The Associate of Arts from University Canada West provides you with a broad foundation of knowledge. This 60-credit (20 course) program prepares you for additional post-secondary education or to enter directly into the workforce.
The AA degree is accepted for transfer into bachelor degree programs at University Canada West (UCW) and all British Columbia degree-granting institutions provided other admission requirements are met at the end of the first tier.
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UCW students must fulfil the requirements listed in the Academic Calendar in order to be eligible to graduate. For full details about Graduation Eligibility, refer to the current Academic Calendar on UCW’s website.
Credit courses normally have an academic value of three (3) credits. Each credit is equivalent to 45 hours of student contact encompassing class time, on-line study, exams, and self (directed) study. This time does not include individual study and preparation time.
The Associate of Arts program is an interdisciplinary set of courses designed to provide core skills in writing, communication, and research and team performance. UCW Academic Advisors can help with your course selection to meet your post-secondary education goals.
Tier 1: University Foundation 1
Tier 1 courses establish the basic university skills of research and writing while introducing you to a variety of disciplines and topics.
Tier 2 University Foundation II
Tier 2 courses build a broader academic exposure and deeper exploration in a variety of subject areas. You have the opportunity to further demonstrate critical thinking, analytical, quantitative and communication skills.
All University Canada West degree programs are offered on campus and online. UCW is home to students from more than 34 countries around the globe.
Our new campus, Vancouver House, is located in one of the highest-profile developments in Vancouver’s recent history.
UCW Vancouver House will be able to accommodate more than 3,400 students with the first term in the new facility.
Our faculty are experienced in both education and industry – professionals who have excelled in their field. They will provide you with case studies, context for your study, even stories about their time on the job – anything and everything that will give you a more complete understanding of the industry you wish to enter.
You need the following IELTS score:
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The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Get a free IELTS practice test
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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