Science programs at UFV

Science disciplines at UFV include biology, chemistry, computing science, mathematics and statistics, physics, physical geography, and engineering.

UFV offers the following options to students interested in studying science.

Bachelor of Science

UFV offers a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Physical geography

During the four-year BSc program, you can either complete a major from the above mentioned programs, or two minors in any of the science subjects above, and with the additional options of Computing Science and Statistics.

UFV also offers honours degrees in Biology, Physics or Physical Geography, which is excellent preparation for graduate school. Additionally, any BSc major can be combined with an Arts, Kinesiology, Computer Information Systems or Business Administration minor.

View BSc entrance requirements in the UFV Calendar

Bachelor of Computer Information Systems

Get the right mix of theory and hands-on applied knowledge in our modern well-equipped labs. The Computer Information Systems program offered at UFV provides depth in both software development and systems, and networking.

In your third and fourth year, you can specialize in one of the following three concentrations:

  • Software Development
  • Systems and Networking
  • Security

These final years of the degree program are built to provide you with additional technical knowledge and skills, as well as a solid business background, to prepare you to move into managerial positions in information technology.

View entrance requirements in the UFV Calendar

Associate of Science

An Associate Degree in Science at UFV is designed to provide you with the foundational knowledge you need to tackle further studies in the science field. Completing a two-year associate degree can provide you with the lab skills, field techniques and data analysis insight that will make you a preferred candidate at many BC and Canadian universities.

An Associate Degree in Science can open the door to a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Mathematics, Math and Statistics or Computing Science at UFV or to chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, naturopathic, optometry and veterinary medicine studies at another institution.

If you wish to complete an Associate of Science, you should apply for Science studies or for the Bachelor of Science. Seeing an advisor to help you plan your studies is highly recommended.

Science Studies

UFV’s Science Studies program is an excellent choice if you want to explore your options. It allows you to complete an introductory year of science at UFV before committing to a full degree in science.

If you have a strong academic background (B or better in high-school or college-level sciences and math) and want to take four or five classes each semester, you are encouraged to apply to the Bachelor of Science program, which gives you some registration advantage. All other science students entering first year should apply to Science Studies.

After one year, you can apply to the Bachelor of Science program without an additional application fee and with 28 credits earned. Additionally, upon your successful completion of 60 credits with a 2.0 GPA (C average), you can apply to graduate with a UFV General Studies diploma. You can also complete the requirements for an Associate of Science degree.

View more info in the UFV Calendar

Other options

Other exciting study options in the Faculty of Science include:

  • Computer Information Systems certificates, diploma, or degree
  • Data Analysis post-degree certificate
  • Engineering Transfer program
  • Engineering Physics diploma in Mechatronics

Not meeting requirements for admission into a science program?

Consider applying to Science Studies. Science Studies is a program path that allows you to take regular university credit courses before you have been accepted into a specific certificate, diploma, or degree program.

To qualify for preferred registration seating, be sure to gain admission to your science program of choice as soon as you meet requirements.

View more info in the UFV Calendar

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