The 3-year Bachelor of Arts, both as a general degree and with
concentrations, is widely respected across Canada and the US. While
the 3-year degree program is not geared to provide students with
direct access to graduate level studies (often a “make-up”
or additional year is required) it is a highly marketable credential.
Students who are currently enrolled in the 4-year Bachelor of
Arts degree and who wish to transfer to the 3-year degree program,
may find it is not possible to transfer all their completed courses
because of degree requirements.
Students who hold a previous degree may not
enrol in the 3-year degree program. If, after completing any 3-
or 4-year degree, students wish to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree,
they will be required to enrol in the BA. second undergraduate (4-year)
degree program. This degree requires a minimum of 60 credits.
Students are strongly encouraged to register in
ENGL 255 early in their program. However, the Alberta
Universities Writing Competence Test may be used to indicate competence
in English writing skills.
Athabasca University advisors have developed a program plan to assist you. Counselling Services offers an assessment Web site, "Mapping Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University."