Regulations effective September 1, 2018.
The Bachelor of Professional Arts program is a four-year program 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.
Students are strongly encouraged to register in their English courses early in their program. 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.
Our online program plans can assist you in selecting the courses needed to fulfill your program requirements.
Counselling Services offers an assessment website, "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 (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.
|Total credits in the program||120|
Minimum Credits Required beyond the College Diploma
|Common Core credits||12|
|Major and elective and/or option credits||48|
|Residency requirement: A minimum of 30 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University||30|
|Graduation with Distinction or Great Distinction. At least 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in order to be considered.||24|
Within the Degree Students are Required to Earn for Degree Completion
|Senior (300/400) level||48|
|Maximum credits allowed at junior (200) level||12|
Information effective Sept. 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2019.
Updated December 19 2018 by laurab
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