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Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree prepares students for life as an educated person and lays a solid foundation for further study.

This two-year, 60-credit (20 courses) undergraduate program is equivalent to the first two years of a four-year degree in the Arts.

It prepares students to transfer to research or teaching universities to complete a bachelor’s degree or serves as a credential to enter the labour market. The AA degree is accepted for transfer into bachelor degree programs at University Canada West (UCW) and all British Columbia degree-granting institutions, provided other admission requirements are met.

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Key Facts

Program length:

2 years

Program Tuition Fees:(2022)

Number of courses 20

Domestic* : Cost per course $801
Total Tuition Fees $16,020
International: Cost per course $1,827

Total Tuition Fees $36,540 


Fall (October), Winter (January), Spring (April), Summer (July)



  • 1 Quantitative Science Course

  • 1 Lab Science Course

  • 1 Additional Science Course

  • 2 Humanities Courses

  • 2 Social Science Courses

  • 2 Arts Courses – any level

  • 6 Arts Courses – 200-level

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