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Biological Physics - Transfer to SFU

As part of the University Transfer Science Certificate (UTSC) students may choose to complete a specific set of courses in order to achieve assured admission into the 2nd year of SFU Biological Physics.


To apply to this pathway, please submit your application to the University Transfer Science Certificate program.

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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Jan, May, Sep 4 months per course Certificate Broadway Full-time

Program Description

Program Description

Assured admission from VCC’s UTSC to SFU Biological Physics is based on a CGPA of 2.60 (calculated based on the best attempt for each required course within the certificate program), and an overall GPA of 2.00 on any transferable coursework from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Students who were required to withdraw, or were not in good academic standing upon leaving a former post-secondary institution are not eligible for consideration under the Assured Admission pathway.

Students must complete:

  • ENGL 1100 - University Transfer English 1 (3 credits) OR ENGL 1101 - English 1101 (3 credits)
  • MATH 1100 - Calculus 1 (3 credits)
  • MATH 1200 - Calculus 2 (3 credits)
  • BIOL 1100 - Biology 1 (4 credits)
  • BIOL 1200 - Biology 2 (4 credits)
  • CHEM 1121- Chemistry 1 (4 credits)
  • CHEM 1223- Chemistry 2 (4 credits)
  • PHYS 1100 - Physics 1 (4 credits)
  • PHYS 1200 - Physics 2 (4 credits)

All certificate courses must be completed at VCC within 16 months of commencing the UTSC. Any courses in the certificate taken at post-secondary institutions other than VCC may be transferred to VCC and used towards completion of the VCC/SFU pathway certificate, providing those courses transfer independently to SFU and receive the same credit at SFU as does the VCC pathway course.

In addition, students must meet a minimum course load of 12 credits for at least two terms while enrolled in the UTSC program at VCC.

If students in this Assured Admission Pathway are not able to choose the required courses to fulfil the “12 credits for at least two terms” requirement they can take any other post-secondary transferable course to fulfil the 12-credit criteria.

In order to facilitate completion of the required courses in a 16 month period it is recommended that students start the UTSC Biological Physics pathway in either the September or May term.

International student eligibility for the assured admission pathway is dependent on the availability of international student seats at SFU within the destination program.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Proof of English Proficiency

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.


Program Specific

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.

To apply to this pathway, please submit your application to the University Transfer Science Certificate program.


Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent
  • Pre-calculus 12 with a B or equivalent
  • English 12 with a C+ or equivalent
    Or
    English language proficiency at an English 12 level
  

Notes:

  1. Students are required to have successfully completed prerequisite course(s) or equivalents leading to courses in the UT Science Certificate (for example: prerequisite course Chemistry 12 or equivalent needs to be successfully completed in order to take CHEM 1121-Chemistry 1).
  2. Specific post-secondary level courses may be used to substitute for high school courses.

Courses Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Term 1

Biology 1 (BIOL 1100)
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
Calculus 1 (MATH 1100)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Chemistry 1 (CHEM 1121)
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
English 1101 (ENGL 1101)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Integrated Language Support 1 (ENGL 1001)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Physics 1 (PHYS 1100)
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
University Transfer English 1 (ENGL 1100)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline


Term 2

Biology 2 (BIOL 1200)
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
Calculus 2 (MATH 1200)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Chemistry 2 (CHEM 1223)
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
Physics 2 (PHYS 1200)
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline


Fees and Other costs

Fees and Other Costs:


International Application Fee $145
Tuition Fee $523.80 (some courses are $689.79 per credit)
Student Union Fee $165
College Initiative Fee $77
Student Union Health Plan Fee $292
U-Pass Fee $287
Other Costs Graduation Fee - $40

Campus Resource Fee: 1% of tuition fee

Contact Us/Request Info

Contact Us/Request Info

email: study@vcc.ca

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Program: Biological Physics - Transfer to SFU

Program Highlights

Term 1

(BIOL 1100) Biology 1
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(CHEM 1121) Chemistry 1
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(MATH 1100) Calculus 1
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(PHYS 1100) Physics 1
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline

One of the following:

(ENGL 1100) University Transfer English 1
course schedule schedule

(ENGL 1101) English 1101
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits


3.0 credits
course outline


 course outline


Term 2

(BIOL 1200) Biology 2
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(CHEM 1223) Chemistry 2
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(MATH 1200) Calculus 2
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(PHYS 1200) Physics 2
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline