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General Studies: Diploma


The General Studies Diploma program at KPU is an exit credential designed as a more flexible and personalized alternative to the Associate or Bachelor degrees. Students may select from any courses for which the prerequisites can be met, and can construct their academic path with complete freedom to explore a specific theme or a wide variety of unrelated courses.

Admission Requirements

This program is not available for admission.  Students may apply to graduate once they have completed sufficient requirements.

Curricular Requirements

To qualify for a General Studies Diploma, a student must complete a minimum of 20 undergraduate level courses, totalling 60 or more credits.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in General Studies.

At a Glance

Faculty of Arts

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Diploma

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley
  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 60

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2011

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2016

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