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Areas of study

Integrated Studies

Explore your interests while developing the knowledge and skills to thrive in the rapidly changing world.

Connect all the dots and explore a wide range of career choices and options for further study. Combine the best of disciplines and bridge the gaps between different majors and interests to succeed in your career.

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Subjects in the humanities focus on the human experience and human culture.

Learn how art speaks of and to the world and uncover the narratives behind humanity's creative journey.

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Develop the ability to weave words and images together to ensure messages are received. The world changes, but the need for information, story and content always remains. Whether it’s an email message, oral presentation, résumé, magazine article, how-to-manual, travel brochure, novel, billboard, web page, or even a cereal box — how communication is presented is critical.   

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Analyze written works and think critically about language.  Gain an understanding of other cultures and perspectives through the power of storytelling.

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Make the complex clear using visual communication and create value for businesses and communities. Apply design skills to help people understand messages, connect with each other, and transform information into accessible communication. 

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Explore the past to shape the future. And in doing so, develop your research, analytical, and writing skills to apply historical thinking to address today’s challenges.

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Get prepared for creative production in digital and interactive media in one of today’s fastest-growing industries. Acquire the necessary creative and collaborative skills to leave your mark in this cutting-edge field. 

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Learn a new language to better understand the world around us and create opportunities to communicate across nations, enhance global citizenship and participate in the global economy.

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Learn to express ideas clearly and logically, while questioning the power and limits of logic and reason used to solve big questions. Practice communicating clearly and persuasively, with confidence in your ideas, yourself, and your voice.

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Develop powerful skills vital to any industry—from making things happen behind the scenes to influencing the people at the top. Theatre opens doors to exciting careers in arts and entertainment plus business, technology, politics, and more.  

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tudy in a field of boundless creativity and possibilities. Unlock your artistic potential and ignite your imagination through transformative and hands-on experiences, elevating your skills and shaping you into a visionary artist of tomorrow.

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Social Sciences

Subjects in the social sciences use scientific methods to study the human experience.

Broaden your thinking and expand your worldviews by learning about the varied ways that people live, think, and relate to each other.

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Engage in a multi-faceted discipline and make a difference through collaboration, research, and service. Find opportunities as varied as policing, corrections, evaluation research, restorative justice, conflict resolution, immigration, or criminal law. 

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Gain the problem-solving and analytical skills you need to meet employer demand in government, business, or finance. Learn to communicate complex economic issues facing all levels of people — from individuals to entire nations.

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Examine the unique challenges associated with development work on global, local, and community levels. Understand the complexities of poverty, inequality, and sustainable development for a more equitable world.

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Explore South Asian heritage and its evolution, through history to present day as well as more broadly investigating social, political, and cultural trends in India, South Asia, and its diaspora.

Visit India-Canada Studies dept

Engage with storytelling, land-based learning, activism, and art forms to expand your knowledge of Indigenous issues and worldviews Lead social change and build an equitable future.

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Examine its culture, society, and history from pre-Hispanic times to the present, with emphasis on economic development, diversity, and change in Latin America.

Visit Latin American Studies program page

Develop theoretical and critical tools to examine how we live in a media-focused world. Study how media works on a local, regional, and global scales while analyzing its underlying ideologies and their implications within the cultural, political, economic, and social realms. 

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Gain hands-on experience in reconciliatory work that promotes equality, justice, and equitable access to and ownership of resources. Study conflict transformation with a special focus on local Indigenous issues, in addition to regional and global community related challenges. 

Visit Peace and Conflict Studies dept website

Gain a solid grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of politics. Politics and governance are at the heart of what we do as a society. Sharpen your research and policy skills to address the big questions or issues in your community, province, or country. 

Visit Political Science dept website

Gain a solid grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of politics. Politics and governance are at the heart of what we do as a society. Sharpen your research and policy skills to address the big questions or issues in your community, province, or country. 

Visit Psychology dept website

Learn how human relationships and institutions shape society and our world. Gain the knowledge and skills to tackle social issues like inequality, poverty, and climate change. 

Visit Sociology program page


Program credentials


Associate certificates and certificates provide a flexible way to earn a credential.  Associate certificates range from 9 to 17 credits, and certificates range from 18 to 45 credits. They can be taken as stand-alone options or act as a step into your diploma or degree requirements.

Early Modern Studies — certificate

India-Canada Studies — certificate

Journalism Essentials — associate certificate

Language proficiency certificates

Media Literacy — associate certificate

Professional Communication Essentials — associate certificate


Diplomas are two years in length or 60 credits in total. They are designed to help you launch your professional life. You can also build on your diploma to continue your studies with a four-year degree.

Criminal Justice — diploma

General Studies — diploma

Graphic and Digital Design — diploma

Liberal Arts — diploma

Theatre — diploma

Visual Arts — diploma

Associate degrees

Associate degrees are 60-credits of first- and second-year academic courses that: 1) allow you to graduate with a credential from UFV; 2) ladder into a bachelor's degree at UFV; or 3) meet provincial transfer requirements for SFU, UBC, UNBC or UVic.

Associate of Arts

Degree programs

Degree programs are 120 credits and can be completed part-time or full-time, offering you multiple educational pathways. It’s an education that will take you far — whether it’s the career path you choose or the doors it opens along the way.

Bachelor of Arts

BA in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Fine Arts

BA in Global Development Studies

Bachelor of Integrated Studies

Bachelor of Media Arts

Graduate programs

Graduate certificates, diplomas, and Master's degrees are designed for students who have completed a degree and want to build on their knowledge. These programs offer advanced training for specific job opportunities that require an extra edge.

Halq’eméylem — graduate certificate

Halq’eméylem — graduate diploma

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Migration and Citizenship — Graduate certificate or diploma

If you have any questions about your academic planning or want to learn more about a specific program, please schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor.