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Arts and Sciences Diploma

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Arts and Sciences Diploma

Are you interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree, but you’re struggling to gain entry into university—or you’re overwhelmed by large class sizes? Through NorQuest’s Arts and Sciences diploma, you can start your post-secondary experience in an inclusive, welcoming environment while gaining transferable credits. 

What to expect from the program

The Arts and Sciences diploma includes a wide variety of course offerings. After taking this two-year diploma program, you’ll graduate with a minimum of 60 credits—all of which are transferable to post-secondary institutions throughout Alberta and across Canada.

You’ll also experience smaller class sizes and supportive instructors who are committed to your success.

Course flexibility

Choose between full-time or part-time studies and enjoy an educational experience that fits your life. Some courses are offered online.

Personalized study plan

Work one-on-one with a student program advisor to choose your courses and navigate university transfer requirements, so you can graduate with confidence.

Preparation for university

Gain the knowledge, credits, and critical thinking, reading, and writing skills necessary for further post-secondary studies.  

Student support services 

NorQuest provides a range of student support services, including free tutoring, mental health and wellness services at the Centre for Growth and Harmony, career coaching, and more. 

What you’ll learn

During the Arts and Sciences diploma, you can customize your program of study according to your interests and educational goals. You will choose from a variety of electives in Social Sciences, Sciences, and Humanities. You also have the option to direct the focus of your studies with a specialization in New Media, Communications, and Technology.

In addition to your course material, you’ll:

  • Develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills
  • Analyze various forms of digital information and media to identify and evaluate source types and content
  • Build literacy skills across arts and science disciplines
  • Develop creative, innovative, and responsive approaches to problem-solving
  • Conduct research using a variety of databases, search engines, and other forms of knowledge gathering

Career opportunities

After completing the Arts and Sciences diploma, you can apply to transfer into a Bachelor’s Degree program at a post-secondary institution of your choosing. Students who complete the Arts & Sciences diploma program can pursue studies in:

  • English language and literature
  • Liberal arts and sciences
  • Mathematics and computer science
  • Earth sciences
  • Biology
  • Social sciences, such as psychology and sociology
  • Business

Have a question about the Arts and Sciences Diploma program?