Biology and Medicine Pre-Major - Associate Degree (2017/18)
|Total Cost (tuition & fees)||$7,156.80|
|International Tuition »|
All students that apply to the College are required to pay the $30 application fee. The application fee for international students is $100. Trades Apprenticeship students who are new to the College pay a one-time application fee per trade.
|Student Association Fee:|
For credit based courses there is an $11.50 student association fee for each course. The maximum student associate fee is 3 courses per semester for a total of $34.50. Some programs (Trades, Vocational & Health) are charged based on number of weeks they are in session. For these programs the student association fee is $2.30 per week of study (an 8 week program is charged $2.30 x 8 weeks = $18.40 fee).
|Bus Pass Fee:|
Students that are enrolled in full time studies at College of the Rockies pay a bus pass fee for unlimited access to public transit in the Cranbrook area. This fee only applies to students enrolled in an On-campus program at the Cranbrook and Gold Creek campus (online students are not required to pay bus pass fees).
|Health and Dental Fee:|
An annual fee of $225 for the Health & Dental Plan is charged to students registered in the Fall Term in nine or more face-to-face (in-class) credits/hours or enrolled in full-time programs lasting for at least nine weeks of study. This plan provides you with extended health and dental coverage for some of those services not covered by the BC MSP and other health-care programs.
*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.
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.
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.
- 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
6 credits in first year- English
6 credits in Mathematics which shall include at least 3 credits in Calculus
36 credits in Science, which shall include at least 3 credits in a laboratory science
6 credits in Arts other than English (excluding Mathematics and Laboratory-based Science courses)
6 credits in Arts, Science, or other areas
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
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
- 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)
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)