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Liberal Arts – Diploma

Program Details

Length: 2 years

Total Credits: 60

Intake Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring

Campus: Castlegar

Student Loans: This program is eligible for Student Loans - details here

Credential Received

Diploma in Liberal Arts

Overview

Program Summary

Explore the possibilities.

You can choose from over 100 fully transferable university courses in arts and sciences to match your interests and degree path.

You can take one course at a time or select a full two years’ worth of credits to transfer directly into three- and four-year university degree programs within BC, Canada and abroad.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of an Associate of Arts or Liberal Arts Diploma program, learners will be able to:

  • explain terms, concepts, and theories of the discipline(s).
  • read, write, and communicate effectively and creatively across academic disciplines.
  • ask informed questions to deepen the level of enquiry.
  • use quantitative and qualitative evidence to support claims.
  • research and analyze evidence from scholarly and professional publications.
  • synthesize and summarize literature and data.
  • demonstrate developing critical, creative thinking, and problem solving skills.
  • use current and emerging technology.
  • demonstrate collaborative skills in a multi-cultural environment.
  • conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner in an academic environment.

Program Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements to Selkirk College, applicants to the University Arts and Sciences program must meet the following requirements to be considered fully qualified:

  • Minimum grade of 66% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples or equivalent. Students who do not meet this requirement must write the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test and achieve a minimum of level 4 to attain equivalency.

Additional Requirements

  • Students whose first language is not English must fulfill the College’s English language proficiency requirement. See Policy 8611: Admissions.
  • Mature students must meet the English 12 requirement.
  • If you are a student who lacks the admission requirements, you may still gain entry to the program by taking a combination of Academic upgrading and university courses in your first year. This may extend the length of your program.

Program Courses

Term 1

Required Courses

ENGL 110English Composition

3.00

Elective Courses

The following is a suggested selection of courses. Students are advised to meet with a Selkirk College counsellor to discuss course options.

Take four (4) general elective 100-level courses.

See the UAS table of available courses.

Term 2

Required Courses

ENGL 111Introduction To Literature

3.00

Elective Courses

The following is a suggested selection of courses. Students are advised to meet with a Selkirk College counsellor to discuss course options.

Take four general elective 100-level courses.

See the UAS table of available courses.

Term 3

Elective Courses

The following is a suggested selection of courses. Students are advised to meet with a Selkirk College counsellor to discuss course options.

Take five (5) general elective courses that meet the Graduation Requirements

See the UAS table of available courses.

Term 4

Elective Courses

The following is a suggested selection of courses. Students are advised to meet with a Selkirk College counsellor to discuss course options.

Take five (5) general elective courses that meet the Graduation Requirements

See the UAS table of available courses.