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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


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


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


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.

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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.