Program Paths

What is a program path?

Program paths allow students to take university credit courses before they have been accepted into a specific certificate, diploma, or degree program.

Program paths are for students who

  • don't yet meet specific program entrance requirements;
  • have missed a program admission deadline;
  • are not ready to enter a program but want to take a few courses to get started;
  • want to explore their interests before applying to a certificate, diploma, or degree program; or
  • are studying for general interest or professional development.

While you are in a program path, any courses you take are credit courses. This means they may count toward a future university degree if you later apply and are admitted to a program at UFV. A program path is intended to be temporary for students who plan to complete a certificate, diploma, or degree, and these students should pursue admission to a specific program as soon as possible.

UFV's educational advisors can help you understand the difference between a program and a program path. They can also explain what you need to do in order to be accepted into a UFV program. Educational Advising offers in-person appointments and drop-in advising. Questions? Email access@ufv.ca.

Students in the following program paths can apply to a UFV program once they meet the entrance requirements:

  • Arts Studies
  • Adult Education Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Information Systems (CIS) Studies
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Child, Youth and Family Studies
  • General Studies
  • Kinesiology Studies
  • Library and Information Technology Studies
  • Nursing Studies
  • Science Studies
  • Social Services Studies

Here is a complete list of all UFV programs as well as Program Application Information.


What is the difference between a program and a program path?

Program

A program is a set of specific courses that lead to a credential such as a certificate, diploma, or degree. For example, a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Medical Office Assistant certificate.

Program Path

For students whose educational goal is to complete a credential such as a certificate, diploma, or degree, a program path can lead to a credential. Program paths allow students to take regular university credit courses before being accepted into a specific program. Courses taken while in a program path may count toward a future university degree if you later apply and are admitted to a program at UFV.

For example, courses you take as an Arts Studies student may lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree once you meet the entrance requirements and are accepted into the Bachelor of Arts degree program.

A program path is intended to be temporary for students who plan to complete a certificate, diploma, or degree, and these students should pursue admission to a specific program as soon as possible.

UFV Calendar Program Paths

Questions? Email access@ufv.ca or see a UFV educational advisor.

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