Do you have what it takes to get into the Science Program at Dawson College? Only the most academically committed students are accepted. Once here, you will enjoy studying with other enthusiastic learners and working in Dawson’s modern and well-equipped labs. Apart from the usual courses in Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics, you will have opportunities to learn outside the classroom. Perhaps you will present a project at ScienceFest, participate in a Neuroscience research project or join SPACE. There are three profiles in Science and two enriched options, which offer even more learning opportunities. No matter your choice, you will have excellent preparation for any science program at university: medicine, engineering, animal health, biochemistry, pharmacology and much more.
The transition Pathways Program is designed for students who are missing high school prerequisites for Science or Technical programs, or who want to explore CEGEP studies.
Students can choose between 2 profiles in the Science Program: Health and Life Sciences and Pure and Applied Science. For each of these profiles, there is a corresponding Enriched option for students who wish to get involved in Science outside the classroom with additional learning opportunities.
All Science students, regardless of profile, take a total of 15 Science courses including 13 compulsory Science courses: 2 in biology, 2 in chemistry, 4 in mathematics, 3 in physics, 1 computer programming course and 1 multidisciplinary project. The differences between the profiles are in the sequence of Science courses and the selection of the two Science option courses and Integrative Project, which can either be taken as a package or chosen individually.
Students in Health and Life Sciences are guaranteed priority access to courses that are prerequisites for acceptance into medicine at university. Pure and Applied Sciences students may also take these medicine prerequisite courses if there is space.
While graduates of Health and Life Sciences and Pure and Applied Sciences (Enriched versions included) receive a diploma in Science, graduates of the new program receive a diploma in Science, Computer Science and Mathematics.
Science, Computer Science and Mathematics is a separate two-year pre-university program for those who already know they intend to study in one of these three areas at university. It does not include the prerequisites for students wishing to pursue medical professional university programs. It is the student’s responsibility to verify admission requirements directly with the university or program of interest.
Many students whose mother tongue is not English choose Dawson and find it an enriching experience. Dawson has numerous support services to ensure that you can improve your English and succeed in your courses. In particular, the Academic Skills Centre offers: Peer English Tutors, English Fluency Groups, individual consultations with a professional and help preparing for the English Exit Exam.