2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements


If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following to enter full time academic study (minimum score):

  • Two years of study and graduation from an English-language secondary school
  • Completion of a degree, diploma, or two years of study with a 2.00 CGPA at an English language post-secondary institution recognized by UFV
  • A C+ grade in English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, IB English A (Standard or Higher Level) or AP English
  • A TOEFL score of 88 (internet based),
  • A TOEFL score of 570 (paper based) or 320 (computer based) with a 4.0 TWE (essay) score
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum band score of 6.0
  • A UFV Composition Placement Test score of 48
  • A CAEL score of 70
  • A Cambridge score of a C
  • A CanTEST score of 4.5 with a writing score of 4.0
  • A MELAB score of 85
  • A LPI score of 30 (Level 5)
  • A UFV English as a second language assessment result equivalent to the completion of 80 level ESL writing and grammar
  • Completion of any course or test score with grades that meet the prerequisites for ENGL 105, ENGL 120, CMNS 125 or CMNS 155
  • A C- grade in a first year English or Communications course at UFV
  • A C grade in ENGL 099 or CMNS 099
  • A C+ grade in ENGL 081, ENGL 091 or ESL WG84
  • An Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 80 and an Accuplacer WritePlacer score of 6

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Beyond program admission requirements, you should also be aware of UFV's English language entrance proficiency requirement.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Students must meet the academic requirements of their intended program (detailed within the program admission requirements section for UFV programs within Education Planner).

Many programs require students to have BC secondary school graduation or equivalent to meet entrance requirements. Complete program admission requirements for all UFV programs are detailed in Education Planner.

The following links also offer helpful advice regarding Secondary School grades and transcripts for the admission process:



Students must meet the academic requirements of their intended program (detailed within the program admission requirements section for UFV programs within Education Planner).

Many programs require applicants to have the equivalent of BC Secondary school graduation to meet entrance requirements. To determine the equivalency of BC secondary school graduation from other parts of Canada please click here.



BC Transfer Student

If you wish to transfer credit from another BC post-secondary institution to UFV please click here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you wish to transfer credit from an out-of-province post-secondary institution to UFV please click here.

Mature Student

Post-secondary programs at UFV normally require BC secondary school graduation (or equivalent) for admission. However, some programs accept mature students without secondary school graduation. Each program has specific admission requirements in place to ensure students have a reasonable opportunity to succeed. If mature student entry is available for a program, the requirements and minimum age will be stated. These program admission requirements are outlined for all of UFV's programs in Education Planner.



International Student

International applicants must have completed the equivalent of Canadian Grade 12 (or near-equivalent standing) plus specific program prerequisites for admission to any UFV career, technical or academic program. In addition, minimum English requirements must also be met.

For more details on UFV's general admission requirements and English requirements for International applicants please click here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Special Admission - Any individual who does not qualify for admission through any of the other avenues may petition the UFV Academic Standards Committee for special consideration.

How to Apply

For step-by-step application advice to UFV please click here.

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