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General Studies: Bachelor of Commerce Degree

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer

  • Program Start Date
    October, January, April, July
  • Campuses
    Vancouver House


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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $27,480 Total (Domestic) | $69,600 Total (International)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $120 - $150 per cours
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Online

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out UCW's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications for admissions can be submitted in the following ways:

  1. The online application can be filled out if you are applying as an individual
  2. Partner referred applications are for those who are applying through the University's certified partner

Application Fee: $150

1) Program Admission Requirements

BC High School Graduates

1. Grade 12 graduation or equivalent with an overall average of C (2.0 on a 4.33 scale)
2. For students whose first language is not English, academic IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 is required; with a minimum of 6.0 in writing. Equivalent/alternative language proficiency details are listed here.

Admission Advice

1. You may also apply as a mature student. To be considered you must:

  • have been out of school at least two years;
  • be at least 21 years old by the first day of classes;
  • have documented success through academic, professional, or volunteer activities.
  • Visit the University's program admissions page for details on their entry requirements.


2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy UCW's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

The language of instruction at the university is English.  Applicants whose first language is not English, or who have received their education in another language, must provide evidence of English language proficiency at a university level such as an academic IELTS score of at least 6.5 with a writing band score of 6.0. 

Please check the English Proficiency webpage for other ways in which you can meet the language requirements.


General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Click Here for full details on admission requirements specific to your education pathway.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Applicants who have graduated from a BC secondary school (high school) or equivalent are required to have, at minimum, the equivalent of a BC high school (Grade 12) diploma, with an overall average of C.

If you have graduated from high school but do not meet the minimum grade levels, you may still be considered for admission if you have successfully completed at least 30 academic post-secondary credits at a recognized institution. Click here to learn more.




Details on Transfer Credit are available here.


BC Transfer Student

Details on Transfer Credit are available here.



Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit check here.


Mature Student

The Admissions Committee may consider an applicant for Special Admission (Mature Student Admission) if the applicant does not otherwise qualify for admission but demonstrates a combination of education and experience that indicates the ability to be successful in their program of study. Such applicants generally must:
  1. Be over 21 years of age on or before the first day of classes;
  2. Have been out of high school for at least two years; and
  3. Be approved by the Admissions Committee
Review UCW Undergraduate Admissions website for Special Considerations.

International Student

Applicants who completed high school or any post-secondary studies outside of Canada are required to submit the following:

  • Official high school transcript and official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Official proof of English proficiency (if applicable)

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Applicants who have not completed the equivalent of a Canadian High School (Grade 12) diploma, or do not meet the minimum admissions requirements, may be accepted into an undergraduate program. In lieu of a high school diploma, the Admissions Committee will consider if the applicant has the work experience, or a combination of education and experience, that will indicate ability to be successful in their program of study. Applicants generally must:

  • Be over twenty-one (21) years of age on or before the first day of classes;
  • Have been out of high school for at least two years; and
  • Be approved by the Admissions Committee.

 Review information regarding Special Considerations here.

How to Apply

For all the details about how to apply to University Canada West, visit UCW’s Admissions webpage.