Liberal Arts and 55+ program
SFU’s Liberal Arts and 55+ Program has been offering intellectually rich non-credit courses to older adult learners since the 1970s. Offered year-round, our courses cover topics ranging from art and literature to history, science, philosophy and more.
Classes are open to learners of all ages, with a tuition discount for those 55+.
Fall 2022 courses
We'll be back in September with a fresh mix of online and on-campus courses. Watch for details in late July.
If you’re 55+, you’re eligible to enroll in the Liberal Arts for 55+ Certificate. This optional program will allow you to:
- Deepen your learning by writing a reflective essay at the end each course
- Earn a certificate that confers SFU alumnus status and its various benefits
- Take any Liberal Arts and 55+ courses you wish
- Complete the program at your own pace
New to online learning or need help writing an essay? Register for a free online class.
No time limit
Complete 128 contact hours (usually 10–12 courses)
4–6 weeks (2 contact hours/week)
Choose 10-12 courses offered by Liberal Arts and 55+ program
Courses offered in all 3 SFU terms:
Complete a 1,000- to 1,500-word essay at end of each course
Pay individual course fee + $20 essay marking fee/course
Contact email@example.com for details on available financial support
How to enroll
Register for any course and select the “Liberal Arts for 55+ Certificate Fee” optional add-on before completing your registration
A dedicated lifelong learner, Hugh Lindsay has taken 70 courses in SFU’s Liberal Arts and 55+ Program over the past 15 years. For his 69th course, he enrolled in something unexpected: the art of stand-up comedy.