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Bachelor of Arts Multidisciplinary Studies

Red Deer Polytechnic

Red Deer Polytechnic
A Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies prepares students for life in an ever-changing world. As creative and global thinkers with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills tied to application in the real world, graduates of the RDP BA in Multidisciplinary Studies will be prepared to enter a world in which they shape their own path and the world around them. The Bachelor of Arts, Multidisciplinary Studies, provides students with the opportunity to create a program pathway that suits their unique career and learning goals by combining courses across a range of disciplines. Students have the flexibility to intentionally create a broad multidisciplinary arts education to support their personal academic and career objectives in ways that go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. In a world with decreasing boundaries, a multidisciplinary degree sets students on a pathway for lifelong success.

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Red Deer Polytechnic
100 College Boulevard
Box 5005
Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5H5, Canada

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  • Program Type Bachelor's
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 4 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Multidisciplinary Studies Regular Admission

Students applying to the BA Multidisciplinary Studies program must have a minimum average of 60% with no mark below 50% in:

  • ELA 30-1
  • 4 courses from Groups A, B, C, or D with no more than one course from each of Group B or D

OR Non-Matriculated Admission

Students applying to the BA Multidisciplinary Studies program must have a minimum average of 60% with no mark below 50% in:

  • ELA 30-1
  • 1 other course from Group A or C.

OR Diploma Entry Admission

Completion of a recognized University Transfer 2-Year Diploma (examples include: Kinesiology Diploma, Social Work Diploma, Visual Arts Diploma, University Arts Diploma). Up to 60 Credits of transfer recognized for admission to the Multidisciplinary BA.

Additional Requirements:  These may include technology requirements, requirement for police information check, immunization, etc.

Capstone courses may involve community partners, community service learning, applied research, and other work-integrated learning. Students wishing placements with agencies will be apprised of the agency pre-requisites and will provide proof of pre-requisites to the agency. Pre-requisites could include, but are not limited to: a valid driver’s license, vaccination, criminal record check, vulnerable sector check, or other.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.

  • Tuition $7,200.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,852.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,700.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated February 01, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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