General Studies programs offer a multidisciplinary approach to education, allowing you to study a plethora of subjects: arts, science, social sciences and humanities. Follow your passion and create your own program by choosing from a wide range of courses.
While you can choose from many OL and TRU courses to fulfill your program requirements, you can also access post-secondary courses from other institutions and transfer them to your OL program. See BC Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) to explore your options.
Plan ahead and make the most of your General Studies credential. OL's Program Advisors help you choose courses that can later be applied toward another program, either at OL or elsewhere.
Start your journey today.
|Certificate in General Studies||College|
|Diploma in General Studies||College|
|Bachelor of General Studies||University|
Before Registering or Applying
First, read about distance education and course delivery formats. Look at the program descriptions, which state the admission requirements (if any) and residency requirements. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the course descriptions, too.
You can apply for financial assistance if you meet specific place of residence requirements. See Student Awards & Financial Support.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
If you have applied for or been admitted to an OL General Studies program, you may be eligible for credit based on an assessment of your prior learning. PLAR allows you to earn academic credits for knowledge, training and skills gained through work and life experience.
We're with you at every step. Call or email Student Services if you have any questions about OL General Studies programs and courses or any of the services available to you as an online student.