Program at a glance
Area of Study
Co-op / internship
Open to International
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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.
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.
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.
Estimated tuition* (including optional work terms)
Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.
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
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.
- 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.
Our Teaching Staff
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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Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.