LaSalle College Vancouver launches Associate of Arts degree

Vancouver, September 22, 2020 - LaSalle College Vancouver is expanding its undergraduate program offerings after recently receiving approval from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training to offer an Associate of Arts degree.

This dynamic degree allows students to earn credits that can be put toward a university degree, while exploring interests and gaining a broad foundation of knowledge.

“The Associate of Arts degree enhances the undergraduate offerings at LCV. The credential provides students with a strong comprehensive liberal arts education that will form the first two years of their BA degree,” Zafar Syed, Chief Academic Officer, explained. “The degree provides learners an important pathway into pursuing a BA in several areas within Communication Studies, Arts and Humanities, as well as Behavioural and Social Sciences. The additional benefit for LCV students is that they are able to complete the requirements for this degree in one calendar year.”

This degree successfully prepares graduates for further study in a Faculty of Arts bachelor’s program at one of British Columbia’s universities. This program also supports the development of strong critical thinking, communication, and research skills sought after by employers.

"We are pleased with the approval of our Associate of Arts degree and it is a reflection of the hard work and commitment of quality education of our academic team,” said LaSalle College Vancouver President Dr. Jason Dewling. “This is our 5th degree and 2nd approval in the past two years. We are on a pathway to 10 degrees (with one being a Masters) in the next 18-20 months. This will lead us into University status eligibility which is also part of our planning."

The one-year Associate of Arts degree, set to launch this October, is ideal for students directly out of high school, or mature students who are ready to pursue an undergraduate degree at any BC university. It is also a great educational opportunity for students who have completed a certificate or diploma and want to pursue further academic studies in British Columbia.