University Canada West's Undergraduate Programs Receive Unconditional Renewal by Ministry of Advanced Education

27 Jan, 2016, 06:51 ET from University Canada West (UCW)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, January 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

On the recommendation of the Degree Quality Assessment Board (DQAB), University Canada West's (UCW) undergraduate programs were granted unconditional five-year consent by the Minister of Advanced Education. With this consent the University continues to offer its Bachelor of Commerce and the newly renamed Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication.  

"Thank you to the Minister and the Board for their reaffirmation and consent of UCW's undergraduate programs," said UCW Vice-President, Academic and Students, Dr. Brad O'Hara. "Our growing University continues to prosper and this consent from the Ministry further validates this. We're proud that intelligent and ambitious students from around the world can continue to enroll in our undergraduate programs and work towards their dreams."

Representatives of the Board conducted an extensive review of the two undergraduate degrees and determined that "UCW programs met or exceeded the learning outcomes specified" without condition. To better reflect the mission of the institution and the evolution of the degree program, the Board also recommended that UCW modify the name of its Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication to a Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication. This change is effective immediately and in making this change UCW becomes the only university in British Columbia to offer this degree.

DQAB's role is to oversee the quality assurance process for degree level education in British Columbia, as an independent advisory board appointed by the Minister of Advanced Education.

University Canada West (UCW) delivers programs that provide students with the applied and theoretical basis for success in the workplace and future academic endeavours. Established in 2004, UCW continues to offer quality education with courses that transfer broadly into the public education system. Courses are offered at UCW's downtown Vancouver campus and online. For more information visit http://www.ucanwest.ca.

SOURCE University Canada West (UCW)