Message from the Dean
Welcome to the Faculty of Professional Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley. The Faculty provides courses, certificates, diplomas and degrees leading to professional certification in a number of disciplines. Programs offered include Business Administration (with a number of specializations); Applied Business Technology; Social Work and Human Services; Child Youth and Family Studies (with an emphasis on Aboriginal Child and Youth services); Library and Information Technology; Early Childhood Education; Teacher Education and Adult Education.
Since we live in a knowledge based economy characterized by changing social, economic, political and cultural factors, individuals can expect to change careers several times within their working lives. Such changes require the ability to continuously acquire new knowledge, skills and competencies to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The Faculty of Professional Studies assists students from a variety of academic and career backgrounds to achieve their educational and career goals in a caring collegial interdisciplinary environment.
Our faculty bring both an academic background and a “real-life” experience to teaching and learning. They are dynamic and innovative, responding to community and employer needs through the use of creative programs, close ties to the community, and business and industry partnerships. Classroom learning is supported by field experiences, supervised practica and co-operative learning. Our low student faculty ratio demonstrates our commitment to quality programs and individual attention to our students. We prepare our graduates to engage in knowledge transfer, pursue graduate programs, become socially responsible, grow personally and professionally and positively contribute to their communities of practice.
Please peruse our website and discover how the Faculty of Professional Studies can assist you on your educational and career journey.
Dr. Rosetta Khalideen
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