Bachelor of Science - General Science Transfer Routes
|University of Alberta|
You may choose to take one or two years of classes at Lakeland. This depends on your major and minor.
Because we offer more courses in biology and chemistry, those subject areas work best for a earning 60 credits (2 years).
Your route could be within a specific science specialization or honours degree. Check out all the science options at U of A.
In addition, there are other BSc options:
You may also take a BSc as a requirement to enter medical school at the University of Alberta.
|University of Saskatchewan|
Check out the BSc at the U of S Arts and Sciences program page. Scroll to the majors options tab and then choose science to see your options.
How many courses you take at Lakeland depends on your major and minor. Because Lakeland offers more biology and chemistry courses, those subjects work best for staying at Lakeland for 2 years.
Not recommended routes
While there are many, many options from where you go from Lakeland to complete a science degree, there are exceptions.
This is because there are some very specific courses for these science-related programs, so you can’t transfer a full year of credits.
These are the programs we recommend you not start at Lakeland, and why they aren’t popular transfer routes from here. For all 3 of these exceptions, you wouldn’t receive credit for a full year of courses and would need 5 years to complete your degree.
- Engineering: Technically you could take a full 1st year and then apply to an engineering school, but the reality is that you likely won’t get transfer credits for a full year. This means you would likely take at least 5 years to earn your degree. Combine this with the competitive admission, engineering isn’t a good fit.
- Kinesiology: Requirements vary so widely between universities for kinesiology, or physical education degrees. Lakeland does have some of the core courses, but doesn’t offer enough physical education courses. Again, this means taking at least another year to complete your degree.
- Nursing: With the exception of the U of S, where we have a pre-professional year at Lakeland, most nursing programs are direct entry. This is because most have courses such as psychology for nurses and not just a psychology course. While transfers may be possible, you likely wouldn’t receive credit for a full year.
- Medicine: Like engineering, medicine isn't a good fit as medical schools have change requirements. You would likely take longer to finish pre-professional requirements before the very competitive medical school admission.
- You must also meet all the admission requirements of the degree-granting institution. This may include appropriate high school courses and averages.
- Admission is competitive. There may be quotas for number of students admitted to the degree program at the receiving institution.
- Some receiving institutions specify a minimum grade for transfer credit.
- If you change a program or receiving institution, be aware that there may not be room in the new program.