Associate Degree of Arts

The Associate Degree of Arts allows students to complete the first two years of a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree in small, dynamic classes, for affordable tuition. Students can choose a discipline emphasis for the Associate Degree of Arts in Communications; Crosscultural Studies; Economics; English; Environmental Studies; History; Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish); Philosophy; Philosophy, Politics & Economics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; or, Women’s Studies. The emphases are often designed to lead students on to a major in the discipline after they’ve transferred to university. Some departments have even developed flexible pre-majors which will help you choose the courses you need to take to transfer directly to the 3rd year at university.

Students can complete two years—60 credits—of study at Okanagan College and transfer these credits fully to any BC university or beyond. When you complete your BA, you will receive your degree credential from the university you’ve transferred to. Students can also choose to stay at the college and enter directly into the 3rd year of our Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. For more information on Associate Degrees and flexible pre-majors, visit the OC calendar description. To learn more about the BC transfer system, visit the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer website.

Associate Degree of Arts: English Emphasis

As a means of satisfying all of the requirements outlined above for an Associate Degree of Arts, students must complete specific English courses and satisfy a breadth requirement in 200-level Arts courses. Specifically, in addition to the Associate Degree of Arts requirements students must complete:

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