Science University Studies

Student works with Physics instructor to learn instrumentation during a science experiment

Uncover the physical and material world through observation, calculation and experimentation. Take courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics and astronomy that transfer to university. Hone skills in mathematical and scientific reasoning, computer and technological literacy, research and evaluative skills, analysis, synthesis and integration of knowledge, as well as critical thinking and problem solving.

Meet a student

Meet Bella Cotton, who is chose to start her engineering studies with the Common First Year Engineering Certificate program at OC because of the quality education in a small classroom setting. 

Meet an instructor

Ryan Ransom is a professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Ƶ, who shared some knowledge about the Penticton crater on Mars.

Explore programs

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  • Full program offered
  • Partial program offered
  • Credential
  • International students
Associate of Science Degree
  • Kelowna, Vernon
  • Penticton, Salmon Arm
  • Associate Degree
  • International students
Bachelor of Computer Information Systems Degree
  • Kelowna
  • Degree
  • International students
Computer Information Systems Diploma
  • Kelowna, Vernon
  • Diploma
  • International students
Kinesiology Diploma
  • Penticton
  • Diploma
  • International students
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Health Analytics
  • Kelowna
  • Diploma
  • International students

Explore our departments


Discover the living world around you in studies focusing on all levels of biology, from molecules to organisms to ecosystems – and everything in between.


From rare earth metals in your smart phone screen to the organic compounds that build all living things, discover how atoms, molecules and ions interact to make up the world around us.

Computer Science

Master technical aspects of computer information systems, including software development, database systems and systems analysis.

Human Kinetics / Kinesiology

Study health and exercise sciences to become a community leader in sport, recreation, fitness and wellness.

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics uncovers hidden patterns that shape our understanding of the world. 

Physics and Astronomy

Explore how things work and approach the world’s problems analytically.




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