A bachelor's degree recognizes you for completing a group of courses in a career or academic specialty. It's usually 120 credits (40 courses) and takes about 4 years of full-time study.
All Douglas College bachelor’s degrees are applied, which means you get hands-on learning in real workplaces to complement your classroom learning. For more information, click the program links.
Accounting – Bachelor of Business Administration - Launch a career in Canada’s growing financial industry. This program’s applied curriculum and work-experience component gives you the necessary skills to secure intermediate-level accounting positions in financial reporting, taxation, management accounting and auditing. The degree satisfies the entrance requirements of the Chartered Professional Accountant’s (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP).
Applied Psychology – Bachelor of Arts - Take the first step toward a career in clinical or counselling practice, academic research, human resources, criminal justice and more. In your third and fourth years, you’ll specialize in one of six current and emerging areas where psychology is being applied in the workplace. Honours option available for students who want to pursue graduate studies.
Applied Criminology – Bachelor of Arts - Whether your goal is to prevent crime in your community, provide legal services to new immigrants or refugees, become a lawyer, or police, parole or probation officer and more, you’ll get the academic knowledge and hands-on experience to make you a top contender in the job market. Honours option available for students who want to pursue graduate studies.
Child and Youth Care – Bachelor of Arts Prepare for a challenging and rewarding career supporting children, youth and families as a professional child and youth care worker, or for advanced positions in the child and youth care field.
Financial Services – Bachelor of Business Administration - Prepare for positions in wealth planning and securities. Graduate ready to challenge the Level 1 Certified Financial Planning exam, if the appropriate elective courses are taken.
Health Information Management - Bachelor of Science - Gain the practical skills and experience needed to move up in your career. The only one of its kind in Canada, the Health Information Management degree teaches you practical knowledge in health information science, business leadership, project management, information technology and more.
Management – Bachelor of Business Administration - Launch a career in business management. This degree gives you essential business and management knowledge, plus industry-relevant skills in one of six concentrations. Graduate ready to write the Canadian Institute of Management exam in addition to an industry-specific certification exam.
Marketing – Bachelor of Business Administration - The BBA Marketing degree at Douglas is unique in B.C. as it offers concentrations in Digital Marketing Communications Management, Professional Selling and Sales Management, Hospitality Marketing and Trades Marketing. As part of your education, you’ll learn important concepts in marketing research, promotional strategy, buyer behaviour and more. As a student in the BBA in marketing, you’ll work with local businesses and practice using industry-standard tools.
Nursing – Bachelor of Science - Enter a rewarding and in-demand career caring for individuals, families, groups and communities as part of a health care team. Graduate prepared to write the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and apply to become a registered nurse.
Physical Education and Coaching - Prepare for an active career as a PE teacher, community coach or fitness professional. Graduates can apply directly into fifth year at SFU, UBC or other universities to complete a teaching credential. The program also meets admission requirements for the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists.
Psychiatric Nursing – Bachelor of Science - Enter a rewarding and in-demand career caring for people with mental illness, addictions and physical and developmental disabilities as part of a health care team. Graduate prepared to write the licensure exam to be certified as a registered psychiatric nurse.
Social Work - Get the training to advocate for social justice and help people from diverse age groups and populations resolve problems for a better quality of life. Graduates can apply to the British Columbia College of Social Workers to become registered social workers.
Therapeutic Recreation - Promote health and quality of life for people with disabilities, injuries, social isolation and other challenges through recreation and leisure activities. Graduates ready to write the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation certification exam to become a certified therapeutic recreation specialist (CTRS).