General Studies

General Studies

QUICK FACTS

Credential:
Diploma

Duration:
2 years

How to apply

Start date:
January, May, September 

Location:
May vary depending on course selection

Cost:
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FEATURES:

  • As a General Studies student, you can fully customize your own educational experience to fit your goals
  • You may be able to count vocational credits, transfer credits, or professional training towards your diploma
  • Program eligible for financial aid

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Diploma of General Studies 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 Diploma of General Studies 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.

CAREER EXPECTATIONS

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.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

OTHER ADMISSION CATEGORIES

This program is open for international students

UPGRADING OPTIONS

Get in touch with UFV's Upgrading and University Preparation department to learn more about upgrading options.

QUESTIONS?

Phone: 1-604-851-6333
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441, local 6333
Email: igs@ufv.ca

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Receive credits toward one of four credentials, including the General Studies diploma & the Bachelor of Integrated Studies through a new UVF-McDonald's partnership.

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