The Associate of Arts (Limited Enrolment) program is for students who will be coming to Douglas in the Fall semester, directly from secondary school. The program provides students with priority registration, allowing them greater access to the courses they need to complete the associate degree program. This limited enrolment program has specific admission requirements which can be viewed under the 'admissions' tab.
An Associate of Arts Degree is earned upon successful completion of 60 university-transferable credits. In most cases, the degree allows you to transfer to a university and enter the third year of a four-year bachelor's degree program. Many universities prefer candidates with an Associate Degree and will accept students at a lower grade point average. To earn a specialization with the Associate Degree, students must complete 18 or more credits (of the 60 credits required for the degree) in a given academic discipline, and at least nine of those 18 credits must be considered second-year courses. A specialized Associate of Arts Degree can lead into a Major or Minor Bachelor of Arts Degree program at a university.An Associate Degree with thematic focus is also available. Students complete the same 60 credits required for an Associate of Arts Degree, but select from courses that share a similar theme.
Specialty Associate of Arts Degrees:
Associate of Arts Degrees with Thematic Focus:
(Specializations are available and will be noted on the transcript and will not be noted on the credential)
An Associate of Arts Degree consists of 60 credits of university transfer courses that are selected from several areas of study.
The following are the general requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree at any B.C. college:
* English courses can include courses in written Communications (CMNS) and Creative Writing (CRWR) that transfer to one of the B.C. research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UVic or UNBC) as English credit. A maximum of 3 credits can come from such an equivalent; at least 3 credits must be earned in an actual ENGL course, so-named. For purposes of the Associate of Arts degree, English courses cannot be counted as Humanities courses.
** Arts courses are available in the Faculty of Languages, Literature, and Performing Arts, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. To confirm whether a course is designated as "humanities" or "social sciences", check the Associate of Arts Graduation Requirement Checklist. Courses in Economics and Mathematics also may be used as Arts electives toward an Associate of Arts Degree.
A course is defined by the subject for which it is granted transfer credit at one of the research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UNBC, or UVic).
For detailed information you should meet with an Academic Advisor.
Co-operative Education Option:
Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for a Co-operative Education designation. Co-operative Education involves alternating full-time academic and work terms. For information contact the Co-operative Education Office.
Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:
Note: Acceptable Grade 12 academic courses include: Pre-calculus 12; Calculus 12; Computer Science 12; Geometry 12; Statistics 12; English Literature 12; History 12; Geography 12; Geology 12; Physics 12; Chemistry 12; Biology 12; French 12; Spanish 12; German 12; Mandarin 12; Japanese 12; Punjabi 12.
Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.