Science programs include General Science, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, and Engineering Transfer.


The General Science category is designed for students entering UCFV who wish to study science. After one year of studies (28 credits), General Science students can apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science program (see BSc Entrance Requirements).

Entrance requirements

1. B.C. Secondary school graduation or equivalent or minimum of 19 years of age before the first day of classes.

Note: You must meet the prerequisites for your course(s) before you begin classes. Please read the course descriptions to determine which prerequisite courses are needed. If a Composition Placement Test (CPT) or Math Placement Test (MPT) is required, please make arrangements early in the year to write it.

How to apply

1. Submit the application fee along with your UCFV application for admission form to the Admissions and Records (A&R) office. Application forms are available from any A&R or Student Services office. You can also print an application form from our website at, or you can apply directly through the internet at See the Admissions chart for a complete list of application dates and general admission information.

Additional documents required for a complete application:

2. Proof of completion of prerequisites is required for registration. It is essential that you submit an official high school transcript at least two weeks before you register (except Grade 12 students who are given until the end of the first week of August to submit final grades). If you have attended any other post-secondary institutions, you should submit official transcripts for each program, as well as an Application for Transfer Credit form, so that the courses can be evaluated and added to your UCFV record.

3. Upon admission to the program, you will be provided with registration information. A deposit is required when you register (see the Fees and Other Costs section). This money will be applied to the tuition fees and is not refundable. Final payment of all course fees is due the end of the second week of classes.

Admission with registration priority

Applications for admission with registration priority are accepted for this program. See Admissions and Registration in the Introduction and General Information section for information.

Fees and additional costs

Fees stated are in effect for 2003/04 and are subject to change for 2004/05.

The fees for a full-time science student (five courses or 22 credits) would be about $2,500 per semester. Books and additional supplies cost $80 to $100 per course. See the Fees and Other Costs section for more information.


First-year courses can be completed at either the Abbotsford or Chilliwack campus. Currently, all courses beyond first-year are only offered at the Abbotsford campus.

Visiting students

Students from other institutions may wish to take courses in the UCFV program in order to complete their studies at their institution. This requires a Letter of Permission from their institution as well as an application to UCFV as a visiting student. Students should consult the Registrar’s office at their institution. Visiting students may not receive the same priority in registration as UCFV students.

General Studies diploma

Students in the General Science category are eligible to complete the General Studies diploma. Although there are no specific entrance or course requirements for this option, you may request a General Studies diploma upon successful completion of any 60 credits at UCFV with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0. Students must submit a Request for Graduation form to the Admissions and Records office by April 1, with requirements met by April 30.

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