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ERIC Number: ED540825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8960-1936-9
Post-Baccalaureate Programs. Made in B.C.: A History of Postsecondary Education in British Columbia. Volume 7
Cowin, Bob
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This report describes programs that require a bachelor's degree, not necessarily in the same field, for entry to the program. They are equivalent to at least one semester of full-time study, with at least some of the instruction delivered face-to-face in British Columbia, Canada. Graduate programs, professional programs such as law and medicine, and post-baccalaureate diploma programs in public, not-for profit, and for-profit institutions are all within its scope. The paper touches on an extensive and representative sample of programs and institutions, but does not provide a complete inventory. The focus is on how programs were established, not on everything that has happened subsequently. Although a few graduate programs existed prior to 1945, postsecondary education in BC until then consisted mainly of undergraduate teaching institutions and various apprenticeship and articling opportunities. With the growth of research funding from the federal government, graduate education began expanding in the 1950s and, by the 1960s, doctoral education had become common. Professional programs had a more varied evolution, with some moving from training provided by the profession into the university and with many raising their entry qualifications to a bachelor's degree. The most recent post-baccalaureate developments have concerned post-degree certificates and diplomas. BC Public Institutions are appended. [For "Agencies and Organizations. Made in B.C.: A History of Postsecondary Education in British Columbia. Volume 6," see ED536089.]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada