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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science - General

bachelor of science general
Bachelor's Degree

- 2 years at RDP
- 2 years at most universities

-Main Campus
The Program

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) General program gives you a broad education in more than one branch of study. Students either complete two majors or one major and one minor. Majors are chosen from ten science subject areas.

If you enroll in the General program and intend to transfer to a BSc Specialization or Honors program in the Faculty of Science at University of Alberta (U of A), carefully follow the requirements for the latter program when selecting your courses (consult an Academic Advisor). This applies to all students intending to transfer to the Universities of Calgary (U of C) or Lethbridge (U of L) which do not offer a BSc General program.

Program Content

The following content provides a basic understanding of General Science programs but does not contain specific details regarding specific course requirements. This information is current at the time of publication but may change as the universities change. their requirements.  While the below schedule is complimentary to the majority of concentrations included within the University of Alberta’s BSc General program, as well as the University of Lethbridge’s General Science and University of Calgary’s BSc Natural Science programs, it is recommended you contact an academic advisor regarding your chosen major/university.

Suggested Pattern Year 1

  • BIOL 217/BIOL 218 (6 credits)
  • CHEM 211/CHEM 212 (6 credits)
  • MATH 202 or MATH 203 & STAT 251 or Option (6 credits)
  • ENGL 219/ENGL 220  (6 credits)
  • Two non-science options (6 credits)

Suggested Pattern Year 2

Please contact the artscienceinfo [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (Advisors in the School of Arts and Sciences), or refer to the Academic Advising Planning Guides

University Transfer Program

For the most current university program and transfer information, see the Planning Guides

Transfer Features

This program transfers to BSc General at the U of A and also allows for subsequent transfer to University of Alberta BSc Specialization and Honours programs if admission requirements are met for those programs. It also allows for transfer to University of Calgary BSc Honours and majors programs, majors in the University of Lethbridge BSc program, and majors in Royal Roads University BSc Environment and Sustainability programs.

Note: There are some major/minor combinations which have required courses (usually in the second year) that are not offered at RDP. Students taking these combinations can either take other (transferable) courses during a second year or can transfer after their first year at RDP.

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