Post-Baccalaureate Diploma

The Post Baccalaureate Diploma (PBD) Program offers those who hold a Bachelor's or advanced degree (in any field of study), the opportunity to develop and follow a program of individualized study not usually provided by graduate or professional degrees. Students embarking on Post Baccalaureate Diplomas will be actively involved, together with department and faculty advisors, in identifying goals and developing a program equivalent to at least one full year of university study (30 or more units).

Please click to view the Post Baccalaureate Diploma Approval Form (PDF) for program admission requirements and further information.

PBD Program Admission Requirement
Completion of a recognized Bachelor's degree with a minimum graduation grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 from a British Columbia university or a minimum GPA of 2.4 from a university outslde British Columbia.

PBD Program Requirements
Successful completion of an approved program comprised of 30 upper division units (courses at the 300 or 400 level), and some graduate courses if appropriate. At least 15 of the 30 upper division units in a subject area which most closely fits the learning goals of the students.

Minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 on courses applied toward the diploma. Completion of lower division pre-requisites, if required. Completion of the diploma within five years of admission to the program.

Residency requires that at least 18 of the 30 upper division units must be taken at SFU (including at least 9 upper division units in the student's area of concentration).

Units applied to one diploma may not be applied to another SFU certificate or diploma or degree, and vice versa.