Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Professional Arts
(4 years—120 credits)
Regulations effective January 1, 2007

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 two-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 four majors offered in the Bachelor of Professional Arts degree: Communication Studies; Criminal Justice; Human Services; and Governance, Law, and Management. 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." Athabasca University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.

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 (students 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 degree program are available by individualized study. Some courses are available by grouped study at selected sites. The course syllabus will indicate the delivery mode. If you have any questions, please contact the specific program advisor.

Students are strongly encouraged to register in their English course early in their program.

  Program Structure  
  Total credits in the program 120
  Enrolment requirement 60
  Minimum Credits Required beyond the College Diploma  
  Core courses 12
  Major and elective and/or option courses 48
  Total 60
  Residency requirement: A minimum of 30 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University 30
  Within the Degree Students are Required to Earn for Degree Completion  
  Senior (300/400) level 48
  400 level 18
  Maximum credits allowed at junior (200) level 12
  Common Core

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