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The General Studies Diploma can serve as your interdisciplinary introduction to university studies. The two-year (60-credit) program allows you to customize your program of study by choosing from a wide range of courses to select those that match your interests and goals.
If you plan to continue on to complete a degree (BIS, BA, BBA, BCIS, BSc, etc.) once you have completed your diploma, it is highly recommended that you complete the first- and second-year requirements of the degree program. You can also use up to 45 transfer credits within the diploma.
If you are considering using the General Studies diploma in order to ladder into the Bachelor of Integrated Studies, make an appointment with an advisor to develop your learning goals and devise a unique plan for your studies.
The UFV General Studies program is a stepping stone into many different careers, depending on the way in which you customize your program of study.
Common fields that many General Studies graduates pursue include: elementary education, government and administrative support, community programming and outreach, aviation, and business.
Get in touch with UFV's Upgrading and University Preparation department to learn more about upgrading options.
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441, local 6333