University Pathway

What kinds of programs are offered?

University offers degree programs that are theoretical in nature in the General Arts, Sciences and Business.

About 30% of secondary school students go to university.

What does University prepare you for?

University can lead to careers such as: teachers, engineers, doctors, accountants, computer programmers and lawyers.

How long does University take?

Students in university obtain bachelor degrees, masters degrees, and doctorate degrees, ranging from 3 – 10 years of study.

Universities also offer continuing education and certificate programs for specific occupations.

How much does it cost?

Most undergraduate programs range from $5,000 – $7,000 per year in university.

You may be interested in university if:

  • You enjoy abstract concepts associated with course material and academic/theoretical learning
  • You are able to complete much of your work independently
  • You have specific career goals in mind that require a university education

I’m ready to start drafting my university future!


The KPDSB offers a variety of pathway programs to help you draft your future as a university student:

Co-operative Education Program

Give yourself and edge over your peers with an in-depth and extensive work experience before university.
All About CO-OP

Dual Credit Programs

Take courses that provide a credit towards your OSSD as well as a credit in your university program, while still in high school.
All About Dual Credits

Specialist High Skills Major

A Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school.
All About SHSM