This academic program is designed for the student who is interested in science but does not require specific courses in biology, chemistry or physics for post-secondary education. This program integrates concepts related to physical, biological and Earth sciences. The topics covered are: Living Systems Respond to their Environment, Chemistry and the Environment and Electromagnetic Energy. Students must write a diploma exam in January, June or August. Alberta Education charges $26.25 to rewrite a diploma exam and the fee is payable directly to Alberta Ed. Prerequisites: Science 20, Biology 20, Chemistry 20, or Physics 20: 50%. Students without the prerequisite must withdraw from class with no refund if they are under 20 years of age as of September 1 of the current school year.