Capilano University

Capilano University Canada is a teaching-focused university offering a wide range of programs and services that enable students to succeed in their current studies, in their ongoing education, in their chosen careers, in their lifelong pursuit of knowledge, and in their contribution as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing and diverse global community.

General Information

Capilano University Canada has earned an international reputation for quality teaching, programs and services. We strive to instill the knowledge, skills, motivation and attitudes that will enable our students to become independent thinkers and learners, and to contribute effectively in a rapidly changing world.

Capilano is well known for providing a solid academic foundation and is committed to developing new and innovative programs in response to market demand. We offer a complete range of preparatory courses, arts and sciences courses, business and management studies, creative and applied arts programs, health and human services programs, plus a range of services in support of student learning and success. Credentials awarded include bachelor degrees, associate degrees, post-baccalaureate diplomas, advanced diplomas, certificates and statements of completion.

Our main campus is in North Vancouver, located in a natural environment on the slopes of the North Shore and only a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. The beauty of the campus and the quality of education attract students from around the world. Capilano University also has regional campuses in Squamish and Sechelt that serve the communities of Howe Sound and the Sunshine Coast. The total number of students enrolled in credit programs totals approximately 7,500. An additional 7,000 students register in non-credit courses each year.

At Capilano University, students are safe, comfortable and challenged, and find the individual attention that can make a difference to their achievements. It is our goal to ensure that our students come first — not only at Capilano, but in all of their pursuits.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Capilano has a growing number of degree programs in various disciplines, including the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behaviour Analysis – Autism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Care and Education
  • Bachelor of Legal Studies (Paralegal)
  • Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts
  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies
  • Bachelor of Music Therapy
  • Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management
  • Associate of Science (New)

Graduate Programs

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (Autism) post baccalaureate diploma
  • International Management graduate diploma and an opportunity for advanced entry onto the Master of Science (MSc) International Business at University of Hertfordshire.
  • Early Childhood Care and Education post baccalaureate diploma
  • North American and International Management graduate diploma
  • North American Business Management post baccalaureate diploma
  • North American Business Management Applied post baccalaureate diploma

Career and Employment-Oriented Programs

Capilano offers a variety of employment-oriented programs leading to certificates, diplomas and degrees. These are constantly reviewed to ensure that you are taught the latest techniques and skills required in today’s workplace. Advisory committees, composed of business and community leaders and employers, review and recommend the content of all career and vocational programs.