Science and Math Prep Program

Build confidence in your academic skills in biology, chemistry, mathematics and/or physics.

Each of these courses in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics has been designed in consultation with USask instructors and covers key learning concepts to prepare you for university-level study in these subject areas.

Over three weeks, you will participate in daily small-group online tutorial sessions hosted by a USask facilitator, as well as self-guided lessons, practice assignments, quizzes and/or virtual labs designed to give you a solid foundation for the start of your university degree.

Two sessions of each course are offered, and you can sign up for up to two courses per session.

BioPrep

For students entering Biology 120 or 121
Session 1: July 20 to Aug 7, 2020
Session 2: Aug 10 to 27, 2020
Cost: $75 + registration fee

ChemPrep

For students entering Chemistry 112
Session 1: July 20 to Aug 7, 2020
Session 2: Aug 10 to 27, 2020
Cost: $75 + registration fee

MathPrep

For students entering Math 104
Session 1: July 20 to Aug 7, 2020
Session 2: Aug 10 to 27, 2020
Cost: $75 + registration fee

PhysicsPrep

For students entering Physics 115
Session 1: July 20 to Aug 7, 2020
Session 2: Aug 10 to 27, 2020
Cost: $75 + registration fee
Required materials: Physics 115 e-textbook

Yes, you can take up to two courses per session, provided you ensure your tutorial times do not conflict. Aside from attending the tutorials at scheduled times, all other course work can be completed asynchronously (aka independently at any time you choose).

You can expect to spend 8-12 hours each week on coursework.

Each weekday, you will participate in a combination of asynchronous (independent, at a time you choose) and synchronous (scheduled, at the same time) activities, including:

  • a 60- to 90-minute self-guided lesson and practice assignment, quiz or virtual lab in Canvas, designed to summarize and reinforce concepts
  • a 60-minute WebEx tutorial led at the same time each weekday by a course facilitator, designed to review lesson concepts, allow you to ask questions and connect with other incoming students

You can also book one-on-one WebEx help sessions with your course facilitator when you need additional support.

These courses are non-credit courses and no grade will be assigned or appear on your official transcript.

Practice assignments, quizzes and virtual labs are designed to help you identify areas you are the most comfortable with and those for which you can use additional practice and support before you start your credit courses this fall. 

Contact us

For more information or to contact the Science and Math Prep Program team, email scimath.prep@usask.ca.