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Pure and Applied Science Profile


This program gives students a strong foundation in science while providing a well-rounded general education. Students develop the necessary intellectual skills, specifically those required to pursue studies in pure and applied science.

Laboratories designed especially for this program feature all the latest technologies so that students can put learning into practice and conduct advanced experiments. This program also provides an excellent introduction to the world of science as taught in university and practised professionally.

Admission online Follow two courses in Greece and Italy

Average required

An overall average of at least 70% is required and 75% in mathematics, chemistry and physics. The overall average is the weighted average of the Ministry results for secondary 4 and the most recently available secondary 5 report card.

Any student not meeting these requirements may send a letter to the Director of Studies requesting an exception.

Prerequisite courses

  • Secondary 5 Mathematics, TS or SN option
  • Secondary 5 Physics
  • Secondary 5 Chemistry

Target university programs

The Pure and Applied Science profile teaches the necessary skills and includes the courses required to enter a university program in the following fields:

  • Actuarial Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Forestry and Geomatics
  • Geology
  • Geomatic Science
  • Industrial Design
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Meteorology
  • Microelectronics
  • Physical Geography
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Urban Planning


  • First term: Fall

    Writing and Literature
    601-101-MQ This course takes students on an exciting literary voyage through time and genres: from 17th-century France to Cameroonian literature, students develop an appreciation of the rich literary heritage of plays and novels across the French-speaking world. The course also familiarizes students with literary analysis as they learn to identify a work’s themes and stylistic procedures and then organize their ideas into a coherent and well-written text.
    Philosophy and Rationality
    340-101-MQ This course introduces students to the philosophical approach that arose following the birth of Western rationality and to the importance of critical thinking in the emergence of autonomy. Lectures, active learning, team assignments, practical writing exercises, quizzes, plenary discussions, debates and videos all serve to bring to light the sociohistorical heritage of Greece and the principles of rational argument. Towards the end of the course, students write an essay exploring a philosophical issue in greater depth.
    Physical Activity and Health
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    English, Second Language
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    Differential Calculus*
    201-NYA-05 This is the first mathematics course in the Science program. It begins by consolidating material learned in secondary school algebra and then goes on to provide students with a strong foundation in differential calculus, an essential tool in variation analysis. Students use web tools (graphic web calculator, online exercise sites, etc.) to develop solid mathematical skills. The course also includes a section on gaming.
    General Chemistry: Overview*
    202-NYA-05 This is the first chemistry course in the Science program. Modules include atoms, molecules and ions, stoichiometry, reactions, periodicity and atomic structure, ionic bonding, covalent bonds and molecular structure, thermochemistry, and the properties and behaviour of gasses. Particular emphasis is placed on the principles of ecological chemistry and real-life applications of chemistry.
    Evolution and Diversity of Life
    101-NYA-05 In this course, students acquire the knowledge and skills required to understand and apply the scientific method in studying the organization, functioning and diversity of life from the cellular level to the integration of an entire population within an ecosystem. The course also introduces students to scientific communication.
  • Second term: Winter

    Literature and the Imagination
    601-102-MQ This, the second general course in French, takes students on a literary voyage through time and genres: from Romanticism to Postmodernism, students discover the rich literary heritage of French novels and poetry. They also learn to write an explanatory essay of 800 words in order to place a literary text in its cultural and sociohistorical context.
    Human Beings
    340-102-MQ This course poses the great philosophical question raised by anthropology: given the diversity of our experience and nature, what exactly are humans? Students compare, react to and criticize some of the most important responses to this question proposed by the Western tradition. The course therefore looks at the issue of human status, what makes our species different from other creatures, freedom, and the place and preponderant influence of human society.
    Physical Activity and Efficiency
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    English Related to the Student’s Field
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    Complementary Course*
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    Integral Calculus*
    201-NYB-05 This course follows up the differential calculus course with an in-depth look at sequences, series and integral calculus. By learning techniques pertaining to sequences and series, students are able to study the mysterious phenomenon of fractals that are now being observed everywhere in nature. Fractals are recently discovered mathematical patterns that challenge us to reassess and expand our understanding of the universe.
    Chemistry of Solutions*
    202-NYB-05 This is the second chemistry course in the Science program. Modules include the property of solutions, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical balance, acids and bases, and electrochemistry. The term ends with a laboratory project on ecological chemistry and renewable energy. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on real-life applications of chemistry.
    203-NYA-05 This course reinforces the basic physical principles of mechanics with the introduction of differential calculus in some sections. Subjects covered include linear and rotational kinematics, projectiles, Newton’s laws of motion, inertia, work and energy. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and laboratory work. Ten hours of class time are devoted to a multidisciplinary project on the production of biodiesel.
  • Third term: Fall

