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Associate of Arts

University Canada West
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
October 2021

October 2021

January 2022

January 2022
Associate of Arts

Program description

Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree provides you with a broad foundation of knowledge. This 60-credit (20 course) program prepares you for additional post-secondary education or to enter directly into the workforce. The AA degree is accepted for transfer into bachelor degree programs at University Canada West (UCW) and all British Columbia degree-granting institutions provided other admission requirements are met.

AA degree offers eight areas of focus to choose from – accounting, economics, hospitality and tourism, management, marketing, media communication, psychology, and social justice.

Admission requirements

  • Canadian High School (Grade 12) diploma or equivalent with an overall average of C or better (2.0 on a 4.33 scale)


  • Twenty-one (21) years of age or older and out of high school for at least two years, and
  • Documented success through academic, professional or volunteer activities


  • For students whose first language is not English, academic IELTS - 6.5 or better with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing band, or equivalent. More information is available in the English Proficiency section of this website.

For students who need to upgrade to meet our English proficiency requirements, UCW offers English pathway courses in our University Access Program.

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Program content

Students choose courses from one of the following 8 streams:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Media Communication
  • Psychology
  • Social Justice 

Tuition fees

Fall 2021, January 2022

Fees: $13,920 (Canada & Canada PRs) and $34,800 (International)


Graduates of the AA program will develop these skills:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Effective written and oral communications
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Application of theoretical understanding to practice
  • Research and evaluative skills
  • Mathematical and scientific reasoning
  • Analysis, synthesis and integration of knowledge
  • Advanced reading comprehension

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About this institute

University Canada West 

University Canada West (UCW) prides itself on having a practical focus, an emphasis on teaching excellence with small class sizes and professors with real-world business experience. Being a business-focused university, we give students the most up-to-date knowledge required for working...

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Why study at University Canada West

  • Flexible learning delivery modes: both online and on-campus, full time and part time
  • Two campuses located in Vancouver downtown
  • Brand new Vancouver House Campus (90,000 sq. ft.) which was named one of CNN’s “most anticipated buildings set to shape the world”
  • Knowledgeable faculty with industry experience
  • ACBSP-accredited MBA and Bachelor of Commerce degree programs
  • Small class size
  • Students are able to take advantage of faster program completion
  • We collaborate with digital leaders such as the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI), Salesforce (Trailhead), Tableau and IBM to add relevant digital components to our courses

Contact info

University Canada West

626 W Pender St #100
V6B 1V9 Vancouver British Columbia

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