Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts

Bachelor degree
24 months
Application deadlines: open enrollment
Processing time: 0 days
Application fee: CA$200
Intakes: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
International tuition: CA$17,400
Domestic tuition: CA$8,550

Program overview

Students within the Associate of Arts Degree program will gain multi-disciplinary knowledge in the faculties of arts, humanities, and social sciences, and develop their critical thinking and research skills. The program provides a comprehensive learning experience that also allows students to customize their coursework in order to focus on an area of personal interest. The Associate of Arts Degree is a foundational degree consisting of 60 credits in total, typically completed over a two-year period. Program requirements include a minimum of 36 credits in arts, including 18 credits in arts at the second-year level taken in two or more subject areas, such as psychology, economics, Asian studies, philosophy, history, and sociology. Upon completion of the Associate of Arts Degree program, students may choose to enter the workforce or to continue their undergraduate studies. An Associate of Arts Degree may be transferrable to the third year of a four-year bachelor’s degree program at a university. Some BC universities also admit Associate Degree graduates at a reduced GPA requirement. Some BC universities also admit Associate Degree graduates at a reduced GPA requirement. International students completing the Associate of Arts Degree program at Alexander College are also eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE

Completion of Secondary Education (12 years, or equivalent) or mature student admission
(BC secondary program (Grade 12) or equivalent, the A.B.E. (Adult Basic Education) Program, or G.E.D. (General Educational Development) Testing Program, or mature student status • BC ENGL 12 with a minimum grade of C, or equivalent);

Academic and/or GPA requirements specific to individual programs, if applicable;
Demonstrated proficiency in the English language;
Canadian Citizenship or legal authorization to study in Canada (e.g., permanent residency or study permit);
Minimum age of 16 years, as of the first day of classes

Career opportunities

Arts education provides students with the flexibility to explore a range of academic interests, and makes possible a variety of career opportunities. The degree can also qualify graduates for positions that demand greater responsibility than those achievable with a high school diploma.

Campus location

Vancouver , Canada

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