Faculty of Science, Health, & Human Services

Dean’s office, Abbotsford campus: Room B315
Dean’s office, Chilliwack campus: Room A100

Dean: Jacalyn Snodgrass, BA (N. Carolina), MA, PhD (UBC)
Abbotsford telephone: 604-864-4683; Fax: 604-859-6653; email: jackie.snodgrass@ufv.ca
Chilliwack telephone: 604-795-2805; Fax: 604-792-2388

Administrative assistant: Carole Higginbottom
Telephone: 604-795-2816; Fax: 604-792-2388, email: carole.higginbottom@ufv.ca

Educational advisor — Science: Darren Francis, BA (SFU), Grad Cert. Advising (KSU)
Telephone: 604-557-4079; email: darren.francis@ufv.ca
Room B360, Abbotsford campus

The Faculty of Science, Health, and Human Services has been organized to promote stronger links between programs having common educational issues in the general health and human services fields, and to foster a closer relationship with the scientific fields that provide much of the basic knowledge for these areas.

The variety of courses and programs within the Faculty reflect a balance of academic offerings and competency-based training. These provide avenues for students to pursue further education at graduate levels and/or to move directly into the workplace.

Our programs attempt to reflect and help students understand the changes that we are undergoing, both as individuals and as a society. Many of these changes are driven by scientific or technological advances in the natural, agricultural, or health science fields. Others are a result of the changing characteristics of our society.

Some of our programs prepare students to nurture and teach our youth in their most formative years. Others train them to provide care to our aging citizens, and others take a broader view, encouraging students to strive to understand the human mind. Cooperative Education and/or work experience through practicums are offered in some programs. Students interested in any of the programs in this division are encouraged to contact the appropriate department head or director or the Dean’s office.

The Faculty of Science, Health, & Human Services offers the following programs:


Certificate, 12-week
• Milker Training

Certificates, one-year
• Integrated Pest Management
• Livestock Production
• Horticulture Crop Production

Dairy Technician Apprenticeship

Diplomas, two-year
• Agriculture Technology, with the following options:
• Horticulture Crop Production and Protection
• Livestock Production

Continuing Studies certificate program
• Floral Design

Science degrees

Associate of Science degree

Bachelor of Science degree

Computing science
Mathematics (statistics option)



Other programs

• Engineering
• One-year transfer program

• Psychology

 • Bachelor of Arts degree — major or extended minor


Continuing Studies certificate programs
• Community Pharmacy Technician
• Dental Office Receptionist
• Medical Imaging Clinical Support Worker
• Medical Office Assistant
• Nursing Unit Clerk

Health Sciences

• Certified Dental Assistant
• Home Support/Resident Care Attendant
• Practical Nursing

• Dental Hygiene

• Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kinesiology and Physical Education

• Adventure Tourism Training

• Bachelor of Kinesiology

Human Services

Early Childhood Education/Child and Youth Care

• Early Childhood Education
• Family Childcare

• Early Childhood Education
• Speech and Language Assistant

• Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care

Social Work/Human Services

• Substance Abuse Counselling
• Community Support Worker
• Health & Human Services

• Social Services
• Substance Abuse Counselling
• First Nations Social Services

• Bachelor of Social Work
• Bachelor of Social Work (Child Welfare Specialization)

University transfer courses

Biology, chemistry, computing science, engineering, kinesiology, mathematics, physics, psychology, and social services/social work

General Science

See the General Science section, or the Science division.

General Studies

The General Studies category is designed for students wishing to take courses for their own interest or to help them in choosing a direction of study. As a General Studies student, you may take arts, science, and/or applied courses. General Studies is not a true “program”; it has no structured group of courses. Students can apply later for any of the associate, diploma, or degree options at UCFV.

A General Studies degree is offered at UCFV. Credit is given for courses recognized by your chosen option. University-level courses can be transferred to another institution. For more details, see Transfer to Other Institutions.

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