Bachelor of Science

Interested in Science? RDC has it!

Benefits of Studying Science at RDC

  • Academic rigor – courses are transferable to most major Canadian Universities (see Arts and Sciences Advising for more information)
  • Supportive environment for students
  • Expert instructors (see faculty page for more information)
  • Small class sizes
  • Opportunities for experience-based learning

RDC Bachelor of Science Programs

Bachelor of Science students at RDC can choose from a variety of programs that will help them reach their career goals, including:

Bachelor of Science Programs 
Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional Programs 

Interested in Engineering? Visit the Bachelor of Science in Engineering page.

How to Plan Your Future Career

Arts and Sciences Advising can help you with the following:

  • Registering in your courses
  • Planning your program
  • Exploring your options
  • Ensuring university transfer

Many first-year courses are applicable to a variety of programs, which gives you a wonderful opportunity to sample different areas that you are passionate about and determine how you would like to focus your career path.

Career and Employment Services can help you with the following:

  • Exploring different career options
  • Exploring future education options
  • Exploring professional schools (our Pre-Professional page has more information)

Connect with Us

Dr. Kristy Erickson | Co-Chairperson/Chemistry Instructor
403.342.3381 | kristy [dot] erickson2 [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (email )| Office 1607E

Dr. Robbie Halonen | Co-Chairperson/Physics Instructor
403.342.3385 | robbie [dot] halonen [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (email )| Office 1615

Sue Edwards | Program Assistant, School of Arts and Sciences
403.343.4086 | susan [dot] edwards [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (email )| Office 1607I

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  • [Sept 9] Are you interested in applying for Medical School at U of A in the near future? If so, consider coming to a presentation by Dr. Greg Sawisky.  He is a Family Medicine Resident in Red Deer and an RDC alumnus.  His talk will be on Thursday, September 22 at 5:30 pm in room 1439.  Please follow the link here to register.
  • The department would like to welcome Dr. Malin Hansen, Dr. Ryan Butler and Dr.Anna Lewis as our new Biology Instructors.  Also to Alexander Howse who will be teaching Math and Statistics.  Welcome all.


Arts and Sciences News & Events

Biology Student and Faculty Analyze 'Unbearable' Sound

 This autumn, Biological Sciences student Brett Morgan collaborated with instructors Dr. Sally Stuart and Sandra MacDougall to better understand the ways in which bears communicate emotion through specific sounds. For his Biology 399 Independent Study project, Brett studied a unique form of bear vocalization known as “humming:” a sound that...

The Philosopher's Café: Are We Doing Enough For Mental Health?

On January 18, join Psychology Professor Dr. Jamie Prowse Turner as she leads The Philosopher's Café in a discussion on mental health. Focusing specifically on the post-secondary environment, participants will discuss mental health issues and initiatives in colleges and universities, and debate whether we are doing enough to help students...