Associate of Arts Degree - Global Stewardship
Faculty of Global & Community Studies
School of Global Stewardship
The Associate of Arts Degree in Global Stewardship is a unique program in British Columbia. Students have diverse career goals: international development (NGOs and IGOs), journalism, teaching, community development, politics, nursing and business, among others. But what they all share is the passion, compassion and commitment to make a positive difference in the world.
Through an innovative curriculum combining classroom study and engaged service learning, students gain the knowledge and skills to become change makers. Graduating students have many options available: some apply for a CIDA internship, to gain further experience in the NGO sector; others complete Bachelor’s Degrees in areas such as geography, political studies, international relations, anthropology, international development or social work. Many students opt to stay and complete a degree at Capilano University, such as the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.
- Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills using, when appropriate, IT technology.
- Establish effective strategies to meet personal and professional goals.
- Understand and apply ethical reasoning to their decision making.
- Measure both qualitatively and quantitatively their impact on their communities while in the program, and critique their capacity to be a catalyst for change in their local and global communities in the future.
- Work effectively, both on their own and in a group context, including with alumni of the program.
- Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge about local and/or international development from a variety of disciplines.
- Solve problems and/or muster arguments using imagination, critical thinking, appropriate research, and nuanced judgment.
Tuition and Fees Per Year
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Total program credits: 67.00
Students who have received a certificate of completion from Katimavik, Free the Children/Me to We, Canada World Youth, Youth Challenge International, or Lattitude Canada after high school graduation are not required to complete GLBS 101 and GLBS 201 and will graduate with 64 rather than 67 credits. The original certificate must be supplied to the Registrar's Office for an official copy to be placed in the student's file.
May 1, 2018 - Jun 4, 2019
Note: Dates are subject to change.
BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%) calculated on English 12 or English 12 First Peoples and two academic Grade 12 courses.
Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
Letter of intent and letters of recommendation.
For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University 2018-2019 Calendar (pdf).