Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

CURRICULUM

The Associate of Arts Degree requires the successful completion of a minimum 60 credits that have assigned or unassigned credit at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, or the University of Northern British Columbia.

Within the minimum 60 credits, students must complete:
  1. 6 credits in first-year English;
  2. 36 credits in Arts (including a minimum of 18 credits in Arts at the second-year level taken in two or more subject areas) which must 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;
  3. 9 credits in Science which shall include at least:
    1. 3 credits in Mathematics or Computing Science or Statistics;
    2. 3 credits in a laboratory science;
  4. 9 credits of first- or second-year courses (Students may include university-transfer credit from career program and Human Kinetics and Recreation courses); and
  5. a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

No course may be used to meet more than one of the specific requirements.

In addition to the regular Associate of Arts Degree (Arts - General), Langara College offers Associate of Arts Degrees in the following concentrations:

ASSOCIATE DEGREE DEFINITIONS

First-year and Second-year Courses

  • A first-year course is defined as a course which has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at the 100-level at UBC, SFU, UVic or UNBC.
  • A second-year course is defined as a course which has assigned or unassigned transfer credit at the 200 level or higher at UBC, SFU, UVic or UNBC.
  • An arts course is defined to be any first- or second-year course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate of Arts degree at UBC, SFU, UVic or UNBC.
  • A science course is defined to be any first or second-year course in a subject area for which there is a Baccalaureate of Science degree or Baccalaureate of Applied Science degree at UBC, SFU, UVic or UNBC. A laboratory science is one in which a substantial component of student instruction involves the study of natural phenomena.

Courses Credits

Program Notes:

  1. A link to course attribute information can be found in the course description.
  2. A small number of courses cannot be used towards a Langara credential. These courses include ENGL 1106, ENGL 1107, ENGL 1108, ENGL 1110, ENGL 1120, ENGL1121, MATH 1100, MATH 1101, and MATH 1150. COOP and EXPE courses may only be used to meet co-operative education and work experience requirements. Students can refer to the course descriptions for further information.

Students are assessed for graduation based on the semester that they started their program. For more resources, please visit:

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