Graduation

Graduation occurs three times a year at Capilano University-in January, May and September. Convocation ceremonies are held in February and June.

Students who believe they will complete their program of study by the end of their current term of enrolment must submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed on the Graduation page. To apply for graduation please login to your student account through your myCapU account.

Students should be advised that for most credentials, 50% of the credit required must be completed at Capilano University. There might also be specific course(s) requirements and/or time restrictions. See specific programs for more information.

More information about graduation can be found in the Graduation Policy.

Minimum Requirements for GPA and Number of Credits for Graduation

Associate degrees are provincial credentials that must satisfy specific requirements. These requirements may be found in the BC Transfer Guide.

Grades for transfer credit, equivalence, and so forth, while given credit will not be counted toward the program CGPA. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to graduate with any of the credentials listed below. Some programs require a higher GPA. See specific program requirements.

Credential TypeCredits Required
Citation Minimum of six (6) credits.
Certificate Minimum of fifteen (15) credits.
Diploma Minimum of sixty (60) credits including six (6) credits of English (ENGL) and/or Communications (CMNS) courses.
Associate Degree Minimum of sixty (60) credits, and meets the requirements set out by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
Baccalaureate Degree Minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) credits in a defined program of study, including: Cap Core curriculum requirements; English 100 and an additional three (3) credits of English (ENGL) or Communications (CMNS) courses; three (3) credits in a Senate-approved quantitative/analytical course; twenty-four (24) credits outside of the major or degree program; forty-five (45) upper-level credits.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Minimum of fifteen (15) upper-level credits and completion of a baccalaureate degree that is normally in a different field of study.
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Minimum of thirty (30) upper-level credits, and completion of a baccalaureate degree that is normally in a different field of study.
Graduate Certificate Minimum of fifteen (15) graduate-level credits, and completion of a baccalaureate degree that is normally in a related subject area.
Graduate Diploma Minimum of thirty (30) graduate-level credits, and completion of a baccalaureate degree that is normally in the same field of study.
Master’s Degree Minimum of thirty (30) graduate-level credits, and completion of a baccalaureate degree with high academic standing.

 Requirements for Majors, Minors, Honours and Concentrations

TypeCredit Requirements
Minor Minimum of fifteen (15) upper-level credits within a defined area of study outside of a student’s honours, major or baccalaureate degree program.
Major Minimum of thirty (30) upper-level credits within a defined field of study.
Concentration Minimum of twelve (12) upper-level credits within a defined field of study in a student’s honours, major, baccalaureate degree program, or post-baccalaureate diploma.
Major-Minor Consists of the major requirements of one subject and the minor requirements of another subject within the framework of a single degree.
Double Minor Consists of the minor requirements of each of two subjects within the framework of a single degree.
Double Major Consists of the major requirements of each of two subjects within the framework of a single degree.
Joint Major Consists of a minimum of thirty (30) credits of upper-level study in the joint major subjects.
Honours Baccalaureate Consists of completion of the degree program or major requirements, a minimum of an additional six (6) credits of project-based research and/or an honours thesis, and an upper-level cumulative B+ grade average.

Approved Quantitative/Analytical Courses for Capilano University Degrees

Quantitative/Analytical courses are defined as courses which have either quantitative (numerical, geometric) or formal (deductive, probabilistic) reasoning as part of their primary subject matter, or make substantial use of such reasoning in practical problem solving, critical evaluation, or analysis. A Quantitative/Analytical course is a requirement of all University baccalaureate degrees as per Policy S2020-01.

The approved quantitative/analytical courses are as follows:

ABA 312 KINE 151
APSC 130  KINE 301 
APSC 140  KINE 302 
APSC 278  LBST 201 
ASTR 106  LBST 330 
ASTR 107  MATH 101 
ASTR 142  MATH 102 
BADM 102  MATH 105 
BADM 210  MATH 107 
BCPT 223 MATH 108
BIOL 110 MATH 109
BIOL 203 MATH 116
BIOL 208 MATH 123
BIOL 200 MATH 124
BIOL 214 MATH 126
BIOL 215 MATH 139
BFIN 141 MATH 152
BFIN 142 MATH 190
BFIN 193 MATH 200
BFIN 241 MATH 204
BFIN 244 MATH 205
BFIN 286 MATH 215
CHEM 101 MATH 224
CHEM 110 MATH 230
CHEM 111 MATH 231
CHEM 130 MATH 235
CHEM 154 MATH 300
CHEM 200 MATH 330
CHEM 201 MATH 336
CHEM 204 MATH 400
CHEM 205 MOPA 220
CHEM 206 MUS 109
CHEM 211 MT 462
CHEM 250 PHIL 110
CHEM 251 PHIL 120
CHEM 252 PHIL 202
CHEM 304 PHYS 203
CHEM 311 PHYS 104
CHEM 315 PHYS 108
CHEM 404 PHYS 110
CHEM 411 PHYS 111
CMNS 260 PHYS 112
COMM 290 with COMM 291 PHYS 113
COMM 291 with COMM 290 PHYS 114
COMM 293 PHYS 115
COMM 294 PHYS 116
COMP 101 PHYS 201
COMP 106 PHYS 210 with PHYS 211
COMP 107 PHYS 211 with PHYS 210
COMP 115 PHYS 218 with PHYS 210 & PHYS 211
COMP 120 PHYS 222
COMP 121 PHYS 300
COMP 126 PHYS 310
COMP 210 PSYC 212
COMP 211 PSYC 213
COMP 212 PSYC 412
COMP 215 PSYC 413
COMP 220 STAT 101
COMP 320 STAT 205
COMP 330 STAT 301
ECON 111 STAT 305
ECON 112 STAT 310
ECON 207 SCI 369
ECON 210 SCI 400
ECON 250 SCI 410
ECON 290 TXTL 290 OR TXTL 390
ECON 291 TOUR 116
GEOG 112 TOUR 125/216
GEOG 114 TOUR 316
GEOG 212 TOUR 325
GEOG 214 TOUR 350
HKIN 151