If you are planning to study anthropology, biology, economics, English or sociology at NIC, there is a Flexible Pre-Major established to ensure you have met the lower level program requirements for your major prior to transfer into third year.
While the Flexible Pre-Major is intended to assist you in progression through a major, you should be aware of other majors, double majors, joint majors and minors in your prospective receiving institution. To ensure that you are on track with admission requirements at your chosen university, you should consult with an advisor at that institution.
You can complete the associate degree pathway at the same time, which recognizes successful completion of 60 credits of study, or approximately 20 courses. With full-time study, you can choose to complete an Associate of Arts
or an Associate of Science
degree within two academic years. Part-time study options are also available.
If you plan to transfer between BC post-secondary institutions in order to undertake a major (typically after the second year of study), a Flexible Pre-Major clarifies the transfer agreement and simplifies the process.
If you plan to attend a particular university and end up not doing so, completion of the Flexible Pre-Major for your chosen major will allow you to complete your major at another participating institution.
By working with NIC's educational advisors, you can develop a study plan which allows you to achieve both a flexible pre-major and an associate degree, which truly maximizes your opportunities at BC post-secondary institutions. Read more about Flexible Pre-Majors at BCCAT
Be competitive. Completion of the flexible pre-major does not guarantee acceptance into degree programs. Acceptance depends on your obtaining a competitive GPA and meeting any other admission requirements specified by the receiving institution.