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Arts and Science Studies, Diploma

The Diploma in Arts and Science Studies allows you to design your own full- or part-time program.

Program at a glance

Credential

Diploma

Area of Study

Arts & Humanities

Natural Sciences

University Transfer

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

2 years

At a glance image

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Explore arts and science

Start in September, January or May

Education is a voyage. 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

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

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.

What you'll learn

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

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

Program outline

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.

Tuition and fees

Estimated tuition fees

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

Arts and Science Studies, Diploma

$7,057* (domestic)
$31,080** (international)

Arts and Science Studies, Diploma, Internship designation 

$7,845* (domestic)
$32,680** (international)

Arts and Science Studies, Diploma, Co-op designation

$8,509* (domestic)
$34,280** (international)

*Figures are approximate. Tuition estimates are for the entire program. Tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

**International tuition estimates are for the entire program.

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:

  • 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 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