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Program Declaration

Each student is admitted for undergraduate studies at KPU either (i) directly into a limited-intake program of study to which they applied specifically, or (ii) into a Faculty, yet with no declared program of study. Each undeclared student must declare their program of study before they apply to graduate. Some programs require even earlier declaration in order to enrol in program-restricted courses.

Deadlines for Program Declaration

Semester Early deadline Final deadline
Fall (September) June 1* July 1*
Spring (January) October 1 November 1
Summer (May) February 1 March 1

Declaration requests must be submitted by the Early Deadline to ensure your record is updated prior to registration date/time assignments. 

*see below for Bachelor of Science in Nursing declaration deadline.

Steps to Declare Your Program of Study

1. Check your current Faculty and program of record as shown in My Action Plan (MAP) to see if your Credential is "Undeclared" and your Major is "Intended".

You must declare a program of study before your final term, as your final term in a program of study is normally when you would apply to graduate with the credential.

2. Check your current University 'Calendar Year' of record as shown in My Action Plan (MAP).

Your 'University Calendar Year' designates the yearly edition of the University Calendar for which you must fulfill all graduation requirements.

Reference your designated University Calendar Year when reviewing requirements in the University Calendar or My Action Plan (MAP) and making your course selections to fulfill graduation requirements.

3. Decide on the program of study you want to complete.

Use the information in the University Calendar and What-If graduation audits in MAP to inform your decision making.

Some programs and credentials have explicit curricular declaration requirements. Program declaration requirements are stated in the University Calendar. A What-If graduation audit in MAP can be used to check if you've fulfilled declaration requirements for any program.

List of open-intake programs with explicit curricular declaration requirements.

Faculty Credential Major Minor Concentration(s) or Specialization(s)
Arts Bachelor of Arts Choose one: Anthropology; Asian Studies; Creative Writing; Criminology; English; General Studies; Geography; History; Philosophy; Policy Studies; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology;     
Arts Bachelor of Arts Double Minor Choose two:  Anthropology;  Asian Studies;  Counselling;  Creative Writing;  Criminology;  Economics;  English;  Geography;  History;  Indigenous Community Justice;  Journalism;  Language and Culture;  Mathematics;  Philosophy;  Policy Studies;  Political Science;  Psychology;  Sociology  
Arts Bachelor of Applied Arts Psychology    
Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts Fine Arts    
Arts Bachelor of Journalism Journalism    
Arts Bachelor of Science Psychology-Applied    
Business Associate of Arts       Economics    
Business Bachelor of Business Administration Choose one: Accounting; Entrepreneurial Leadership; Human Resources Management; Marketing Management    
Business Bachelor of Technology Information Technology    
Business Diploma Choose one: Accounting; Business Administration; Business Management; Computer Information Systems; General Business Studies; Marketing Management    
Science & Hort. Bachelor of Applied Science Sustainable Agriculture    
Science & Hort. Bachelor of Horticulture Science Choose one: Plant Health; Urban Ecosystems    
Science & Hort. Bachelor of Science Applications of Mathematics   Choose one: Biomathematics; Computational Mathematics; Mathematics Education.
Science & Hort. Bachelor of Science Choose one: Biology; Health Science; Physics for Modern Technology    
Science & Hort. Diploma Horticulture Technology   Choose one: Landscape; Turf; Production

 

Some programs and credentials have no curricular declaration requirements.

List of open-intake programs with no curricular declaration requirements.

Faculty Credential Major Minor Concentration(s) or Specialization(s)
Arts Associate of Arts Choose one: Anthropology; Asian Studies; Creative Writing; Criminology; English; General Studies; Geography; History; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology    
Arts Certificate  Choose one: Arts; Criminology; Fine Arts; Non-Governmental Organizations & Non-Profit Studies    
Arts Diploma  Choose one: Arts; Criminology; Fine Arts; General Studies    
Arts Minor added to any Bachelor's Degree - Anthropology;  Asian Studies;  Counselling;  Creative Writing;  Criminology;  English;  Geography;  History;  Indigenous Community Justice;  Journalism;  Language and Culture;  Mathematics;  Philosophy;  Policy Studies;  Political Science;  Psychology;  Sociology  
Business Certificate  Choose one: Accounting; Business Management; Computer Information Systems; General Business Studies; Marketing    
Business Minor added to any Bachelor's Degree - Economics  
Science & Hort. Associate of Science Choose one: General Science; Math    
Science & Hort. Citation Horticulture Technology   Choose one: Arboriculture; Foundation in Landscape Design; Garden Center Operations; Horticulture Science; Sustainable Horticulture; Landscape Plant Health; Production Facilities; Production Hort in BC; Production Plant Health; Residential Lawn Care; Turfgrass Pest Management
Science & Hort. Diploma  Science    
Science & Hort. Minor added to any Bachelor's Degree -  Biology; Mathematics; Medicinal Chemistry;Plant Health  

If you are having a tough time choosing your program or study or need assistance, use the resources available through Academic Advising.

4. Decide if you want to change your currently designated University Calendar Year

Normally, a student's University Calendar Year is designated as their year of admission.

If curricular requirements for your chosen program of study change over your time at the University, you may declare a later University Calendar Year.

Students who leave the University for three-consecutive terms and are later re-admitted, are typically assigned the University Calendar Year coinciding with their academic year of re-admission. They may declare the University Calendar Year of their earlier admission.

A single University Calendar Year must be designated for all components of your program of study (e.g. Major, Minor(s), Concentration etc.)

A change of University Calendar Year or program of study will invalidate any previously approved course substitutions.

If you are having a tough time choosing your University Calendar Year or need assistance, use the resources available through Academic Advising.

5. Declare your chosen program and credentials:

If you are a student with Undeclared status currently, and are declaring any open-intake program, use the Program Declaration Service in Online Self Service.

If you are an admitted undergraduate student currently in a program of study and you wish to (i) declare a different program of study, (ii) add or remove a Minor or Concentration, or (iii) change your designated University Calendar Year, use the Program Declaration Form.

Completing the Program Declaration Form

The Program Declaration Form has a table for you to specify details of the program of study you are declaring, such as Faculty, Credential, Major, Minor(s), Concentration, and Calendar Year. These details of your declaration must conform to the details shown in the lists of programs in order to ensure that your declaration can be processed by the Office of the Registrar. Complete the Program Declaration Form electronically and submit from your KPU email address to studentinfo@kpu.ca

Declaring an Honours Degree Program

Students must apply for admission to Honours degree programs through their academic department. This normally occurs at the completion of three of the four years of study. The academic department will notify the Office of the Registrar of those students admitted to the Honours program. These students' program of record must be updated before students may register in courses for their Honours' term(s)

Declaring a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or a Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN)

These programs have a competitive declaration process that requires completion of coursework, as well as additional requirements and supporting documentation. For details see the University Calendar. Submit the specified supporting materials along with a completed Program Declaration Form in-person to any KPU Student Enrolment Services Office.

*For Fall 2019, the declaration submission deadline to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing was May 15, 2019.