Okanagan College

Applied Bachelor of Arts: Community Research and Evaluation

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Program Information

School:Okanagan College
Degree:Bachelor; Online; Distance
Field of Study:Art/Art Studies, General

Okanagan College offers a four-year Applied Bachelor of Arts degree, located at the Kelowna campus with limited course offerings at Salmon Arm, Vernon and Penticton campuses. This baccalaureate degree provides graduates with employable skills in applied research and an understanding of how the social sciences and liberal arts actively contribute to a culturally diverse sustainable society. Developed for the context of the southern interior of B.C., this program includes studies of regional Indigenous cultures and prepares graduates for direct contributions to local and regional issues. Through contextualized learning, the goal of the degree is to provide applied research skills within a context of liberal arts studies and applied social science, emphasizing an empirical orientation to understanding, to application of knowledge, and to intervention. Characterized by the strengths of a terminal degree that produces employable skills, this degree can also prepare students for admission to selective graduate studies programs. All graduates of this applied degree program will be ready for today's job market through mastery of higher-order analytical skills and techniques for applied research. Practical related field experience is a central component of the applied degree education.

URL:Applied Bachelor of Arts: Community Research and Evaluation at Okanagan College
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Artisans and Craftspersons

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics 

B.C. high school graduation (or equivalent), including satisfaction of the English entrance and Mathematics entrance requirements. The English entrance requirement is completion of English 12 with a minimum grade of 70%. Equivalent English 12 alternatives can be accessed at this link.

Applicants who have passed English 12 with a minimum grade of less than 70% may be admitted if they take Okanagan College Adult Basic Education English 012 concurrent to other courses in their first semester in the degree program.

The Mathematics entrance requirement is a minimum of 50% in any of Pre-calculus Grade 12, Principles of Mathematics 12, or Adult Basic Education MATH 012. Students without this Mathematics entrance requirement may be granted conditional admission if they satisfy the entrance requirement with OC MATH 012 in their first year in the degree program. Conditional admission students will be unable to register for any course where MATH 012 is a prerequisite until such time as the Mathematics entrance requirement is satisfied.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 09, 2021