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The Associate of Arts (AA) degree provides you with a broad foundation of knowledge. This 60-credit (20 course) program prepares you for additional post-secondary education or to enter directly into the workforce. The AA degree is accepted for transfer into bachelor degree programs at University Canada West (UCW) and all British Columbia degree-granting institutions provided other admission requirements are met.
The Associate of Arts program is an interdisciplinary set of courses designed to provide core skills in writing, communication, research and team performance. UCW Academic Advisors can help with your course selection to meet your post-secondary education goals.
NSO 098 - Student Orientation
Through this mandatory orientation students come to understand their academic expectations, requirements, and rights and responsibilities at University Canada West. Students learn how to access university services and systems that they need for success in their studies. Orientation includes practices of information literacy, academic integrity, critical thinking and academic writing.
Tier 1 University Foundation I
Tier 1 courses establish the basic university skills of research and writing while introducing you to a variety of disciplines and topics. Our experienced instructors will prepare you for continued academic success.
Two (2) first-year English courses (6 credits)
One (1) Science course (3 credits)
One (1) Mathematics or Computing Science course (3 credits)
Two (2) Humanities courses (6 credits)
Two (2) Social Science courses (6 credits)
Two (2) Arts elective courses (6 credits)
Tier 2 University Foundation II
Tier 2 courses build a broader academic exposure and deeper exploration in a variety of subject areas. You have the opportunity to further demonstrate critical thinking, analytical, quantitative and communication skills.
One (1) Lab Science course (3 credits)
Six (6) second-year Arts courses (18 credits)
Three (3) general electives (9 credits)
For a comprehensive list of all available courses, please refer to the Academic Calendar here
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