Associate of Arts Degree | LaSalle College Vancouver, Canada

Associate of Arts Degree

Associate Degree
Associate Degree | Associate of Arts Degree

Vancouver’s most affordable Associate of Arts degree, starting at $20,000 for domestic students and at $23,000 for international students

The Associate of Arts Degree at LaSalle College Vancouver offers a dynamic way to earn credits towards a university degree. In this program, you’ll have the chance to explore your interests, strengthen your communication skills, and gain a broad foundation of knowledge. 

You can earn two degrees in 3-4 years, depending on your pace of studies. 

The Associate of Arts degree prepares you for success in future studies. It is an efficient pathway to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in several areas of study, including Communications, Arts and Humanities, and Behavioural and Social Sciences.  

The courses you will take are transferrable. Close to 150 LCV courses are articulated via the BC Transfer Guide, with more than 25 post-secondary institutions across the province. 

International students may be eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP), if they have graduated from the Associate of Arts degree at LaSalle College Vancouver. 

Bursary Available

LaSalle College Vancouver wants to make it easier for students to take our Associate of Arts Degree.

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60 credits, 2-yr registered program

  • 18 months (in 6 quarters)

Associate's degree

This Degree is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (“PTIB”) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

All courses are available on-campus within an engaging and collaborative atmosphere.

Attractive bursaries up to $5,500 ($91.00/credit registered) are available for domestic students and $10,000 ($166.00/credit registered) for international students, based on 60 credits.

Bursaries are awarded on a quarterly basis and eligible to be renewed if the student maintains a minimum 2.4 GPA each quarter as well as a minimum course load of four courses (12 credits)* and **.

Bursaries are not refundable or transferable across programs. They can only be used for tuition.

* Exceptions to the course load requirement are made if a student has a documented learning accommodation requirement.
** Bursaries will be honoured if course load is less than 12 credits, and it is the student’s final quarter needed for program completion.

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The goal of this program is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences that are foundational to be successful in transfer into a Bachelor’s degree at LaSalle College or one of British Columbia’s universities.

The Associate of Arts degree at LaSalle College Vancouver prepares graduates for further study in a Faculty of Arts bachelor’s degree program at one of British Columbia’s universities. The program provides students a comprehensive liberal arts education in a supportive and nurturing learning environment, and supports the development of strong critical thinking, communication and research skills sought after by employers. Students can earn two degrees in 3-4 years depending on their pace of studies.

Students will enroll in courses taken from the following list:

  • American Architecture
  • Survey of Art and Civilization
  • History of Art in Early Civilizations
  • Art History II: From the Early Modern to the Contemporary
  • History and Analysis of Design
  • Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Business Communications
  • Media Business Law and Communications
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Speech Communications
  • Advanced Communications
  • Cultural Theory
  • Aesthetics
  • Microeconomics
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Academic Writing
  • World Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Introduction to the Novel
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Introduction to Short Fiction
  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Physical Geology
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Classical Story Structure in Media
  • Drama in Media
  • Crime Fiction in Media
  • World Civilization
  • World Civilization II: Early Modern Europe to the Present
  • Mathematics
  • Research Methodologies
  • Statistics
  • Calculus
  • Geometry and Linear Algebra
  • Calculus for Physics
  • Ethnomathematics
  • Nutrition
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Logic
  • History of Photography
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Physics of Motion, Light and Sound
  • Math and Physics for Games
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Fundamentals of Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Sociology
  • Fundamentals of Sustainable Design
  • Principles of Sustainable Design
  • Sustainable Design Standards
  • Sustainable Design Leadership
  • To think critically and solve problems using mathematical and/or scientific reasoning.
  • To demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
  • To use information responsibly by discerning authority, evaluating the relevance of information to their purpose, and by appropriately documenting sources.
  • To interpret and analyze artistic work, historical events, or philosophical thought and describe the relevance of that work to themselves, society, and cultures.
  • To analyze the nature, diversity, and impact of social, political, psychological, and economic thought on the individual, institutions, and differing cultures.
  • Students directly out of high school, or mature students who are ready to pursue an undergraduate degree at one of British Columbia’s university
  • Students who have already completed a certificate or diploma and want to pursue further academic studies
  • Students interested in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
  • Students interested in developing their critical thinking perspective and gaining a comprehensive liberal arts education
  • Students who want to better understand themselves, their communities, and the world

International students may be eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP), if they graduated from an Associate of Arts degree from LaSalle College Vancouver.

Completing the Associate of Arts degree allows students to transfer into a Bachelor’s degree at LaSalle College or one of British Columbia’s universities.
The breadth of the Associate of Arts degree also makes it a powerful complement to the industry skills developed in our design diplomas.   
Most students who graduate from this program will pursue further education, but students who choose to enter the workforce directly will have developed communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are highly sought-after by employers.