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Science: Diploma


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.

Admission Requirements

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

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:

  • 3 credits in first-year English;
  • Any two of MATH 1112, 1115, 1120, 1130, 1220 or 1230, at least one of which must be Calculus;
  • 20 credits of 1100- or 1200-level courses in at least two of the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Physics; and
  • 2 courses at the 2000-level or higher in BIOL, CHEM, PHYS or MATH (excluding MATH 2341)

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.

Note: A maximum of 45 credits may be transferred into KPU through a combination of transfer credit and Prior Learning Assessment.

Credential Awarded

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

At a Glance

Faculty of Science and Horticulture

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Diploma

Offered At:

  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 60

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2015

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2016

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