UNBC Dual Admission

Secure your seat at UNBC while you're in high school and take up to two years of classes at NIC to access a direct path into UNBC's four-year Bachelor of Science degree. You will be eligible to apply for the Northern Medical program in Year 3. Choose from five UNBC programs in biochemistry and molecular biology, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics and physics. 

Where: College Wide
Starts: September, January

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NIC shaped me as a learner. It molded me into an academic who strives for excellence and questions the world we live in; it has been instrumental to my success.

Sylva Falk, NIC university studies alumna, accepted to UBC's Northern Medical program

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North Island College

University of Northern BC

University Studies – Arts

University Studies – Science

 

Bachelor of Science (BSc):

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Chemistry

Environmental Science

Mathematics

Physics

Students should meet with an NIC Educational Advisor to develop a personalized transfer plan. Please review the UNBC transfer plans for help in planning your course of study.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the North Island College - University of Northern British Columbia Dual Admission program, students must be deemed eligible for admission by both the University of Northern BC and North Island College.  Dual admission program opportunities are available to both Canadian and International Students.

International Language Requirements

If you are applying as an international student, you must meet NIC international admission requirements.

To Be Successful

It is strongly encouraged that you choose elective courses which strengthen your technical and critical thinking skills.

Accessible Learning

Making education accessible for those with a documented disability is a key priority for NIC. We offer a wide range of services, supports and resources for students. For more information visit: Accessible Learning Services.

Program Highlights

Start your education close to home and graduate from one of Canada's best small universities* with the North Island College - University of Northern British Columbia Dual Admission Agreement.

NIC and UNBC are offering science majors a direct path for completing a four-year bachelor degree in biochemistry and molecular biology, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics or physics. Study at an NIC campus for one or two years, taking approved courses for credit toward your degree at UNBC. Whether you transfer at the end of Year 1 or the end of Year 2 is up to you. Either way, you'll enjoy a seamless transition into your UNBC program. No need to re-apply, order transcripts or make additional requests.

After completing Year 3 of your science program, you will be eligible to apply for the Northern Medical Program, which trains healthcare professionals to meet the needs of under-served rural communities. Or, you may compete for a seat in UNBC's competitive Health Sciences programs once you arrive. The choice is yours.

You must meet NIC and UNBC program requirements to be eligible and timetabling depends on course availability at each NIC campus. Contact educational advisor Kim Kobus at 250-334-5000 or 1-800-715-0914 for program details and eligibility requirements. Limited spaces are available.

*MacLean's Magazine University Rankings 2005-2012 

Career Opportunities

Dual admission with UNBC allows you to choose from a wide range of careers in the natural sciences from environmental and resource management to research. Or, prepare for application to a professional program such as medicine, pharmacy, occupational therapy, dentistry, speech pathology or physiotherapy, including the Northern Medical Program. The opportunities are endless.

To Be Successful

Students are strongly encouraged to choose elective courses which strengthen their technical and critical language skills. 

Tuition & Costs Estimate

Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.

While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit our tuition page.

Domestic Fees

per Course
Tuition $311
NISU Fees $15
Books $200
Learner Resource $15
Total $541

Tuition may vary from approximately $311 to $439 per 3-credit course. Lab fees vary from $0 to $352 depending on the course. Book costs are estimates for planning purposes.  Accurate book costs are available by course through the NIC book search.

Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).

Find out if this program is eligible for Student Aid BC funding.

International Fees

per Course
Tuition $1,377
NISU Fees $15
Student Services Fees $92
Books $200
Learner Resource $15
Total $1,699

Additional costs for International students include the $100 application fee (required).

Lab fees vary from $0 to $352, depending on the course. Book costs are estimates for planning purposes.  Accurate book costs are available by course through the NIC book search.

Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).

For more information on tuition costs and refunds refer to International Tuition and Costs.