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Bachelor of Science

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science is a 4-year program. Students who choose a Bachelor of Science also choose an avenue that is wide open with possibility and promise. Many of them are passionate about health sciences, such as biology and physiology, as well as science areas such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and more. Our students have the opportunity to put all their knowledge into practice in new laboratories which have been specifically designed to respect the environment, particularly through reduced water consumption, low electricity consumption and the use of products that are not harmful to the environment or to personal health. These facilities and initiatives have earned our laboratories the Gold Level Green Lab certifications and recognition as Model Green Labs from the University of Alberta.


  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology (sciences)
  • Biological Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences.
Minors (Sciences)
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology (sciences)
  • Biological Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences.
Minors (Arts)
  • French Literature
  • History
  • Music
  • Social & Philosophical thought
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology & Sociology
  • Economics
  • Canadian Studies
  • Theatrical Studies
  • French Language


Possible Careers

  • Chemical industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Laboratories
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Universities

This program can also serve as a prerequisite to continue your studies and become a:

  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacist
  • And more! 

Admission Requirements

Applicants will be considered for admission based on their matriculation average on five appropriate Grade 12 subjects or equivalent. ** Please note that the course codes used correspond to those of Alberta **

Course Requirements
  • One of the following courses:
    • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of the following courses:
    • Francais 30-1
    • Francais 30-2
    • French 30 (New)
    • French 30-9Y
    • French 31
    • French Language Arts 30-1
    • French Language Arts 30-2
  • One of the following courses:
    • Mathematics 30-1
  • Two of the following courses:
    • Mathematics 31
    • Physics 30
    • Computing Science ADV (CTS-5Cr)
    • Biology 30
    • Chemistry 30
Admission Average

Admission is competitive and varies depending on space availability.

Canadian students, please refer to the Competitive Averages by faculty page.

International students, please refer to the Competitive Averages and Conversions page.

Please refer to this page for all dates and deadlines relevant to CSJ undergraduate programs.

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

The preparatory pathway in pharmacy is based on the collaboration of the Faculté Saint-Jean and the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. This two-year preparatory pathway prepares students of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) to apply for a doctoral program in pharmacy (PharmD) as well as offers them the opportunity to take the majority of their course in a francophone environment. For complete admission requirements to the Doctor of Pharmacy program, please click here.

Academic requirements and course content are equivalent to courses given in English.

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Admission Requirements

The Doctor of Pharmacy will be a four-year program consisting of coursework and practice experiences. The minimum requirements for admission will be the satisfactory completion of *60 of University transferable work, including:

  • General Chemistry/Chimie Générale (*6)
  • Organic Chemistry/Chimie Organique (*6)
  • English/Anglais (which may include up to *3 in Writing Studies) (*6)
  • Biology/Biologie (Cell Biology/Biologie Cellulaire) (*3)
  • Biochemistry/Biochimie (*3)
  • Mathematics/Mathématiques (Algebra/Algebre or Calculus/Calcul) (*3)
  • Statistics/Statistiques (*3)
  • Microbiology/Microbiologie (*3)
  • Physiology/Physiologie (*6)*

*required for admission beginning September 2020


The remaining credits can be made up by successful completion of a combination of university-level course work.

A minimum grade of C- (or equivalent) is required in any transfer course (i.e. courses not completed at the University of Alberta) used to meet a prerequisite requirement. Grades of D+, D, D- and F are considered deficient for transfer coursework.

Suggested Grade Point Average: Admission to the program is highly competitive and largely, but not solely, based on GPA. Alberta students who present an overall GPA of 3.5 or out-of-province students who present a 3.7 or higher are best placed for competitive admission.

Quota: 130 Students