Nova Scotian graduation requirements

Post-Secondary admission requirements

Listed below are the grade 12 courses required for several post-secondary programs.
It is important to check the specifics for each institution as they vary, especially outside Nova Scotia.

University entrance requirements

Bachelor of Arts
English + 4 other academic courses
Bachelor of Science
English, Pre-Calculus Math, 2 Sciences + 1 other academic course
Bachelor of Commerce
English, Mathematics (in some cases Pre-Calculus) + 3 other academic courses
Bachelor of Engineering
English, Pre-Calculus Math, Chemistry, Physics + 1 other academic course
Calculus is required for Science and Engineering in many universities outside of Atlantic Canada.
Bachelor of Computer Science
English, Pre-Calculus Math + 3 other academic courses
Bachelor of Nursing
English, Math (academic) Chemistry, Biology + 1 other academic course

Community college requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent (some programs have specific subject requirements, particularly in mathematics and science).