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What will I learn?

This credential is awarded in recognition of a substantial course profile in science taken at KPU. There is no recognition of a Diploma of Science with respect to transferring to a receiving institution other than transfer credit on a course-by-course basis.

Curricular Requirements

60 credits in 1100- and 2000-level courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in the courses that fulfill the requirements of the Diploma.

First-year English

Select two of the following with at least one course in Calculus:

  • MATH 1112 Pre-Calculus
  • MATH 1115 Statistics I
  • MATH 1120 Differential Calculus
  • MATH 1130 Calculus for Life Sciences I
  • MATH 1220 Integral Calculus
  • MATH 1230 Calculus for Life Sciences II

Select 20 credits of 1100- or 1200-level courses in at least two of the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Select 2 courses at the 2000-level or higher in BIOL, CHEM, PHYS or MATH 1

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in Science.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Horticulture

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$20,538.30 (US$ 15,945) per year
CAN $684.61 per credit; CAN $41,076.6 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

6 September 2022, 4 January 2023, 8 May 2023

Venue

KPU Richmond Campus

8771 Lansdowne Road,

RICHMOND,

British Columbia (BC),

V6X 3X7, Canada

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$20,538.30 (US$ 15,945) per year
CAN $684.61 per credit; CAN $41,076.6 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

6 September 2022, 4 January 2023, 8 May 2023

Venue

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

KPU Surrey Campus,

12666 72 Avenue,

SURREY,

British Columbia (BC),

V3W 2M8, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

You have graduated high school (secondary school) OR completed 24+ credits of undergraduate-level credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

English Proficiency Requirements

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Test: overall band of 6.5 or higher, with a minimum 6.0 in each band, taken within the last two years from the term of admission

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): IBT 88 or higher, with no sub score less than 20, taken within the last two years from the term of admission

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60, taken within the last two years from the term of admission

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Score of 61 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission

Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Where thought meets action, Kwantlen Polytechnic University provides an exceptional education and develops students to become leaders in their field.

  • The only polytechnic university in Canada
  • More than 140 programs with hands-on learning opportunities
  • Benefit from close links with partner organizations
  • The 3rd largest university in Metro Vancouver

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