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Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, we offer bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and citations, as well as post-degree diplomas and certificates. Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as house of teachings, a name given to us by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.
Langara is one of BC’s leading undergraduate institutions providing University Studies, Career Studies, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to more than 21,000 students annually.
100 West 49th Ave.,
100 West 49th Ave.
Located on 49th Avenue in Vancouver between Main Street and Cambie Street, most Langara programs and courses are held at the main campus. Our beautiful campus is located along the Ontario bike lane and just a few minutes walk from Langara-49th Ave SkyTrain station.
Several major bus routes with frequent service stop at Langara College:
- Canada Line Skytrain – Langara-49th Station (Cambie St. & 49th Ave.)
- #49 – Metrotown Station/UBC bus
- #15 – Cambie St./Downtown bus
- #3 – Main/Downtown bus
- Bachelor's Degree
- Associate Degree
- Diplomas: 2-3 Years
- Post-Degree / Post-Graduate Diplomas
- Certificates: 1 Year or Less
- Continuing Education
Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary science dealing with the application of computer science and information technology to biological information in order to solve complex biological problems. The
four-year bachelor's degree program at Langara provides students with strong knowledge of computer science and biology and gives students the bioinformatics skills necessary to pursue career opportunities in the field.
Diploma in Gerontology
This interdisciplinary program is your gateway to a career in the health and social service sector as a Social Service Worker providing a range of services in the community for older adults and their families.
Combining theory with practice, you will gain specialized knowledge and skills to work with individuals, families, and communities to promote health and resilience throughout the aging process. This program prepares you for employment in the field of gerontology within a wide range of service settings such as: health and wellness, education, recreation, community support, advocacy, residential and palliative care. The gerontology service sector has expressed resounding support for the program and hiring graduates in the future.
Diploma in Journalism
Langara's Journalism program prepares students for exciting careers in the media and related fields. It is the only comprehensive multi-platform journalism school in the province that focuses on hands-on skill development to encompass every job in the field. This program is for independent-minded, adventurous and engaged individuals who want to know how and why to do outstanding journalism and reporting. Many courses are university-transferable, which means pathways to further educational opportunities.
Info on All Programs
Study Abroad Opportunities
Combine studies and experience with the excitement of travel. Our Exchange and Field School programs allow you to choose credit or non-credit, a range of durations, and a wide assortment of destinations.
Study Abroad Info
Basic Admissions Requirements
The academic requirements for admission to Langara can be met by successful completion of a BC secondary program (Grade 12) or the equivalent; OR be at least 19 years of age by the first day of the first semester of attendance; OR successful completion of an A.B.E. (Adult Basic Education) or G.E.D. (General Educational Development) program. BC students in Grade 12 who have demonstrated academic excellence may apply for limited admission to university-transfer or open career courses while attending secondary school. In addition to the basic academic requirements, applicants must also meet an English Language Proficiency requirement (ELP). For more information on ELP requirements, please visit this page.
IB and AP Credits
Students who have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or have passed an Advanced Placement (AP) Examination administered by the College Entrance Examination Board may be eligible for college credit. Please refer to the BC Transfer Guide or contact Registrar and Enrolment Services for further information.
English Proficiency Requirements
Effective January 2021 Langara College has moved to create a more streamlined and consistent admissions requirement and English Language Proficiency (ELP) structure for associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and citation programs with Categories 1, 2, and 3.
Applications open October 1st and depending on the program, may remain open until the program is full. Business, Nursing and Engineering programs have May deadlines.
$40 for domestic applicants and $155 for international applicants, payable by credit card online.
How to Apply
Apply online through the Education Planner BC website.
Admissions Contact Email
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The neighbourhoods surrounding Langara College offer many rental housing options for students. Langara does not offer on-campus residence-style accommodations.
International Student Info
Langara College welcomes students from all over the world and our passionate International Education team supports and values each international student as an individual. As Canada’s premier University Transfer (UT) institution, Langara allows students to begin their university studies at a college (2 years) before transferring to a university to complete their degree (2 years). With 90+ programs and more than 1,000 courses to choose from, Langara also offers one of Canada’s best ESL programs and lower tuition rates than university.