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Associate of Arts (General)

University of the Fraser Valley
Program overview
2 years
Associate's degree
Start dates
January 2021

May 2021

September 2021

January 2022
Courses from University of the Fraser Valley

Program description

Associate of Arts (General)

Get a broad, high-quality foundation in the Arts and add a valuable credential to your resume by earning an Associate of Arts degree at UFV.

Within the degree, you can choose from the following options:

  • General option
  • International and Development Studies option
  • Media and Communication Studies option
  • Theatre option

This program includes a breadth of intellectual and academic experience worthwhile if your educational or career goals lie in the humanities, the creative and performing arts, or the social sciences.

In addition, practicum opportunities and optional paid co-op work placements throughout your studies allow you to gain valuable work experience.

Admission requirements

There are two options for admission to this program:

  • Option 1: Secondary school (for students with secondary school graduation only)
  • Option 2: University entrance (for students who have attended some post-secondary school)

For information about requirements for each option, please visit the program webpage. 

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Program content

For more information about program content for each specific concentration, please visit the program webpage. 

Tuition fees

For information about tuition fees, please visit the program webpage. 


Associate of Arts degree

Continuing studies

The Associate of Arts can act as an intermediate qualification on the way to earn a Bachelor of Arts.

Career opportunities

The UFV Associate of Arts is a useful addition to your resume, as many employers look for successful completion of two years of post-secondary education in fields such as business, administration, non-profit, or media and culture.

Once you have completed your Associate of Arts degree, you may choose to return to UFV or another institution to work towards earning a Bachelor's Degree, in preparation for a career as a teacher, writer, police officer, anthropologist, communications specialist, actor, customs officer, psychologist, international aid worker, economist, lawyer, and more.

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About this institute

University of the Fraser Valley

University of the Fraser Valley

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is an accredited public Canadian university which serves 15,000 students, 1,900 of which are international students. UFV offers 16 bachelor's degrees, two master's degrees, and over 100 certificates and diploma programs in areas...

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University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Road
V2S 7M8 Abbotsford British Columbia

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