4.14. University Diploma in Arts
The University Diploma in Arts is designed for students who wish to obtain an intermediate credential that provides a grounding in the intellectual skills required of university studies. It is also a foundation for further studies in Humanities and Social Science.
Students who have completed a more senior-level credential (e.g., bachelor's degree) may not enrol in the University Diploma in Arts program.
|Total credits in the program
|Minimum credits required
- Senior (300 or 400 level ) courses
- Arts (Humanities and Social Science)
- Humanities area of study
- Social Science area of study
- Science area of study
- Through Athabasca University
|Maximum credits allowed
- In any one discipline
- Applied Studies
- Science area of study
- At the preparatory level
Note: The Alberta Universities Writing Competence Test requirements (see Conditional enrolment, following). ENGL 155, ENGL 177, ENGL 187, and
ENGL 255 will not satisfy the Humanities area of study requirement in the University Diploma in Arts program. They may count, however, as part of the total number of credits required for the diploma.
The following courses can satisfy either the Social Science area of study or the Science area of study requirements, but not both. If you wish to use these courses to satisfy the Science area of study requirements you must call Admission and Evaluation Services and request the change. Your Student Assessment letter can then be adjusted to reflect the change.
ENVS 253 Global Environmental Change: The Scientific and Social Issues (3)
PSYC 289 Psychology as a Natural Science (3)
PSYC 355 Cognitive Psychology (3)
PSYC 387 Learning (3)
PSYC 402 Biological Psychology (3)
PSYC 404 Experimental Psychology (3)
You will be granted conditional enrolment in the program until the following requirements have
- A pass on the Alberta Universities Writing Competence Test (for information about this test, contact an Athabasca University learning centre) or exemption from the test. Exemption from the test is granted to students who satisfy the following criteria: a) have credit in ENGL 255; or b) have a grade of 70% or better in an Athabasca University English course, or c) receive transfer credit for an English course in which a grade of ''B'' or better was achieved.
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