Bachelor of Science

Program Snapshot

Make A Discovery For Life

Cape Breton University is a place where students with a passion for science come from around the world to study. They come to learn in our modern facilities, draw knowledge from our experienced faculty, and embrace our unique island lifestyle that offers a new perspective on life. Take one step onto our shores and you’ll see why. The scientific discoveries are endless, and your adventure is just beginning.

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From the wide-open ocean, to our sprawling coastal landscapes, Cape Breton Island offers the best the world has to offer. In fact, CBU is #8 on the top islands to visit in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine. The abundant, bio-diverse environment offers unlimited opportunity and potential for aspiring science students looking to carve their own path.

This degree is designed for students who are curious about the world around them and want to be part of its progress. With flexible timelines, a unique structure, and diverse course options, CBU’s Bachelor of Science (BSc) offers a three-year general degree in addition to three and four-year programs focused on an area of study. These areas include biology, chemistry, mathematics and psychology with combined programs in engineering.

What is the tuition for this program?

These numbers are an estimate for planning purposes only. These numbers do not include lab or accommodation fees.

Areas of Study and Sample Courses

Why study at CBU?

When considering a place to study science, it’s hard to find a greater opportunity than on the rugged coastline and rolling hills of Cape Breton Island. Studying in an incredible atmosphere that feels alive, teeming with potential discovery and unique environments, our students collaborate closely with our science faculty to get the individualized attention that’s critical for success in the real world.

At CBU, our modern facilities draw in a worldwide community who live and study on campus or in our welcoming communities. Our Math and Science Centre provides a great resource students, providing meaningful employment as academic tutors and giving students the chance to hone their skills in any discipline.

Students may choose to enter any of the BSc program options when they begin their studies. Those who begin in the three-year program may change to a four-year program at a later date if they meet program requirements for average and grades. Those planning to take a calculus course must write the Calculus Readiness Test.

Possible Career Paths

  • Medical school
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Clinical psychology

Admission Requirements

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General Requirements for High School Graduates

  • See CBU’s English Language Requirements here.
  • English 12 (academic or advanced)
  • Math 12 (academic or advanced, pre-cal recommended)
  • 2 Science 12 level
  • 1 additional grade 12 academic or advanced level course

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Transfer Student Requirements

  • In order to transfer to CBU you must be in good academic standing at your current/previous institution.
  • You must meet the general admissions requirements (or the post-secondary equivalent) for the program, found under the Canadian or International tabs of this tool.
  • To see if your institution is an articulation partner, please view our articulation agreements page.
  • Please email us if you have specific questions about admission requirements and transferring to CBU:

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