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General Studies

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

48 months
10068 CAD/year
2213 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Arts, Major in General Studies degree program from Kwantlen Polytechnic University provides you with the opportunity to develop a degree program that suits your unique interests, combining courses across different Arts disciplines.


Working with an Arts Degree Advisor, you can create a personal program of study that helps you reach specific career and personal goals, intentionally developing a broad interdisciplinary liberal arts education. Completing this degree will normally involve a selection of courses from a number of departments that form around a unifying theme.

Key facts:

The General Studies program of Kwantlen Polytechnic University includes:

  • Development of disciplinary knowledge, core competencies, and transferable skills characteristic of traditional Bachelor of Arts programs
  • Preparation for entry into the labour market by incorporating essential and employability skills in all courses
  • Increasing your capacity to respond innovatively to emerging trends in society
  • Opportunities for forging connections within the South Fraser region by completing research, volunteering, or working in your field of interest while completing your Kwantlen Polytechnic University degree.

Programme Structure

The program structure for each student in the BA, Major in General Studies program will vary depending upon the focus and concentration of courses developed in consultation with the Arts Degree Advisor and may include any minor programs offered by KPU. Students preparing for teacher education programs upon graduation are encouraged to refer to the appropriate institutional admission requirements and work with a Arts Degree Advisor to ensure they include appropriate courses in their degree program.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students pursuing a major in General Studies must be admitted to the Faculty of Arts.
  • All applicants to undergraduate studies must satisfy KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement through an acceptable High school course, undergraduate course, KPU course, or testing option.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10068 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10068 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    2213 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2213 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Surrey

1156 - 1898 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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