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Bachelor of Science - Business Minor

Faculty of Science

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Why study Chemistry?

Considered the "Central Science" chemistry is connected to all scientific disciplines and has a direct impact on our lives. A Chemistry major or minor in the BSc General degree is designed to provide a broad view of the discipline, and allows for customization and flexibility with courses and program direction.

From general and analytical chemistry to organic and environmental, our courses span every spectrum of the field, giving students the flexibility to pick the topics that appeal to them most. Paired with significant laboratory training – available to all students – you’ll be prepared for careers spanning numerous sectors.

Why get a Bachelor of Science - Business Minor degree?

Why take a Business minor with a Science major?

Pursuing a Business Minor within the BSc (General) degree is an excellent way for you to specialize in a scientific field while also gaining experience in business and management. Courses in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and other business subjects will complement your science courses, give you a more well-rounded education, and prepare you for a variety of roles and careers.

The Business minor can only be taken as part of a BSc General degree.

The Business Minor is also available in the BSc Specialization in Computing Science.

Why study Science at the University of Alberta?

The Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta delivers high-quality programs that investigate, explain, and explore the real science behind issues that affect our daily lives. With nearly 60 degree programs in 39 subject areas, we are one of the most comprehensive science faculties in Canada, with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, opportunities for undergraduate research, and professors who are leading researchers in their fields.

Possible Careers

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Cancer Researcher
  • Chemical Warfare Expert
  • Cosmetic Chemist
  • Environmental Auditor
  • Food and Drug Inspector
  • Forensic Laboratory Analyst
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Hydrometric Technologist
  • Medical Librarian
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer
  • Organic Chemist
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Research Scientist in Nanotechnology
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Toxicologist

Yasmin is a recent Science graduate who was awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and is now studying at Oxford University. As a UAlberta student, Yasmin was President of the Health & Wellness student group and the founder of StolleryBOTs, a robotics program for patients at the Stollery Children's Hospital.

Non-Direct Entry

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. See requirements below for more details.

Preprofessional Study Time: 1 year. Admission of BSc General program students to the minor in Business is by application at the end of Year 1.

24 required ( = units of course weight)

  1. Junior English (6)
  2. ECON 101 and 102 (★6)
  3. MATH 113 or 114 or 117 (3)
  4. Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics, Statistics or Computing Science) (3)
  5. 6 chosen from Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, or Science Psychology

Additional Information: With the exception of ECON 101, applicants who do not have all required prerequisites but who present a competitive GPA are encouraged to apply. If admitted, such students will make up any course deficiencies during the first Fall/Winter in the Business Minor program.

Admission Selection: Competitive, based on your AGPA (40%) and your average in required preprofessional courses (60%). If an applicant has repeated a course, the first passing grade is used to calculate the applicant's ranking. For consideration, you need a minimum AGPA of 2.3 and an average of at least 2.3 in the required courses. Preference is given to applicants who apply at the end of their first year of study.


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