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Bachelor of Arts Framework


KPU’s Bachelor of Arts Degree programs offer an integrated educational experience that helps students develop an appreciation for the relationships among personal, societal, and global well-being, and the personal implications for such issues as the basis of ethical judgment, social diversity, and the expectations of social responsibility. Students will develop skills to apply effective research, writing, and oral skills to problem-solve and develop into innovative, critical and creative thinkers.

Students can create a Bachelor of Arts Degree from a variety of majors and minors that meet their specific interests and goals, and which will prepare them for a wide range of careers after graduation. All BA Degree students will gain valuable skills that are required in today’s changing labour market including communication skills, critical thinking skills, research skills, problem-solving skills, personal management skills and time management skills.

Students may complete a Bachelor of Arts degree with the following majors/areas:

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts degree will develop students with key essential skills sought by employers such as critical thinking, quantitative and logical skills, global and cultural awareness, and oral and written communication skills. The versatility of the Bachelor of Arts degree will allow students to design programs of study that will prepare them for careers or further study in areas such as the following:

Program Admission Requirements

In addition to KPU's General university admission requirements, including the undergraduate-level English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

Year One Admission:

Year Three Admission:

Qualifying Year

Students who do not qualify upon initial application to KPU may be eligible for entry to the Qualifying Year. Students who possess at least a 'C' in English 12 (or equivalent) and a passing grade in either Pre-Calculus 11, Principles of Math 11, Foundations of Mathematics 11, Applications of Math 12 (or equivalents) will be able to apply for entry to the BA Qualifying Year. Students will be admitted to the BA program in the second year provided they have successfully completed appropriate qualifying courses. Other applicants who do not qualify are encouraged to consult an Educational Advisor for the appropriate qualifying courses that satisfy the application criteria.

Program Continuance Requirements

Current BA students must meet the following requirements to continue into their 3rd year of study. Registration access to third or fourth year courses is first awarded to students who have completed the following:

Program Requirements

The following core requirements are to be completed for all Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs:

* Note: Courses eligible to count towards the 65- and 24-credit Arts requirements include all courses offered by the Faculty of Arts, all ECON courses, and CMNS 3100.

Other completed courses may qualify to meet degree requirements. Students are encouraged to contact a Arts Degree Advisor with questions about eligibility for program application or graduation.

In addition to completing the core requirements of all KPU Bachelor of Arts degree programs indicated above, students will have to complete additional course and program requirements according to their chosen program of study within the Faculty of Arts.

Students are normally expected to complete at least 60 credits at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for a B.A. degree; however, they may make a request for an exemption to this ruling on an individual basis through Enrolment Services. If such an exemption is granted, then residency may be limited to no fewer than 30 credits. In any case, at least 50% of the required upper level credits within the subject area must be completed at KPU. For the BA in General Studies, the subject area includes all 45 upper level credits.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Arts; a Bachelor of Arts (Honours); or a Bachelor of Arts, General Studies Transcripts will indicate majors and/or minors in a specific field of study.

Note: students may not earn an honours credential or obtain additional major or minor designations for a credential that has already been awarded. All declarations must be made when applying to graduate.

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2014

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