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Sciences

In Science programs, we encourage curiosity and push the boundaries of innovation. We take bold steps through focused studies and apply scientific knowledge to the real world.    

Our relevant programming will give you the tools, knowledge and inspiration you need to make the most of your talents. We’re plugged-in to the scientific world and can help you navigate your future. Are you driven to make a difference in the world? Good. Let’s innovate, together.  

Can’t find the program you’re looking for? Visit the Academic Calendar for a complete list of programs offered at Red Deer Polytechnic. You can also tailor a program pathway just for you with Academic Upgrading, Open Studies, Flexible Learning and Extended Education opportunities.  

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

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The Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences is a four-year degree program emphasizing contemporary biology and practical scientific skills applicable to both field and laboratory settings. Complete all four years in Red Deer, and open the door to a world of possibilities.

Computer Programming Diploma

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Pursue a career in the dynamic field of technology, software and web development with the Computer Programming Diploma. Students will delve into digital thinking and innovation through this intensive program that includes extensive applied learning and project management opportunities. 

University Sciences Diploma

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This two-year diploma program emphasizes contemporary concepts and practical scientific skills applicable to both field and laboratory settings. With an initial specialization in Biological Sciences, students registered in this program will explore topics ranging from the level of molecules and cells to that of organisms, communities and populations.

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional - Medicine

Pre-Professional Programs at RDP are starting points to help students understand, and work towards, future admission into programs such as the Doctor of Medicine (DM).

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional - Optometry

During these first two years of a Bachelor of Science degree, we provide you a starting point to keep your eyes (and mind) focused on a rewarding career as a Doctor of Optometry. This program is specifically tailored to help you work towards admission at the University of Waterloo, the only Canadian institution to offer this program. 

University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional - Veterinary Medicine

Pre-Professional Programs at RDP are starting points to help students understand, and work towards, future admission into programs such as the University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine program (UCVM).

Additional Programs and Pathways


Academic Upgrading and Open Studies allow flexible registration so you can tailor your course selection to your specific goals for the future. Complete details are available below. For a full list of programs offered at Red Deer Polytechnic, visit the Academic Calendar.


Academic Upgrading

The Academic Upgrading program at Red Deer Polytechnic helps open doors to further education and better employment. You can upgrade academic skills, meet entrance requirements for post-secondary programs, earn a High School Equivalency diploma, and prepare for entry into the workplace.

Open Studies

Open Studies is a unique, flexible and customizable program that allows students to take courses that help them work toward their career goals. Students in Open Studies may choose to take courses on a full-time or part-time basis.