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Arts and Science Studies, Diploma

Education is a voyage

Program at a glance



Area of Study

Arts & Humanities

Natural Sciences

University Transfer

Study options



Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International



2 years

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Explore arts and science

Start in September, January or May!

The Diploma in Arts and Science Studies allows you to design your own full- or part-time program. Discover your passions by taking courses from many disciplines, or concentrate on a particular subject area if you already have a specific educational goal in mind.

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Diploma to degree

The Diploma in Arts and Science Studies may lead you directly into a specific program or degree at another institution. If you are headed to UVic, you can complete your first two years of university study at Camosun. Our Academic Advising department can help you to choose the right courses for transfer into third-year studies at UVic or at many other institutions. This diploma can also lead to a full block transfer to Royal Roads University's Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication program.

If you decide not to pursue a degree, the Diploma in Arts and Science Studies is a useful addition to your résumé, as many employers look for successful completion of two years of post-secondary education. 

Work experience

During your Diploma in Arts and Science Studies, you can take a Co-op or Internship option to complement your studies.

You will gain practical work experience, which may be paid or unpaid, through either one four-month internship or two co-op work terms. You can take your work term after you have completed at least eight courses in the program.

An investment in your education

Invest in yourself! Two years at Camosun can prepare you for further post-secondary studies in a broad range of academic streams.

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Estimated tuition* (including optional work terms)

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$8,409 (domestic)

$33,520 (international)

Additional Student Fees

Scholarships, bursaries and awards

There are many financial resources to tap into while you are at college to help with your education and living costs. Apply for scholarships & awards that are specifically given to program students, as well as awards specific to the School of Arts and Science.

You may also want to visit Financial Aid & Awards for more information about funding.

Explore your educational interests

Chart your own course with the highly flexible Diploma in Arts and Science Studies. Choose a wide variety of courses, specialize in one area or take an optional work term to complement your education.

Years 1 and 2

To complete this diploma program, you will take a total of 20 courses at the 100-level or higher.

Optional work terms

After you have completed at least eight courses, you can choose to complement your diploma with two co-op work terms or an internship.

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September, January or May intake.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

  • C in English 11 
  • C in English 11 or Math 11 Camosun Alternative
  • C in Math 11 
  • C in MATH 073 
  • C in MATH 077 
  • C in MATH 137
  • C+ in MATH 072 
  • C+ in MATH 075 
  • C+ in MATH 135

For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

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Academic Calendar

Our Department Chairs

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.

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Brad Muir

Brad Muir (d.bradley muir)

Chair, Visual Arts

d.bradley muir is an artist whose practice focuses on contemporary photography, sculpture and installation. He holds a BFA with distinction from Conco ...

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Denise Iacobucci

Chair, Psychology

My career as a teaching professor embodies a love of life-long learning. My academic interests are focused around national and international experienc ...

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Peter Ove

Peter Ove

Chair, Social Sciences

Peter Ove has been teaching sociology since 2009. Apart from teaching at UVic and Camosun, Peter has also worked as a UN human settlements officer in ...

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Janice Shewey

Janice Shewey

Chair, Humanities

Janice Shewey joined the Humanities Department at Camosun College in 2011 after completing her MA in Hispanic Studies at the University of Victoria. H ...

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Kristine Kerins

Kristine Kerins

Chair, English

Kristine is a third generation lover of words. Her mother taught English and drama before becoming a librarian and curriculum coordinator, and her gra ...

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Patrick Montgomery

Patrick Montgomery

Chair, Math & Statistics

Patrick joined Camosun College in 2014, and is excited to play a part in the mathematical journey of our students. He started his education at the Uni ...

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Stephanie Ingraham

Stephanie Ingraham

Chair, Physics & Astronomy

Stephanie is an instructor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Camosun College. She is originally from Ontario, where she completed her unde ...

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John Lee

John Lee

Chair, Chemistry & Geoscience

My passion for teaching began at the University of Victoria in 2008 where I worked as a Sessional Instructor. I moved to Camosun College the following ...

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Kate Pettem

Chair, Biology

I have a bachelor's in biochemistry, PhD in neuroscience, graduate certificate in teaching in higher education…and a passion for sharing science with ...

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Emrys Prussin

Emrys Prussin

Chair - Environmental Technology

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David Visentin - Arts & Science/VCM

David Visentin

Chair, Music and Director Post-Secondary, VCM

David Visentin is widely known throughout Canada as a performer, conductor, pedagogue and arts administrator whose leadership and creative experience ...

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Lois Fernyhough

Lois Fernyhough

Chair, Communications

In addition to developing communications courses for the Communications department, Lois currently teaches CMNS 100 (Introduction to Communication), C ...

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Wendy Taylor

Chair, Criminal Justice

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Campus location

Camosun College Lansdowne
School of Arts & Science
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2

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International Admissions

International students please contact International Admissions