UFV commits to entire first year in Chilliwack for a range of degree programs

Included will be Bachelor degrees in Arts, Criminal Justice, Business Administration, and science

First-year students of the University of Fraser Valley (UFV) who live in Chilliwack will be able to start their university studies closer to home in several programs in the upcoming academic year.

The university has committed to offering the first full year of several popular bachelor’s degree programs—including electives—at the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park starting September 2018: included will be degrees in arts, criminal justice, business administration, and science.

The timetables have been designed to ensure there are no overlapping conflicts in course scheduling, so students can plan to be on campus three or four days a week in a clustered time format.

“We are committed to improving our programming and service to students from the Chilliwack community and the Eastern Fraser Valley,” noted Alisa Webb, Associate Dean of Arts.

“We recognize the value in giving students the option of studying in their home community for at least the first year of their degree programs while they adjust to post-secondary studies. We also want to enhance the programming diversity at our Chilliwack campus.”

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UFV will provide these classes even if they are not full to capacity, and will continue providing services such as access to student academic support, advising, counselling, and the library on the Chilliwack campus.

“I am pleased that UFV has committed to offering the first full year of several degree programs at the Chilliwack campus, bringing additional educational opportunities closer to home for our students,” said Chilliwack’s mayor, Sharon Gaetz.

“The City of Chilliwack has been a proud community partner with UFV since its inception and we applaud programming choices that seek to address the needs of students in our community. Well done, UFV!”

For other programs based in Abbotsford, UFV offers a shuttle service in partnership with its Student Union Society between its Chilliwack and Abbotsford campuses, and also one between Abbotsford and Langley.

Programs based primarily at the Chilliwack campus include Health Sciences (Nursing, Dental, Health Care Assistant, and Kinesiology), Trades and Technical offerings, and Agriculture. Enhancing the first-year offerings in several other program areas will increase the range of programming on campus.


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