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Associate of Arts Degree in General Arts
Associate of Arts Degree in General Arts

Associate of Arts Degree in General Arts

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  • Level:Associate Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

  • High School Graduation OR be 19 years old on the first day of classes

English requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall (no sub-score less than 6.0)

  • TOEFL iBT score of 78 overall (no sub-score less than 19)

  • PTE Academic score of 54 overall (no sub-score less than 50)

  • Cambridge Assessment of English: C1 Advanced score of 174 overall (no sub-score less than 169)

  • CAEL CE score of 60 overall (no sub-score less than 60)

  • GTEC CBT score of 1200 overall (minimum sub-scores: Reading 325; Writing 270; Speaking 260; Listening 335)

  • Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 105 for General Admission to most Certificate and Diploma programs, and Bachelor of Business Administration programs (exceptions: Nursing and certain other Health-related programs). Score of 115 for admission to Post-Degree programs (all majors) and Degree programs offered by Centre for Sport and Exercise Education.

Other requirements:

  • The course requirements for the Associate Degree program credential are mandated by the provincial government. You must complete a total of 20 university transfer courses, and achieve an overall GPA of 2.0 ("C"), to obtain an Associate of Arts Degree. No course may be used to meet more than one of the specific requirements; 25% of your courses must be completed at Camosun College.

Course Information

Well-rounded and academic

The flexible General Arts program offers you a two-year grounding in the arts. Build the program that interests you by choosing courses that fit your educational goals. You can also choose to specialize with five options within the Associate of Arts degree, including English, economics, social work or psychology.

What you'll learn

Camosun's General Arts associate degree program is offered by the School of Arts & Science. This two-year, 20-course program will give you a well-rounded education in the general arts.

As a graduate, you can choose to continue your studies with a bachelor's degree. You'll also be ready for any career that requires good communications skills and wide general knowledge. 

Work experience option

As an Associate Degree student, you can gain practical work experience through Co-op or an Internship. Work terms may be paid or unpaid, and are available after you've completed at least eight courses.

What to expect

Offered primarily at our Lansdowne campus, the Associate of Arts Degree in General Arts is a full-time two-year program that is also offered part-time and has a variety of course offerings. During your program, you can choose to take an optional internship or co-op work term.

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During your four academic terms, you will take 20 courses, including English, arts and science courses. You will have the flexibility to chart your own academic path.

 Years 1 and 2

  • Two of, First-year English, 2

  • Three of, Science courses, which include at least:

  • one course in Math, Computing Science or Statistics

  • one course in a Laboratory Science, 3

  • Twelve of, Arts courses, which include at least:

  • two courses in Social Science

  • two courses in Humanities

  • two courses in Arts at the first- or second-year level

  • six courses in Arts at the second-year level in two or more subject areas, 12

  • Three of, Electives in Arts, Science or other areas, 3

After you have completed at least eight courses, you can choose to complement your associate degree with a work term.

Co-op Options

In addition to regular program content, students pursuing the Co-op designation will be required to successfully complete two (2) Co-operative Work Experience courses:

  • All of, COOP WEP, Workplace Education, 0,

  • , ASDG 101*, Co-operative Work Experience 1, 4,

  • , ASDG 201, Co-operative Work Experience 2, 4,

Internship Options

In addition to regular program content, students pursuing the Internship designation will be required to complete a minimum of one (1) ASDG work experience course.

  • All of, COOP WEP, Workplace Education, 0,

  • , ASDG 102, Internship Work Experience 1, 4,

  • Optional, ASDG 202, Internship Work Experience 2, 4,

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