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Bachelor of Arts (General)

University of the Fraser Valley
Program overview
4 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
January 2021

May 2021

September 2021

January 2022
Courses from University of the Fraser Valley

Program description

Bachelor of Arts (General)

A UFV Bachelor of Arts provides you with an opportunity to discover your passion and gain valuable skills in writing, communications, critical thinking, research, problem solving, and more.

With 29 disciplines ready for you to explore, you get to build a breadth of knowledge that prepares you to succeed in a wide range of careers.

Admission requirements

There are three options for admission to this program:

  • Option 1: Secondary school (for students with secondary school graduation only)
  • Option 2: University entrance (for students who have attended some post-secondary school)
  • Option 3: Combined post-secondary/secondary school admission

For information about requirements for each option, please visit the program page. 

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Program content

In your first and second year, you explore your interest through a range of elective credits You also create the initial entries of a comprehensive ePortfolio that enables you to document the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired for your resume or graduate application.

After you complete 30 credits, you chart the course for the rest of your degree by selecting from a combination of major(s), extended minors, and minors in the following disciplines:

  • Anthropology 
  • Applied Ethical and Political Philosophy 
  • Applied Statistics 
  • Art History 
  • Biology        
  • Business 
  • Communications 
  • Computer Information Systems 
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics 
  • English 
  • English - Creative Writing 
  • French
  • Geography 
  • Global development studies
  • Graphic & Digital Design 
  • History 
  • Indigenous Studies 
  • Kinesiology
  • Latin American Studies 
  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics (Statistics option) 
  • Media and Communication Studies 
  • Peace and Conflict Studies 
  • Philosophy 
  • Political Science 
  • Psychology 
  • Sociology 
  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Theatre 
  • Visual Arts 


Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree

Career opportunities

The UFV Associate of Arts is a useful addition to your résumé, as many employers look for successful completion of two years of post-secondary education in fields such as business, administration, non-profit, or media and culture.

Once you have completed your Associate of Arts degree, you may choose to return to UFV or another institution to work towards earning a Bachelor's Degree, in preparation for a career as a teacher, writer, police officer, anthropologist, communications specialist, actor, customs officer, psychologist, international aid worker, economist, lawyer, and more.

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About this institute

University of the Fraser Valley

University of the Fraser Valley

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is an accredited public Canadian university which serves 15,000 students, 1,900 of which are international students. UFV offers 16 bachelor's degrees, two master's degrees, and over 100 certificates and diploma programs in areas...

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University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Road
V2S 7M8 Abbotsford British Columbia

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