General Arts, Associate of Arts Degree

Build the program that interests you by choosing courses that fit your educational goals. The General Arts program is a flexible, two-year grounding in the arts. Earn a general degree or choose to specialize in English, economics, social work or psychology.

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Program at a glance

Credential

Associate Degree

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Open to International

Yes

Area of study

Arts & Humanities

Length

2 years

Explore a wide variety of subjects

Hundreds of courses in over 40 different subjects let you tailor your degree based on your interests and educational goals.
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A broad education, a solid foundation

Start in September, January or May

This two-year, 20-course program will give you a well-rounded foundation in the general arts.

 

Build the program based on your interests and educational goals

A General Arts program gives you the flexibility to choose your own courses and chart your own academic path.

Choose from hundreds of courses in over 40 different subject areas and check out current and upcoming classes using the myCamosun Course Catalogue.

What's an Associate Degree?

An associate degree (AD) is designed to provide an educational experience that lays a solid foundation for further study. It is a two-year academic program made up of 20 university-level courses that can be used towards earning a bachelor's degree at Camosun or transferred into a University program

Begin your university degree

If your goal is to complete a four-year degree in arts, science, education business or commerce, you may be able to complete half of it at Camosun wheretuition costs are about 30% lower than BC universities.

This AD can also lead to a full block transfer to Royal Roads University's Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication program.

Small class sizes

Smaller class sizes mean more individual attention.

Program length 

The General Arts Associate of Arts Degree program provides some flexibility with course choices and scheduling, you can study full-time or part-time, and potentially year-round.

Career ready

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. This Associate Degree can lead to a full block transfer to Royal Roads University's Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication program.

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What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

Program outline

Discover topics of study 

Choose a specialization

If you wish to specialize in a discipline, we also have four other
Associate of Arts degrees to choose from.

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Tuition and Fees

Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

Estimated Tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

General Arts, Associate of Arts Degree

$7,230 (domestic)
$31,080 (international)

General Arts, Associate of Arts Degree, Internship designation 

$8,018 (domestic)
$32,680 (international)

General Arts, Associate of Arts Degree, Co-op designation

$8,682 (domestic)
$34,280 (international)

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

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:

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

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Contact us

If you have admissions questions contact us today!

If you have questions about what you can expect to learn in your classes contact artsci@camosun.ca or the program chair. 

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For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Contact information

School of Arts & Science

Campus location

Fisher 104

Location link

Lansdowne Campus

250-370-3298

artsci@camosun.ca

 

International students please contact Camosun International