Have you ever wanted to design your own credential? Have you ever struggled to find a program that meets your specific interests and needs? Then you might be interested in our newest program: the Certificate in General Studies

This is a University of Victoria credential designed by you, for you. You create your own program by choosing courses from the wide range of diploma and certificate programs offered in the Division of Continuing Studies. You can customize a course of study to meet your specific learning needs and objectives.

Who's this program for? 

  • If you’re a career-focused learner seeking career advancement or an enhancement to existing job skills, this program can help you to achieve your unique goals.
  • If you’re self-employed or a small business owner, the broad range of offerings can help you acquire skills and knowledge from multiple areas, which you can apply to your unique situation.
  • If your focus is personal enrichment and love of learning, this program allows you to package your studies based on your interests.
  • If you’ve already started in another Division of Continuing Studies program but your needs and goals have changed, this program allows you to repurpose your learning and count your completed courses toward this credential. Please discuss this option with the Program Coordinator, as there are some restrictions.

How does it work?

You’ll work with a Program Coordinator to identify your goals and find courses to help you achieve your goals. The program is unique for each student and in consultation with the Program Coordinator you’ll develop a Learning Contract outlining your customized program.

For more information, please visit the Certificate in General Studies program page. 


  • Posted March 30, 2016