SFU-Douglas partnership

Earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree from Simon Fraser University, while studying at both Douglas and SFU.

Program details

Note: if you have completed more than 45 university transfer credits, you are NOT eligible for this program.

The SFU - Douglas Degree Program allows you to move freely and easily between both institutions to complete the requirements of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from Simon Fraser University. Get the benefits of studying in both a smaller college environment and a larger university setting.

This is not the same as transferring from Douglas to SFU. Transferring usually involves leaving a college to attend university and submitting a request to the university to give you credit for college courses. Once you transfer to university you cannot go back to the college to complete additional credits without permission. The SFU - Douglas Degree Program is much more flexible.


  • Flexibility: you can study at both institutions with full support from both sides
  • Convenience: Your official Douglas College transcript will be sent to SFU at the end of each semester you attend Douglas College.
    • To use your completed SFU courses as pre-requisites for Douglas College courses, you can request Transfer Credit at Douglas College
  • Support: knowledgeable Advisors will ensure you receive the best information possible about your degree requirements and course options
  • More services: including uPass, medical/dental coverage, student housing (if registered in sufficient number of SFU courses per year)

Areas of study

The partnership degree program includes academic disciplines within the following areas:

Application process

Applications for admission to the SFU - Douglas Degree Program are processed through SFU. Apply online at

  1. Click on Apply Now (you will be transferred to the EducationPlannerBC website)
  2. Choose SFU as your institution selection
  3. 3. When asked to identify your intended program of study, you must select the following three choices:
    • Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences OR Science OR Environment
    • Subject Area: Degree Partnership w/Douglas
    • Program/Plan: BA Partnership w/ Douglas OR BSC Partnership w/ Douglas


You must meet SFU's admission requirements for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at SFU (BA) OR the Faculty of Science at SFU (BSc), OR the Faculty of Environment (BA/BSc). If you have more than 45 university transferable credits you are not eligible for this program. If you have completed 24-45 credits of university transferable courses, admission will be based on your college grades. If you have completed fewer than 24 credits of university transferable courses (or if you are in secondary school), admission will be based on your secondary school grades. Detailed info on admission requirements can be found at

If you are a current SFU student, please contact your Academic Advisor for information on how to apply for this partnership.

Successful applicants will receive an offer of admission as well as an invitation to attend an orientation session at SFU.

More information

If you are interested in this program and would like additional information before applying, please feel free to contact one of the Admissions Advisors listed below:

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Phone 778.782.6930
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Domestic Students:
Degree Partnership Program
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International Students:
SFU International