Integrated Studies

Design your degree

Design your degree

Your dream career is unique. You need additional education to make it happen, but no existing university program is quite right. The UFV Bachelor of  Integrated Studies degree allows you to design the degree that will meet your unique needs.

You can combine professional training with more traditional academic courses by using transfer credits, cooperative education experiences, and courses from many different fields within your degree. You can also design an advanced specialization as part of a theme option. Themes are not required, but highly recommended if you are considering graduate school.

A UFV advisor will work with you to assess your prior education and experience and create a sound learning plan customized to your personal, career, and educational goals.

The UFV Bachelor of Integrated Studies is based around six core competencies — communications, numeracy, scientific literacy, digital competency, intercultural engagement, and professional competency — to ensure you have the key skills required in today’s workplace.

To gain relevant experience and gain a network of contacts, you may also opt to alternate study semesters with paid work placements through the Co-operative Education program.

Career outlook for Integrated studies

You’ve done your research – you know what your employment prospects are like for your area of interest. You also know that following your passion will inspire you to work hard to succeed.

Canadian census data shows a link between post-secondary education and employment. University graduates are more likely to be employed and earn more over their career than those with lower levels of education.

Common fields that many Integrated 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.