Vancouver Island University - Bachelor's Degree

Vancouver Island University is a public higher education institution with a main campus based from Nanaimo, British Columbia in Canada. It overs a variety of bachelor's and master's degree programs in 15 academic areas that are individuall accredited by various awarding bodies in Canada.

  • Average Tuition CAD 13,892
  • Students 16,000
  • International Students 12.5%
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Vancouver Island University's early beginnings can be traced back from the year 1936, when it first opened its doors to students seeking a vocational training. Today, Vancouver Island University is among the leading contributors to Vancouver Island's cultural, social, economic growth, with over $400,000 worth of annual impact to the region.

Vancouver Island University extends its reach to students through four campuses in Duncan, Powell River, Parksville-Qualicum, and a main campus in Nanaimo, which lies on the lower slopes of Mt. Benson, providing its students with a beautiful overlooking view of the Nanaimo City. It boasts of up to 400 rooms in a variety of on-campus residences, as well as modern facilities to support not only the academic, but as well as social, recreational, and fitness needs of students. At present, Vancouver Island University offers 50 bachelor's degree and 6 master's degree programs in areas such as arts and sciences, business, education, science and technology, hospitality and tourism, and many others.

Bachelor Programs

  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Anthropology

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Biology

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Business

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

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    Business Administration

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Chemistry

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Computer Science

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Criminology

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Cultural Studies

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Design

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

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    Economics

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Education

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    English

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    Environmental Studies

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Finance

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    Fine Arts

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

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    Gender Studies

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Graphic Design

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Graphic Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artistic and computer-based techniques; printmaking; concepts sketching; technical drawing; color theory; imaging; studio technique; still and life modeling; multimedia applications; and commercial art business operations.

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    History

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Hospitality Management

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Hospitality Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of hospitality law, international tourism management, hospitality accounting, events management, housekeeping operations, revenue management, and organizational behavior.

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    Human Resources

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the proper management and strategic approach required to recruit, train, develop and sustain employees in an organization.

  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Journalism

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

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    Languages

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Liberal Studies

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

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    Marketing

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Mathematics

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Media Studies

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociology, history and journalism.

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    Music

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Nursing

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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    Performing Arts

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

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    Philosophy

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Physical Education

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering courses that focus on the study of kinesiology; exercise psychology; and motor skills development.

  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Political Science

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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    Psychology

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Social Work

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Sociology

    CAD 13,920 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00

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    Established in 1936

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    13% of Vancouver Island University's student body population are international students from different countries across the globe.

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          • Testimony
            2005-2007, Diploma

            Nice learning environment!

            My experience at VIU was made of lots of friends from Canada and all over the world, friendly school staff, small-town community feeling, relaxed environment, being close to the sea, and an 1hr 40min ferry ride away from big town Vancouver. I'd say it's a good place to start your university life, and of course, you always have the option to transfer else later on!

          • Testimony
            1981-1984

            Lots of '80's fun and some learning in between!

            I thoroughly enjoyed my time at VIU (formerly Malaspina college). It was full of kids like me trying to figure out what they wanted to do, and the staff understood that. While I don't remember all of it for obvious reasons, I do smile when I look back at what I do. Thanks for the memories VIU ;-)

          • Testimony
            2005-2011, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

            Vancouver Island University is a prized and cherished community!

            At VIU you were valued as a student, an academic, a community member, and a person. With small class sizes and dedicated faculty as well as staff, this university drew a unique crowd of progressively skilled and motivated intellectuals!