General Studies is designed for students who are exploring various options,
are combining coursework to keep their options open, and are not ready to apply to a
specific area, or find that a program doesn’t exist which accommodates all
their needs. Credits completed while in General Studies may be applied to
program areas at a later date, assuming the coursework was appropriate. General
Studies can be as simple or as complicated as the intended goals.
Students who wish to complete a specific program at UFV but do not meet the
entrance requirements for the program may follow a path that leads to the
program. For more information about program paths, please see
this section. Students who are taking a course for interest, with no particular program in
mind, might consider taking the Studying for Interest path.
For those who wish to continue in General Studies, UFV offers a
Bachelor of General Studies degree, and a
General Studies diploma.