School of Athen by Raphael

VIU/North Island BA Partnership Program

The Partnership Difference

North Island College and Vancouver Island University formed in 1996 a partnership to offer the VIU Liberal Studies BA at the Comox Valley Campus. Students are admitted to, and upon completion receive a credential from, Vancouver Island University , but take classes at North Island College.

Requirements for a Major if taken at NIC

Students must complete 120 credits in all, fulfil all VIU's Institutional B.A. degree requirements, including the Degree English Requirement, except for the normal Residency Requirement, which is reduced from 60 credits of VIU courses to 42, provided 18 credits are taken at NIC.

Admission Process

Students must apply for admission to Vancouver Island University (see ) and (as early as possible in the year of intended entry) contact the Chair of the Liberal Studies Department for instructions on how to register in the courses offered at NIC. The current Chair is Maureen Okun: or 1-888-920-2221, ext. 2174.