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Biology and Medicine Pre-Major - Associate Degree (2018/19)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$7,284.00
Tuition: $6,488.40
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:138.00
Bus Pass Fee:177.60
Health and Dental Fee:450.00
Total Fees:$795.60

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

The Biology and Medicine Pre-Major Pathway program identifies a recommended pathway for the first two years of study towards a four-year degree in Biology. This pathway also maps the strongly recommended course prerequisites for admission into the UBC School of Medicine, as well as providing two of the first three required years of study before applying to medical school. Students who complete all requirements of this pathway will earn a COTR Associate of Science degree.

Program Information

The Pre-Major pathway meets the requirements of the Biology Flexible Pre-Major; therefore, students who complete the pre-major are eligible for admission into Year 3 in the UBC Biology undergraduate program or other Biology degree programs across the province.

After transfer, students with a goal of medical school complete at least one additional year (30 credits), including UBC BIOC 302 or equivalent, for a total of 90 post-secondary credits, after which they become eligible to apply for admission to the UBC Medicine program.

Students should plan carefully with an education advisor to ensure that all requirements are met.

Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school graduation (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 60% in Math 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12 and Physics 12
  • Minimum 65% in English 12 or equivalent
  • Basic computer skills are also recommended

Flexible Assessment (FA): Yes
Credit can be awarded for one or more courses in this program through FA.

Program Credit Requirements

Part A
6 credits in first year- English

Part B
6 credits in Mathematics which shall include at least 3 credits in Calculus

Part C
36 credits in Science, which shall include at least 3 credits in a laboratory science

Part D
6 credits in Arts other than English (excluding Mathematics and Laboratory-based Science courses)

Part E
6 credits in Arts, Science, or other areas

Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Transfer Opportunities

If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.

Example of Course Outline for: Biology and Medicine Pre-Major - Associate Degree

Year 1




  • ENGL-102 (Introduction to Prose Fiction) can be taken instead of ENGL-101 (Introduction to Poetry and Drama)
  • General Elective can be taken instead of STATS-106 (Statistics)

Year 2


Note: ANTH-250 (Aboriginal Community Health and Healing) or a FNST elective can be taken instead of ANTH-105(Introduction to Health and Wellness in Aboriginal Communities)


Note: BIOL-208 (Vertebrate Biology) can be taken instead of BIOL-204 (Introduction to Ecology)

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