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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    21,765 CAD

  • Application fee

    120 CAD

  • Years of study

    4 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    2 out of 4

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 01-August-2021 01-August-2021
Spring-January 01-December-2021 01-December-2021
Summer-May 01-April-2021 01-April-2021

Overview

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

The Bachelor of Arts, Major in General Studies degree program provides you with the opportunity to develop a degree program that suits your unique interests, combining courses across different Arts disciplines. 

Working with an Arts Degree Advisor, you can create a personal program of study that helps you reach specific career and personal goals, intentionally developing a broad interdisciplinary liberal arts education. Completing this degree will normally involve a selection of courses from a number of departments that form around a unifying theme.

The program includes:

  1. Development of disciplinary knowledge, core competencies, and transferable skills characteristic of traditional Bachelor of Arts programs
  2. Preparation for entry into the labour market by incorporating essential and employability skills in all courses
  3. Increasing your capacity to respond innovatively to emerging trends in society
  4. Opportunities for forging connections within the South Fraser region by completing research, volunteering, or working in your field of interest while completing your KPU degree.

Total Credits: 120 

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$35,361

Total costs

yearly

$6,852

Cost of living

1 person

$6,744

Accommodation

1 bed room

$21,765

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Graduation from high school (secondary school) or completion of 24 or more undergraduate-level credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Applicants without an English 12 may be able to present IELTS, TOEFL or other tests.

Required documents

1_ Transcripts
2_ English Proficiency

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

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listening
-
writing
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speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60, taken within the last two years from the term of admission
Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission

Duolingo English Test: Score of 110 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.

On April 21, 2020 changes to the English Proficiency Testing Options for Admission were approved by the Senate Executive Committee.
Effective immediately, on a temporary basis until in-person testing resumes, applicants may satisfy KPU's University Preparatory English Proficiency Requirements as follows:

Duolingo English Test: Minimum score of 95, taken within the last two years from the term of admission, for admission to Pathway 3
Duolingo English Test: Minimum score of 85, taken within the last two years from the term of admission, for admission to Pathway 2
Duolingo English Test: Minimum score of 65, taken within the last two years from the term of admission, for admission to Pathway 1 or the Diploma in English Language Proficiency


Career Opportunities

Entry-level positions taken up by recent graduates include:

Arts administrator, Business consultant, Communications officer, Conservator, Editor, Executive officer, Media adviser, Policy officer, Project officer, Research assistant, Student adviser, Technical writer, Training coordinator, Travel writer.

Mid-career positions held by graduates include:

Advertising specialist, Communications manager, Community organiser, Human resource adviser, Journalist, Land economist, Political adviser, Project manager, University academic

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