Combined Degrees, University Transfer
Bachelor of Science (Specialization in Science and Education)
Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Combined Degree
The University of Alberta Faculties of Science and Education offer a combined degrees program that is more structured than a Bachelor of Science degree followed by a Bachelor of Education After-Degree (a six-year route). This combined degree program is less flexible in course choice and scheduling as it is designed to meet the minimum requirements of both degrees in five years. In addition, the program must meet teacher certification requirements within the five-year time frame. Students spend the first two years of this five-year program registered in Bachelor of Science. After completing first year at the College, students apply to the University’s Faculty of Science for admission to year two. Continuation in the combined degree program requires a GPA of at least 2.3 in each Fall/Winter of the five-year program.
To accommodate the variety in subject studies needed in secondary school teaching, students in the combined degrees program will select both a major and minor from the following areas:
Biology, Botany, Entomology, Genetics, Immunology and Infection, Marine Science, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Paleontology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Zoology
Astronomy, Chemistry, Mathematical Physics, Physics
Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Probability
Admission to our programs in Science requires a minimum overall average of 60 percent in the following five Alberta Education courses or equivalents. For course groups, refer to the Classification of Alberta Education Courses.
- English 30-1
- Mathematics 30-1
- One from Group A, B, or C
- Two from Group C
It is essential that you check and plan so that you have the appropriate prerequisites for the courses that you require in your program.
If you are 21 years of age or older and do not have a high school diploma, you may still be eligible for admission as a Non-Matriculated Adult.
Admission to the University of Alberta BSc Program requires an overall average of 60 percent on the following three courses: Mathematics 30-1, two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Mathematics 31, Physics 30.
Regardless of admission requirements, you must still have the grade 12 subjects specified as prerequisites to the courses you are required or wish to take in your program.
Physical Sciences Major/Biological Sciences Minor
Physical Sciences Major/Mathematical Sciences Minor
Mathematical Sciences Major/Physical Science Minor
Mathematical Sciences Major/Biological Sciences Minor
Biological Sciences Major/Mathematical Sciences Minor
This specialization requires specific sequencing to stay at GPRC for two years. Speak with an advisor prior to registering.
Biological Science Major/Physical Sciences Minor
Bachelor of Education Elementary and Secondary Routes
The University of Alberta also offers students a 4 year Bachelor of Education degree program, in either the Elementary or Secondary Routes. Students interested in pursuing the Secondary Route have the option to major and minor in separate science disciplines. Please refer to the Education section of this calendar for further information.