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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 Physics.


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

Program Status:
Accepting applications For University Transfer courses to earn credits for this certificate

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

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Program Description

Program Description

Assured admission from VCC’s UTSC to SFU 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)
  • MATH 1221 – Applied Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • CHEM 1121- Chemistry 1 (4 credits)
  • CHEM 1223- Chemistry 2 (4 credits)
  • CMPT 1010 – Introduction to Computer Programming 1 (3 credits)
  • CMPT 1020 - Introduction to Computer Programming 2 (3 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 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

This program welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Program options for international students can be found at VCC International.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

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


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

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.


Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

Fees and Other costs


Application Fee $35
Tuition Fee $2,681
Student Union Fee $165
College Initiative Fee $77
Student Union Health Plan Fee $292
U-Pass Fee $287
Other Costs $40 - Graduation Fee
$107 - Campus Resource Fee
Textbooks: $175 to $200 per course

For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.


Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. Fees are refunded according to the refund policy. For further clarification, see withdrawals and refunds information page.

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Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

Term 1

(CHEM 1121) Chemistry 1
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(CMPT 1010) Introduction to Computer Programming 1
course schedule schedule
3.0 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

(CHEM 1223) Chemistry 2
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline
(CMPT 1020) Introduction to Computer Programming 2
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(MATH 1200) Calculus 2
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(MATH 1221) Applied Linear Algebra
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
(PHYS 1200) Physics 2
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits  course outline