Each year, Capilano University's kálax-ay Sunshine Coast campus offers a flexible suite of first-year university courses called First-Year Experience, which allow you to earn credits toward a university degree while you explore a variety of subjects.

As a first-year student taking part in our cross-disciplinary curriculum, you will gain practical experience in research as well as creative and critical thinking that will lay the foundation for your future academic and career success.

Classes combine flexible online and mixed-mode learning and work-integrated learning opportunities with local organizations. You'll apply your academic knowledge to real-world working situations and draw on these experiences in your course work. When you complete your courses, you will be connected, informed and ready to thrive in your community.

Courses can be applied to CapU programs, and most transfer to other post-secondary institutions in B.C. Take just one course or take them all!

Spring 2022 courses

  • ANTH 121 – Introduction to Social Anthropology
  • ANTH 123 – Introduction to Archaeology
  • BADM 102 - Quantitative Methods
  • BADM 123 - Business Computing Basics
  • BADM 161 - Introduction to Marketing
  • CMNS 185 - Presentation Skills for Public Speaking
  • CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology
  • ENGL 100 - University Writing Strategies
  • GEOG 101 – Environmental Geography
  • PSYC 100 – Introduction to Psychology I
  • PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology II
  • SOC 100 – Social Structures
  • SOC 101 – Concepts and Theories of Sociology

How to apply

When applying online through EducationPlannerBC, be sure to select Arts-General as your program choice and Sunshine Coast as your campus choice.

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Sunshine Coast Campus

604 986 1911, ext. 5901
Sunshine Coast Campus

kálax-ay | the Sunshine Coast Campus of Capilano University
Box 1609, 5627 Inlet Avenue
Sechelt, BC
V0N 3A0