Associate Degrees

The Associate of Arts degree is a two-year degree program in which students take 60 credits in a variety of academic areas. It is approved to be offered in British Columbia by the Minister of Advanced Education and is recognized by many colleges and universities in North America and around the world.

General Requirements

Students must complete 60 semester credits in first and second year courses. These must include a minimum of 18 credits in Arts at the second-year level taken in two or more subject areas.

Specific Requirements

  1. 6 credits in first-year English; and
  2. 9 credits in Science which shall include at least:

    1. 3 credits in Mathematics, or Computing Science or Statistics (Statistics courses taught in subject areas such as Business, Commerce, Economics, Psychology, etc. may also be used to meet this requirement);
    2. 3 credits in a laboratory science, and
  3. 36 credits in Arts which shall include:

    1. 6 credits in the Social Sciences;
    2. 6 credits in Humanities (including the Creative and Performing Arts) other than English;
    3. 24 additional credits in Arts (18 of which must be at the second year level), and
  4. 9 credits in Arts, Science, or other areas.

The Associate of Arts degree is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students for work, citizenship, and an enriched life as an educated person, and to lay a solid foundation for further study.

Course Transfer

Individual courses can be transferred among BC colleges and universities provided that articulation agreements have been made between the institutions. Alexander College is continuously negotiating transfer agreements with the major universities in BC and with other colleges and universities around the world. Agreements made with BC colleges and universities are recorded in the BC Transfer Guide and can be viewed at: BC Transfer Guide .

If your goal is to take courses with the expectation of transferring credit to another college or university, our academic counsellors will be happy to assist you in creating an academic plan that makes the best use of Alexander College’s transfer agreements.