Associate of Arts


Alexander College

Burnaby, Canada

About Course

Key information
: 2 Year
Study Type
: Full Time
Exam Accepted
: IELTS 6.0/9 | TOEFL 80/120 | PTE 60/90
Exam Intake
: Jan | Sep
Program Taught language
: English
: On Campus
Conditional Scholarship
: NA
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  • 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.
  • The Associate of Arts Degree is a two-year undergraduate degree offered by many institutions in the province of British Columbia and beyond. The Associate Degree program is designed to provide broad-based knowledge and experiences in preparation for entering the workforce, or as a foundation for further undergraduate study.

    For full program description, requirements, and policies, see the Academic Calendar.

  • 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.

    What jobs can you get with an Associate of Arts Degree? With an Associate of Arts Degree, students can seek entry-level employment in business, education, not-for-profit, or government services.

    Examples of positions in these sectors include, but are not limited to:

    Administrative Assistant

    Customer Support or Service Representative

    Assistant Retail Manager

    Marketing Assistant

    Bank Teller

    Sales Associate

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Entry Requirement

  • Applicant must be high school passed.

Application Process

  • The Associate of Arts degree program consists of the following course requirements, which must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.

    I. 6 credits in first-year English

    II. 9 credits in science which shall include at least:

  • 3 credits in mathematics, computer science or statistics (statistics courses taught in subject areas of commerce and psychology may also be used)
  • 3 credits in a laboratory science
  • III. 36 credits in arts which shall include:

  • 6 credits in the social sciences
  • 6 credits in humanities other than English
  • 24 additional credits in arts, 18 of which must be taken at the second-year level in two or more subject areas
  • IV. 9 credits in arts, science, or other areas

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