About SFU NOW
SFU NOW allows you to start or resume a degree or supplement another academic program while working full-time. We have developed the program to meet your specific needs.
Fit a degree into your life
Developed for people who work 30 or more hours a week, SFU NOW courses are regular undergraduate courses from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. Classes take place in the evenings and on weekends at SFU’s Vancouver and Surrey campuses. After completing all the required courses, you'll earn the same Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree as a full-time SFU student.
Choose a major and/or minor
We offer courses in communications, criminology, English, humanities, international studies, political science, sociology, history, geography, psychology, economics, philosophy, computer science, and earth sciences. You can discuss graduation requirements with an undergraduate advisor after you are admitted.
If you would like to complete your undergraduate degree entirely through SFU NOW, the following majors and minors are available:
- Political Science
- International Studies
(Note: We currently require travel and language components for all minor students)
- Political Science
If your schedule is flexible enough that you can take courses outside of SFU NOW, you're free to do so. As an SFU NOW student, you're not restricted in any way—our goal is to make it easy for you to complete the degree you want.
*Please note that you may complete a BA with a double minor.
To find more information about a specific major or minor, please visit the SFU Calendar.
Finish a degree or take a few undergraduate courses
As an SFU NOW student, you may enrol in any SFU undergraduate course we offer online, during the day, in the evenings, or on weekends. If you are pursuing another academic program, you may still take electives through SFU NOW.
Study at your own pace
You can enrol in as many or as few courses as you like. Take at least one SFU NOW course every three semesters to maintain your SFU NOW student status and all of its benefits.
Get priority registration
Upon admission to SFU, you will have access to all SFU courses, but you will be able to register for SFU NOW courses before other SFU students.
Enjoy the same benefits as full-time student
SFU NOW has the same admission process, tuition, curriculum and student fees as SFU’s full-time undergraduate programs. You will learn from the same instructors and receive the same benefits as all other SFU students.
Benefit from diverse perspectives
The diversity of students in SFU NOW’s courses will enrich your learning experience by bringing many different perspectives to the classroom.
Get help when you need it
With work and life responsibilities, you may not be able to come to the SFU campus for help. Contact us anytime if you have questions. If we’re not at our desks, leave a phone or email message and we’ll reply as soon as we can.