Diploma in Science


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.

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/science

Department's website: kpu.ca/science/programs-offered

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Diploma in Science must be admitted to the Faculty of Science.

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, including:

First-year English3
Select two of the following with at least one course in Calculus:6
Statistics I
Differential Calculus
Calculus for Life Sciences I
Integral Calculus
Calculus for Life Sciences II
Select 20 credits of 1100- or 1200-level courses in at least two of the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Physics20
Select 2 courses at the 2000-level or higher in BIOL, CHEM, PHYS or MATH6-8

Note: Students should be careful to choose their remaining credits according to program requirements at the university, or institute of technology where they wish to complete their Degree.

Credential Awarded

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

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