General Studies in Education

This program allows you the flexibility to take courses and perhaps complete a variety of different minors. Graduates may go on to pursue careers working with children, youth and adults outside of the formal classroom setting.

Overview

General Studies is a non-specialist program in the Faculty of Education. You can start this program at the Surrey campus.

Degree: Bachelor of General Studies

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Admission requirements for General Studies in Education

Students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12: see program-specific requirements for the Faculty of Education. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

Planning to become a teacher?

The Bachelor of Studies (BGS) in Education is a good route for students pursuing teaching at the elementary level. To prepare to apply to the Professional Development Program (PDP – our 12 month fulltime teacher education program), you should enroll in the pre-requisite courses listed on PDP Admissions.

Planning to teach at the secondary level? You will need to complete either a major or two minors in teachable subject areas in order to apply to the Professional Development Program at the secondary level. See specific academic requirements on PDP Admissions. You should apply directly from high school to the appropriate faculty and program for your teachable subject area(s).

How to apply

Applying to the program

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/sfu.jsp
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Education
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: Bachelor of General Studies

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Academic Advisor
  • Admissions Counsellor
  • Adult Educator
  • Consultant
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • ESL Teacher
  • Program Planner
  • Public Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • School Administrator
  • School Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Student Affairs Administrator
  • Teacher