Degree Nomenclature

The name of a degree should convey long-term meaning; the content of a degree program should be consistent with the name; and the reputation of the institution and of post-secondary education in British Columbia should be enhanced by the quality of the offering. Beyond that is the value to graduates of having a professional credential recognized by appropriate licensing and accrediting bodies as the basis for entry to practice. -
Ministry of Advanced Education, Degree Program Review Guidelines

Please use the following guidelines to determine the name of your proposed credential:

For Degree programs:

Ministry of Advanced Education - Guidelines on Naming of Degrees

For Non-Degree programs:

Credential Recognition and Nomenclature: Non-Degree Proposals

Also refer to UFV's Graduation Awards policy (64) for definitions of different types of credentials.


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