The three-year Bachelor of Arts, both as a general degree and with
concentrations, is widely respected across Canada and the US. While
the three-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 four-year
Bachelor of Arts degree and who wish to transfer to the three-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 three-year degree program. If, after completing any three-
or four-year degree, students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Arts
degree will be required to enrol in the BA second undergraduate
(four-year) degree program. This degree requires a minimum of 60
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."