Academic Foundations

Faculty
Humanities & Social Sciences
Department
Interdisciplinary HSS
Credits
30.00
Length of Program
Two semesters
Credential Type
Certificate
Campus
Coquitlam
New Westminster
Learning Format
Full-time
Part-time
Admission Type
Open Enrolment - General Admission Requirements
Offered
Fall
Summer
Winter

Overview

The Certificate in Academic Foundations Program enables students to explore the Arts and Sciences by enrolling in courses in a wide range of disciplines. The program allows flexibility for students to explore their interests and is designed to transfer maximum credits into degree programs at Douglas College or other institutions.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • A minimum of 50% of the required program courses must be taken at Douglas College.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

ENGL

Select any university transferable** ENGL course (CMNS or CRWR can be used if the course transfers as an English course to one of UBC/UBCO, SFU, UNBC, or UVic.)

3

M/S/CS

Select any university transferable** Mathematics, Statistics (MATH 1160, PSYC 2300, BUSN 2429, etc.), or Computing Science (CMPT/CSIS/CISY) course

3

Lab Science

Select any university transferable** lab science course. (BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, GEOG, GEOL, SCIE)

3

Arts and Sciences Electives

Select a minimum of 12 university transferable** credits in the Arts and/or Sciences.

12-21

Electives

Select any university transferable** course.

0-9

Total Credits

 

30

** A university transferable course is a course that transfers to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC – according to the BC Transfer Guide.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

Note: Prerequisites for some courses are:

  • Foundations of Math 11 with a C (or equivalent), or Pre-calculus 11 with a C (or equivalent) are prerequisites for many Math and Statistics courses
  • Some lab courses have high school prerequisites such as Biology 12, Chemistry 11 or 12 and Physics 11 or 12

Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you check each individual course prerequisite and ensure that you have completed requirements prior to registration.

Cost

You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

More Information

Block transfer

This program provides block transfer to several Douglas College programs and:

Simon Fraser University
University of Northern BC
University of Victoria