Computing Science (Associate of Science)
Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:
- General College Admission Requirements
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- Successful completion of 60 university transfer (UT) credits as listed below
- A minimum program GPA of 2.0
- All courses must be unversity transferable - a university transferable course is a course that transfers to one of the research universities - SFU, UBC (UBCV or UBCO), UNBC or UVIC in the BC Transfer Guide
- 50% (30 credits) of all course work must be completed at Douglas College
- Specializations will be noted on the transcript and will not be noted on the credential
- Time limit to complete program graduation requirements: seven (7) years
Co-operative Education Option:
Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for a Co-operative Education designation. Co-operative Education involves alternating full-time academic and work terms. For information contact the Co-operative Education Office.
- Successful completion of 9 additional credits through Cooperative Education I (COOP 1100).
- Students completing the Cooperative Education option will graduate with 69 credits.
- 50% (34.5 credits) of all courseworks must be completed at Douglas College.
- Can be undertaken only after completion of a minimum of two semesters, 18 credits
- Cannot be taken in the last semester of the program
To complete an Associate of Science Degree with a Specialization in Computing Science, students must complete:
- 18 or more credits (of the 60 credits required for their associate degree) in Computing Science
- Nine of those 18 credits must be considered second-year courses. To qualify as a second-year course, a course must transfer to one of the research universities (SFU, UBC, UBCO, UVic, or UNBC) at the second-year level.
The following are the general requirements for an Associate of Science Degree at any BC college:
- 6 credits (2 courses) first-year English*
- 6 credits (2 courses) Math, including 3 credits of Calculus
- 18 credits (6 courses) first-year Science electives, including at least 3 credits in a laboratory science
- 18 credits (6 courses) second-year Science electives in two or more subject areas
- 6 credits (2 courses) Arts** electives (other than English)
- 6 credits (2 courses) of other University Transfer electives
*English courses include courses in Communications, Creative Writing and Print Futures that transfer to one of the BC research universities (SFU, UBC, UBCO, UVic or UNBC) as English credit.
**Arts courses are available in the Faculty of Language, Literature, and Performing Arts, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Courses in Economics and Mathematics also may be used as Arts electives toward an Associate of Science Degree. Please see the Associate of Science Course Classifications table below for further information.
A course is defined by the subject for which it is granted transfer credit at one of the research universities (SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC, or UVic).
- An Arts course is defined as any course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate of Arts Degree at one of the research universities.
- A Science course is defined as any course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate of Science Degree or Baccalaureate of Applied Science Degree at one of the research universities.
- The requirements specified above are intended to provide breadth of exposure to a variety of disciplines in both Arts and Sciences. In some instances there may be some ambiguity as to whether a course is in the Humanities or Social Sciences and is an Arts course or a Science course. Most Physical Geography and Mathematics would be designated as Science courses.
- A course in an "other" area is defined as any course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate Degree other than in Arts, Science or Applied Science at one of the research universities.
- A first-year course is defined as a course that has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at the 100-level at one of the research universities.
- A second-year course is defined as a course that has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at the 200-level or higher level at one of the research universities.
- A laboratory science course is one in which a substantial component of instruction involves the study of natural phenomena, either in the laboratory or in the field.
For detailed information you should meet with a Student Success Advisor.
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