Academic Calendar Fall 2019


Associate of Science degree

Students are not admitted directly to the Associate of Science; however, students in Qualifying Studies or the Bachelor of Science degree program can graduate with the Associate of Science degree once all program requirements are met.

To be eligible for an Associate of Science degree students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 18 courses. Please note that not all science courses are offered every semester. Therefore, it is important to carefully plan courses in a sequential manner, paying particular attention to course prerequisites. Associate of Science students should consult with an Advisor to ensure that they select the appropriate science courses for their particular career direction. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C average), calculated on all courses that apply towards the associate degree.

The following is the Associate of Science program outline. Students wishing to complete the program in four semesters should follow the suggested outline below. Students who do not follow the suggested outline will take longer to complete the program.

Program outline

(Sample program plan)

First year

Semester I (Fall)

Course Title Credits
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
Plus: Three 100-level science courses (see Note 1) 12–15

Semester II (Winter)

Course Title Credits
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
Plus: Two 100-level science courses (see Note 1) 8–10
Plus: One lower-level science course (see Notes 1 and 2) 4–5

Second year

Semester III (Fall)

Course Title Credits
ENGL 105 Academic Writing 3
Plus: One Arts elective (see Note 3) 3
Plus: Three 200-level science courses (see Note 2) 12

Semester IV (Winter)

Course Title Credits
ENGL One of ENGL 120–170 3
Plus: One Arts elective (see Note 3) 3
Plus: Three 200-level science courses (see Note 2) 12

Note 1: 100-level science courses should be applicable to the Bachelor of Science. Selection should be made based on the student's area of interest and in consultation with an Advisor. Suggested courses include: BIO 111, 112; CHEM 113, 114; COMP 150, 155; GEOG 103, 116; and PHYS 111, 112.

Note 2: 200-level science courses should be applicable to the Bachelor of Science and cover two or more subjects. Selection should be made based on the student's area of interest and in consultation with an Advisor. Applicable courses include: BIO 201, 202, 203, 210, 220; CHEM 213, 214, 221, 224, 241; COMP 251, 256; GEOG 201, 202, 211, 250, 253; MATH 211, 221, 235, 255, 265, 270; and PHYS 221, 222, 231, 252.

Note 3: The Arts electives must be in a subject other than English, and this excludes mathematics and laboratory-based science courses. Arts electives can be either Humanities or Social Sciences (see the Table of Subject Areas).

Co-operative Education option

The Co-operative Education option provides students with the opportunity to acquire paid, career-related work experience in conjunction with their studies in the Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degree programs. See the Co-operative Education section for more details.

Program requirements

Each course must be transferable to one of Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Northern British Columbia, or University of Victoria. Transferability of courses can be found on the B.C. Transfer Guide at No course will be used to meet more than one of the following specific requirements.

Undergraduate continuance

Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or above) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).


Students must complete at least 25% of the credits required for the program at UFV. Transfer credits and credits earned through prior learning assessment do not meet this requirement. Credit taken at a partner institution through an approved Study Abroad student exchange will apply towards residency requirements.

Graduation requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring they are eligible to graduate, and should regularly consult with an Academic Advisor. To be eligible to graduate, students must have completed the minimum 18 courses (68–77 credits) with a minimum GPA of 2.00.

Students must apply for graduation by completing the Graduation Request form available at, or from the Office of the Registrar. This should be done in the first month of the final semester. The final deadline for students who wish to attend the June Convocation ceremony is April 1 of each year, with all program requirements completed by the Winter semester grade deadline (see Important Registration Dates) of each year.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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