General Studies

New Westminster
Learning Format
Admission Type
Open Enrolment - General Admission Requirements


The Diploma in General Studies recognizes individualized achievement in education. The program enables students to design a framework for studies independent of the requirements for university transfer programs or for specific career or technical programs.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Completion of 60 credits using the following criteria:

  • must include one university-transfer English or Communications course
  • a minimum of two courses from at least three different faculties
  • a maximum of 15 credits in one subject as defined by the four-letter course abbreviation (ex. BIOL, CRIM, ECON, etc.)

Admissions Requirements

General College Admission Requirements


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.

Career Pathways

The Diploma in General Studies enables students to select a set of courses based on individual goals and interests. 

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.


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The winning edge

General Studies student studies what she loves, at her own pace.