    Québec Literature
    601-103-MQ This, the third and final general course in French literature, takes students on an exciting literary voyage through time and genres: from the Quiet Revolution to the present time, students look at novels, plays, poetry, essays and songs. Students are introduced to the rich literary heritage of Québec and learn about the historical, social and cultural context that shaped it.
    The Environment and Bioethics
    340-200-SA This course introduces the main approaches used in ethics and delves into issues concerning the ethics of life: the definition of respect for human life, nature and dignity and the recognition of shared values that can guide institutional decisions, behaviour, practices and standards. Certain contemporary ethical issues, specifically those concerning the relationship between humans and the environment (technological and scientific abuse, violence against animals, artificial procreation, resource exploitation, organ transplants, economic domination, sustainable development, etc.) are addressed.
    Complementary courses
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    Physical Activity and Autonomy
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    Linear Algebra and Vector Geometry*
    201-NYC-05 This course provides an introduction to basic concepts in linear algebra. Students encounter a wide range of geometric tools and apply them in solving linear equations. They are also asked to solve scientific problems involving chemical equations, electric circuits and other material. The course includes mathematical games and geometric constructions. Students develop abstract mathematical thinking and the ability to “visualize” equations—invaluable skills for university.
    Electricity and Magnetism*
    203-NYB-05 This course focuses on the basic physical principles of electricity and magnetism, explained with the introduction of differential and integral calculus in some sections. Subjects covered include Coulomb’s law, electric and magnetic fields, condensers, AC and DC circuits, and much more! The course includes 10 laboratory sessions as well as 8 practical sessions on building electric circuits. Students visit the Électrium, Hydro-Québec’s electricity interpretation centre, and do a project with solar panels.
    Introduction to Programming
    420-201-SA This course fosters creativity and independence. Students use the scientific method to solve programming problems in order to develop skills essential to the field. They begin by learning Python, a language renowned for its intuitive features. They also complete Web tutorials and participate in forums and sharing platforms. Within a few weeks, students are able to write their own code. They also learn LaTeX and develop projects using the Arduino microcontroller.
  • Fourth term: Winter

    Communication and Science Popularization
    601-200-SA This course exposes students to various forms of expression in French, both oral and written, so they are better equipped to popularize scientific research. Students are encouraged to approach scientific articles from a critical perspective and develop skills in literature searches and writing. They learn to produce clear and precise original content and experience being part of a production team that creates reports and a radio program.
    Discrete Mathematics*
    420-202-SA This course introduces students to mathematical research. By studying various fields of discrete mathematics and functions with several variables, students are encouraged to generate new ideas and explore new mathematical paths. They are guided towards original mathematical discoveries and present the unpublished results in mathematical articles written using the same tools as professional mathematicians.
    Waves and Modern Physics*
    203-NYC-05 This course begins by looking at mechanical and sound waves as well as geometrical and physical optics to complete the study of classic physics begun in the Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism courses. Ultrasound and its application to medical diagnostics as well as the function and certain anomalies of the eye (myopia, hyperopia and presbyopia) are also discussed. The second part of the course opens new horizons for students by examining relativity, atomic and nuclear physics, X-rays, and introductory quantum mechanics.
    Scientific Integration Project* (end-of-studies project)
    360-200-SA This course involves preparing for and carrying out the end-of-studies project. The end-of-studies project at Collège international Sainte-Anne marks the culmination of the DSC program. It serves as a bridge between CEGEP studies and the next step in the student’s life. The project provides students an opportunity to improve their communication skills and to integrate and apply their knowledge in a concrete situation. CiSA opens doors around the world: Australia, China, Costa Rica, Senegal and many other countries.
  • *For information purposes only; the course may be given in English.

  • Some of the Block 2 and 3 physical education courses may be given outside the regular schedule on a semi-intensive or intensive basis during the winter and fall term.