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Kwantlen Polytechnic University Majors

Academics at Kwantlen


The 14 disciplines and two interdisciplinary programs of the Faculty of Arts are designed to provide learners with an education that is meaningful, relevant, and engaging. As a polytechnic university, we are redefining what liberal arts education means in a world of dizzying political, economic, social, technological, and environmental change. Our certificates, diplomas, and degree programs will prepare you for that world by fostering critical thinking, encouraging creative expression, deepening social justice awareness, and redefining writing, speaking, numeracy, digital, intercultural, and team-working skills. We offer our learners small class environments, dedicated teaching faculty, and opportunities for experiential learning such as field schools, cooperative education, service learning, practicums, unique community partnerships, and research mentorship.


Kwantlen's School of Business combines a theoretical background with practical skills, and faculty who have a wealth of real life experiences to share. We also regularly consult with industry professionals to ensure students receive an education that's truly useful and continuously relevant. Our School of Business students have become the first choice of many employers and a number of students have started their own businesses or continued on to pursue masters degrees.

Community & Health Studies:

Our academic curriculum is grounded in the concepts of caring, collaboration, inclusion, and development of healthier communities. The Faculty of Community & Health Studies programs vary in length from four year bachelor degrees to five month citations. Offering various degrees and certificates in the health care and education fields, faculty supports students in their learning with hands on practical experience, and theoretical education. If you're looking for an increasingly complex and challenging career and want to expand your opportunities through creative learning experiences then Kwantlen's Community and Health Studies programs may be what you're looking for.


Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers world-class design programs that address industry demands by sponsoring innovative concepts and outcomes in an inclusive educational framework. The programs develop design leaders through the transformation of these diverse ideas that develop the student's research and design skills while supporting their personal and professional goals. The specialized facilities including computer labs, sewing and production labs, design studios, and a materials resource center offered at the Richmond campus are an integral part of the educational experiences in the disciplines of fashion design, fashion marketing, graphic design, interior design and product design.


Kwantlen's School of Horticulture offers programs and courses that demand a higher level of sustainability and environmental responsibility from horticulture. silviculture, forestry, and urban landscaping. Our diplomas and degree programs blend technical and academic approaches that prepare you for effectively dealing with beneficial and practical industry issues.

You'll learn to use an extensive array of equipment employed by industry, and constantly be kept up to speed on the latest techniques and resources in the horticulture field.

The School of Horticulture is located at the Langley campus, in the center of the horticulture industry, and the heart of the Fraser Valley.

Science & Mathematics:

Kwantlen's Division of Science, Mathematics & Applied Sciences combine theory with an applied learning experience so you'll have the opportunity to analyze and explore the world on a level most people never see. Kwantlen is in the process of constructing four year baccalaureate degrees in science that build on our existing offerings. These bachelor degrees will provide a solid foundation for post-graduate study in science, health science, and sustainability science.

Trades & Technology:

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers several apprenticeship, foundation training and technical career programs. The trades and technology programs allow for entry and exit points. Foundation programs are a great way to learn about the requirements of a particular trade before embarking on an apprenticeship. After completing a 20 to 39 week program, foundation graduates can go on to an apprenticeship, where they earn an income while completing on-the-job and in-class skills training to become a certified journeyperson. Foundation and Apprenticeship training programs range in length from three weeks to nine months. Kwantlen Trades & Technology also offers certificates, citations, tickets and diplomas upon completion.

Academic & Career Advancement:

The mission of the Faculty of Academic & Career Advancement is to support you in becoming the most successful student you can be. We understand options create opportunities, and that's why Kwantlen provides many different ways to ease you into your university education or career goals. The Academic & Career Advancement faculty serves as a vital access point for many students who must meet prerequisites to enter or complete Kwantlen programs.

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