Thinking about university but not quite ready to leave your friends and family, or get lost in the crowd and share classrooms with 200 people? You can take your first year (and sometimes more) of almost any University of Regina or University of Saskatchewan program right here at Great Plains College. Many courses are offered face-to-face (with under 35 people per class), while others are live streamed or delivered online.
The University program offers specific, first-year options for a degree in Agriculture, Arts and Science, Education and Nursing (Pre-Nursing). The full University of Regina Social Work degree and Liberal Arts Certificate are also available at Swift Current Campus.
Students accepted into the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture and Bioresources can take their first year of study with concentrations in agricultural biology, agricultural economics, agronomy, animal science, applied plant ecology, crop science, environmental science, food and bioproduct science, horticulture science, and soil science. Students at Great Plains College will benefit from the campus’ proximity to the Swift Current Research Development Centre, a leading agriculture research facility.
Arts & Science
The first year provides you with the opportunity to take a variety of courses needed to pursue the degree of your choice. You can also keep your options open and take the time to identify program areas that interest you. Student advisers will work with you to help select classes that meet general degree requirements. That way, when you are ready to choose a major or program you will likely have the prerequisites in place.
Students accepted into the University of Regina’s Elementary or Middle Years programs can complete their first year at Great Plains College. University of Saskatchewan and Secondary Education students can also take courses toward their program as full-time or part-time students. An adviser will assist you with course selection to fit your Education program.
Students interested in obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Saskatchewan can take their first year, 30 credit hours, of pre-professional Arts and Science courses at Great Plains College.
When you are selecting courses, you are encouraged to consult with a student adviser at Great Plains College. You are responsible for registering for the appropriate courses. All face-to-face classes take place at the Swift Current Campus and are subject to change. Please view the course listing for sample course options.
Online and live streamed classes are also available in Swift Current.
Please note you must apply to your university of choice as well as Great Plains College.
Contact a Great Plains College student adviser. They will work with you to apply to the University of Regina or University of Saskatchewan and select the appropriate course load.
Academic advising is designed to help you understand your academic options and to build the degree program tailored to your particular interests and goals. The student advisers at Great Plains College can provide advice based on the information available at the time of the session. The final decision to register in classes is your responsibility. You must register for the appropriate course sections in order to take University programming at Great Plains College.
University courses at Great Plains College enable you to:
- Take the first year of a degree in Agriculture, Arts and Science, Education, Pre-Nursing and more
- Enrol in various pre-professional programs
- Enrol in courses to transfer to Business or Kinesiology
- Transfer credits between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan or to other post-secondary institutions (transferability of courses should always be confirmed prior to registration)
- Complete a degree in Social Work right at Swift Current Campus
Take your first year of university through Great Plains College and you’ll be eligible for scholarships from your university of study as well as from Great Plains College. Students must be taking a full-time course load that is student loan-eligible to qualify for scholarship consideration at Great Plains College.
Apply as a full-time student before April 30, you may be eligible for a $500 – $5,000 Entrance Scholarship. Apply before June 30, if you are in Grade 11 and have a 70% average, you are eligible for a $1,000 Early Entrance Award.