University of the Western Cape Courses

University of the Western Cape Courses

Programs

University of the Western Cape Courses, Western offers more than 400 different specializations, majors and minors at the undergraduate level. You can choose from 17 different undergraduate degrees, three different degree types, (Honors Bachelor, four-year Bachelor, three-year Bachelor degrees) and within those Honors Specializations, Specializations, Majors and Minor modules.

We offer programs that are modular in nature such as those in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities, Science and Social Science, and others which are typically more structured such as Engineering and Nursing. Western’s modular undergraduate degree structure gives you incredible flexibility and allows you to broaden your area of study by combining programs from different faculties, schools and departments in many cases. We also offer a wide range of combined and concurrent degrees including; Engineering and Business; Kinesiology and Foods and Nutrition; Media Information & Technoculture and Law; just to name a few.

With more than 2,000 courses to choose from in first year alone, there is something for everyone at Western.

First-Entry Programs

Arts & Humanities StudentsArts & Humanities

Study in a Faculty with one of the lowest student-to-faculty ratios in Canada. This means more personalized attention from our world-class professors and researchers. Our students have access to countless opportunities for research, conferences and experiential learning.
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Male and female studentEngineering

Acquire the skills and knowledge you need to become a Professional Engineer. Define your academic experience in flexible and exciting ways, creating paths of study tailored to your individual interests and aspirations.
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Health Sciences studentHealth Sciences

Develop an appreciation for the world’s emerging health issues and be inspired to think globally and strategically to create innovative solutions while earning a Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) degree.
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Male and female studentKinesiology

Become a leader in your field with a balanced approach to Kinesiology that allows you to focus on areas such as human movement and rehabilitation, fitness and exercise, sport management and the cultural impact of sport.
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Students in simulated clinical education suiteNursing

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a Registered Nurse through theory courses, professional practice, case-based learning and simulated clinical education.
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Students with iPad taking a selfie Information & Media Studies

Learn to be aware of the often-hidden forces shaping your environment and discover ways you can teak control of your media landscape and drive change – all through the lens of media and information studies.
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Become part of a close-knit community of students, faculty and staff. The Don Wright Faculty of Music is perfectly sized to contribute to a family-like learning environment while offering an exceptional range of musical and academic options, starting with a common first year.
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Science students on a field tripScience

Develop expertise in experimental design and a strong foundation in data analysis in our first-year labs. Cultivate critical-thinking and communications skills with group projects, undergraduate conferences, field courses across the globe or  in virtual field trips across the ether.
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Medical Science students in labMedical Sciences

Focus on understanding normal human health, structure and function, the causes and progression of disease and illness, mechanisms of current treatment and the search for cures. You may choose to specialize in one basic medical science discipline or study from an interdisciplinary perspective.
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Learn from world-renowned faculty members while participating in traditional programs as well as interdisciplinary programs that combine ideas from a number of related areas of study.
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Students in classDAN Management & Organizational Studies

Develop the skills you need to excel in a variety of areas including management, human resources, labour relations, financial services industry, accounting, aviation, consumer behavior and advertising.
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Second-Entry Programs

Some specialized programs at Western do not begin in first year and require two to four years of university study prior to entry. These include Business Administration, Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine and Social Work. These programs require certain university prerequisites, admission or aptitude tests, interviews and supplementary information depending on the program. Once admitted the length of study for second-entry professional undergraduate programs may take anywhere from one to four years of additional university study depending on the program.

Ivey studentsIvey Business School

Ivey is recognized as one of the top business management schools in Canada and around the world. Ivey’s Honors Business Administration (HBA) degree gives you an unmatched combination of academic excellence and outstanding opportunity. Through the unique Ivey HBA Program experience, you will not only learn what every manager needs to know – you will also develop the confidence, expertise and skills to take your career wherever you want it to go. You can apply for conditional admission to Ivey during your last year of secondary school as part of the Ivey Advanced Entry Opportunity.
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Schulich studentsSchulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has educated generations of physicians, dentists, scholars and scientists whose collective work has transformed the practice of medicine and dentistry, here in Canada and around the world. The School is recognized as a world leader in education and research, and for the development of unique academic, public and professional partnerships. With more than 2,000 working faculty members within 21 departments, the School educates more than 3,000 students and learners, annually.
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Three female students with a male professor looking at a iPadFaculty of Education

Develop the habits of mind, hand and heart that define passionate teachers and leaders in education at a university that consistently offers one of Canada’s best student experiences. The two-year Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree has been designed to address current needs in education and prepare graduates to become educational leaders on a global scale.
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Law studentsWestern Law

Western Law has a proud tradition of producing great leaders in many fields. We form a collegial and dynamic community, committed to the success of our students and faculty. In addition to our challenging and innovative curriculum, you can participate in many clinical programs, advocacy competitions and intensive seminars, which will hone your legal reasoning and practical skills.
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Male and female student sitting outside talking to a male professorSchool of Social Work (King’s University College)

The mission of the School of Social work is to provide a learning environment characterized by excellence in social work education directed toward developing and fostering principled and competent professional practitioners, at both the beginning and advanced levels, who recognize the interrelatedness of human needs, social structures and oppressive conditions in their work with diverse populations.
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