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Arts & Science Studies (Diploma)

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Total Credits: 60+
Credential: Diploma in Arts & Science Studies
Program Code: AS.DIP
CIP: 24.0199


This diploma allows students to design their own program within a full or part-time academic framework. This program suits students who are either very certain of their educational goals and have further studies in mind, or students who want to explore the potential of post-secondary education.  

To offer flexibility and options, yet still preserve academic structure, the Arts & Science Studies program gives students the choice of 20 (minimum 60 credits) 100-level or higher courses. A minimum of 14 (minimum 42 credits) of the courses must be from disciplines offered by the School of Arts & Science. The School of Arts & Science has a wide range of transferable courses to customize a program of study to meet students’ personal, academic, and career goals. Students are encouraged to consider adding the IST courses to the list of options in the program.


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Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Articulate a personal academic or career learning plan and the required steps necessary to achieve it.
  • Identify when information is needed and then find, evaluate, and appropriately utilize it.
  • Assess, evaluate, and process information appropriate to the area(s) of study.
  • Solve problems relevant to chosen disciplinary applications.
  • Learn to communicate in a style appropriate for the purpose, situation, and audience.


Note: only one of MATH 100  and MATH 108 , and only one of MATH 107  and MATH 115  may be applied to this credential.

Fall, Winter, and/or Summer Minimum Number of Courses Minimum Total Credits
Year 1:  100-level or higher UT courses 10 30
Year 2:  100-level or higher UT courses 10 30
Totals Required for Completion of A & S Studies 20 60

Each course must be transferable to at least one post-secondary college, institution, or university. Consult the British Columbia Council of Admissions and Transfer guide at

Optional Program Credential Designation

Cooperative Education


A student who successfully completes ASDP 101  but does not complete ASDP 201  will qualify for an Internship Designation instead of the Cooperative Education Designation.