Programs and courses

The South-Central Campus offers three undergraduate programs:

Additionally, UNBC offers First Nations certificate programs in locations across the South-Central region in northern British Columbia and several graduate programs, which are available for distance learning.

The South-Central campus provides programming in a variety of formats. Students are able to complete their studies through face-to-face, audio conference, video conference, and online formats. Please contact the regional office in Quesnel for more information regarding the availability and format of these programs.

Undergraduate programs at UNBC

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

Designed to meet the needs of northern, rural and First Nations communities, the Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program (NCBNP) in Quesnel focuses on nursing practice in the North. In Quesnel, NCBNP is offered collaboratively by UNBC and the College of New Caledonia (CNC). Students take their first two years with CNC and their second two years with UNBC. The integrated program of studies leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), awarded by UNBC. Graduates are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) and to apply for registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). The NCBNP is a four-year degree program and consists of 136 credits with 95 required credits in nursing.

Contact information

Kathleen Wrath, Senior Lab Instructor and Coordinator

Colleen Norish, Academic Advising

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

This program focuses on Social Work in northern and remote areas, aboriginal and cross cultural issues, women and human services, and community practice and research. Students may take the majority of their lower division courses from the College of New Caledonia (CNC), as well as UNBC, prior to entry into the program. The Regional BSW Program in Quesnel is delivered part-time over two and a half years and has the same eligibility requirements and admission process as for those applying to the BSW Program at UNBC's Prince George campus.

The program typically admits a new group of students every two years. The next intake for the Bachelor of Social Work at the South-Central campus is September 2024.

Contact information

Heather Peters, Associate Professor

April Tod, Academic Advising

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Offered regionally in Quesnel, UNBC’s Bachelor of Education (BEd) is a five-semester, post-baccalaureate professional degree that provides students with the fundamental knowledge, skills, and introductory work experience to pursue a career as an educator. Graduating candidates earn a BEd with the academic qualifications to apply for professional certification from the BC Teachers’ Council. The BEd program in Quesnel offers the Elementary Years stream, which prepares teacher candidates to work with the unique learning needs of children who are beginning their school years. Successful applicants to the Elementary Years stream join a cohort of teacher candidates that normally begin and finish their program together.

The program typically admits a new group of students every two years. The next intake for the Bachelor of Education at the South-Central campus is September 2023. 

Contact information

Melanie Baerg, Lecturer

Carol Faust-Kitchenham, Academic Advising

First Nations certificate programs

UNBC First Nations certificate programs have previously been offered in Quesnel, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, and Williams Lake. For information on the current availability of these programs, contact the South-Central Office at

Graduate programs

There are several graduate programs available by distance option: Disability Management (MA), Education - Special Education (MEd), Nursing - Thesis or Project Stream (MScN), and Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MScN: FNP). The majority of the graduate programs are offered at the Prince George campus, however, occasionally there are graduate program offerings in the South-Central region. Stay tuned for future information if there are in-person graduate offerings at the South-Central campus.

Delivery methods

UNBC offers courses at all of its campuses using a variety of delivery methods. With the exception of web courses, these classes have regularly scheduled meeting times. Schedules are available from your Regional campus or online.


In this method, the students and the instructor are present in the same classroom, with regularly scheduled meeting times and locations. Some face to face courses are scheduled in intensive sessions. (one week or alternating weekends, etc.) 


Audio-conferencing uses interactive telephone connections between classrooms at two or more campuses, with the instructor located at one of these campuses. Audio-conference classes are scheduled at regular meeting times and may be supplemented with handouts and/or site visits. See the Delivery of Assignments section for information on sending assignments to your professor. Audio-conference courses will indicate "Audio/Video" as the Schedule Type in the online listings.

Online (Moodle)

Students enrolled in web-based courses will obtain their course materials, give presentations, participate in class discussions and submit assignments online. These classes require students to have access to a computer with an Internet connection. Students should be registered at least two weeks before classes start in order to receive important information required to access these courses. Textbooks can be purchased through the UNBC Bookstore via credit card and shipped via courier to the student. Online courses will indicate "World Wide Web" as the Schedule Type in the online listings

To gain access to the web courses you have registered in, please refer to the Moodle Computer Accounts or call Distance Education toll-free at 1-888-440-3440 for more information.

Technical requirements

If you have questions regarding the suitability of your computer or internet connection for web courses, please contact the project leader for the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology through Distance Education at 1-888-440-3440.

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