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General Arts (Associate of Arts Degree)

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Total Credits: 60+
Credential: Associate of Arts Degree in General Arts
Program Code: ART.GENA.ADEG
CIP: 24.0101


Camosun College offers a two-year associate degree designed to help you pursue a general degree. Your associate degree will include a range of integrated courses, including sociology, psychology, women’s studies, Indigenous studies, social policy, and English. This program provides all the courses necessary to meet the admission requirements needed to apply to the Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Arts.

Opportunities for Academic Advancement

Graduates of the program may choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Arts or other Arts Degrees at Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, or another university. 


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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Communicate clearly, concisely and coherently in a style appropriate for the purpose, situation and audience.
    • Demonstrate effective written and oral communications.
  • Find, evaluate and appropriately use needed information.
    • Demonstrate computer and technological literacy.
    • Conduct research.
    • Use evaluative and interpretive skills.
  • Analyze complex information appropriate to an area of concentration or discipline.
    • Display advanced reading comprehension.
    • Demonstrate ability to analyze, synthesize and integrate knowledge.
    • Apply theoretical understanding to practice.
  • Apply analytical reasoning to a variety of disciplinary applications.
    • Use logical, mathematical and scientific reasoning.
    • Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and analytical reasoning.
  • Adhere to academic standards through ethical scholarly practices.
    • Apply ethical scholarly practices.
  • Demonstrate effective behaviors and skills within a group working toward a common goal or purpose.
    • Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively


A student who earns an Associate Degree completes 20 courses, and each course must be transferable, in the year taken, to at least one BC Research University:

  • University of Victoria (UVic)
  • University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO)
  • University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)
  • Simon Fraser University (SFU)

Students should use the BC Transfer Guide to confirm transfer of each course taken.

Students planning to complete an Associate Degree in General Arts and then transfer to another institution should consult with an Academic Advisor at Camosun College for assistance with course planning.

English Requirements

All of:

  • Two (2) courses in first-year English   

Numeracy Requirements

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Breadth Requirements

All of:

Optional Program Credential Designation

Cooperative Education


A student who successfully completes ASDG 101  but does not complete ASDG 201  will not qualify for a Cooperative Education Designation; however, the student will qualify for an Internship Designation.


Additional Information

  • The course requirements for the Associate Degree program credential are mandated by the provincial government. Students must complete a total of 20 university transfer courses, and achieve an overall GPA of 2.0 (“C”), to obtain an Associate of Arts Degree. No course may be used to meet more than one of the specific requirements; 25% of the courses must be completed at Camosun College.

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