The Associate of Arts degree is a two-year undergraduate program offered by many institutions in the province of British Columbia and beyond. The Associate Degree program is designed to provide broad-based knowledge and experiences which lay a foundation for further undergraduate study or entry to the workforce.
For full program description, requirements, and policies, see the Academic Calendar.
Our Associate of Arts Degree concentrations:
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The Associate of Arts (Business and Psychology) Degree is a foundational degree consisting of 60 credits in total, typically completed over a two-year period. Program requirements include a range of breadth requirements, as well as 12 credits in economics, 18 credits in psychology, and 9 credits in commerce.
Transfer to 2nd/3rd Year at a University
An Associate of Arts (Business and Psychology) Degree may be transferrable to the third year of a four-year bachelor’s degree program at a university.
Some BC universities also admit Associate Degree graduates at a reduced GPA requirement. For more information on the option of transferring to a university upon completion of an Associate of Arts (Business and Psychology) Degree, please consult the BC Transfer Guide or see an Academic Advisor.
Enter the Workforce
International students completing the Associate of Arts (Business and Psychology) Degree program at Alexander College are also eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.
Our Associate of Arts (Business and Psychology) Degree program will enhance skills as well as provide experiences and aptitudes in the following areas:
Knowledge of economic theory
Familiarity with the applications of economics
Understanding of cognitive development
Knowledge of psychological testing and data analysis
Ability to analyze and interpret data
The Associate of Arts (Business and Psychology) Degree program consists of the following course requirements, which must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.
I. 6 credits in first-year English
II. 9 credits in science which shall include at least:
III. 36 credits in arts, 18 of which must be taken at the second-year level in two or more subject areas, including:
IV. 9 credits in Commerce
We reconnect with Daniel Feltrin who was our Spring 2019 AC Valedictorian!Daniel is working hard towards his passion of music and technology and hopes to one day share it with the world. He believes that new students should keep learning and applying their skills in order to become a better student and an even better person. Watch Video
We shine the spotlight on our AC student, Suman! Suman shares more about herself, why she chose AC, her love for volunteering and her future goals!Watch Video
In our newest spotlight, we meet Qizhe Ding who also goes by Penguin! When not studying, Penguin loves playing ultimate frisbee and was part of a successful team back in China.
He hopes that students join ACSA and learn to make friends by practicing their English and conversation skills.Watch Video
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