Regulations effective September 1, 2020.
The University Diploma in Arts is designed for students who wish to obtain an intermediate credential that provides a grounding in the intellectual skills required of university studies. It is also a foundation for further studies in Humanities and Social Science.
Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.
Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
Students who have completed a more senior-level credential (e.g., bachelor's degree) may not enrol in the University Diploma in Arts program.
|Total credits in the program||60|
Minimum Credits Required
|Senior (300 or 400 level ) courses||30|
|Arts (Humanities and Social Science)||48|
|Residency Requirement: A minimum of 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University.||24|
Maximum Credits Allowed
|In any one discipline||36|
|At the preparatory level||6|
|Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition credits||none permitted|
NOTE: The 100-level ENGL courses will not satisfy the Humanities area of study requirement in the University Diploma in Arts program. These courses may count as part of the total number of credits required for the diploma. Refer to English Writing Skills Requirement below.
Students must meet the following English writing skills requirement in order to graduate:
Information effective Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021.
Updated April 13 2021 by laurab