General Studies

General Studies diploma

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:

  • Co-op semesters provide paid work experience in your field of study
  • 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 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 (BGS, 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 General Studies for Fall 2017 (or later) entrance, see an advisor as early as possible.

Book an appointment with an advisor now

Currently in the General Studies diploma?

If you are planning to apply to the Bachelor of General Studies for entrance in Fall 2017, view the BGS 2017 requirements now and make an appointment with an advisor to plan 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 (for students with a Thematic Option in 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: bgs@ufv.ca
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