Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Professional Arts
(4 years—120 credits)
Regulations effective September 1, 2003

Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

The Bachelor of Professional Arts program is designed for students who have completed an approved 2-year diploma or equivalent from an accredited college or institute of technology. Some students may qualify to earn additional credits through prior learning assessment.

There are 4 majors offered in the Bachelor of Professional Arts degree. Additions and changes may occur during the Calendar year. Contact the
program advisor if you require additional information.

Counselling Services offers an assessment Web site, "Mapping Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University."

Common Core Courses  
Communication Studies Major
Criminal Justice Major
Governance, Law and Management Major
Human Services Major

Students must complete the regulations that are in effect at the time they enrol in the program.

Inactive students (student who have not registered for a course within 12 months from the last contract date) must re-enrol and follow the regulations in effect at the time of re-enrolment.

Courses in the Bachelor of Professional Arts (Communication Studies) are available by individualized study. The Criminal Justice courses are available in individualized-study and grouped-study formats at selected sites. Human Services and Governance, Law and Management major courses are available by individualized study. The course syllabus indicates the delivery mode. If you have any questions, please contact the program advisor.

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.

  Degree Requirements  
  Total credits in the program 120
  College diploma transfer (enrolment requirement) 60
  Minimum Credits Required beyond the College Diploma  
  Core courses 12
  Major and elective courses 48
  Total 60
  Within the Degree Students are Required to Earn for Degree Completion  
  Senior (300 or 400) level 48
  400 level 18
  Through AU (residency) 30
  Maximum Credits Allowed  
  At the junior (200) level 12

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