School of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to the School of Arts and Sciences at Red Deer College! Over one third of the students who attend RDC are enrolled in a University Study program. We offer:

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

CAP (upgrading)

Open Studies

Social Work

Media Studies & 
Professional Communication

Want to visit the School of Arts and Sciences in person? Click here to see daily Walk-In hours and Registration Information! (registration information for the Fall 2017 term released in March)
Interested in taking a class while you are still in High School? Check out our Red Deer College Jumpstart Program
In the School of Arts and Sciences, we believe in creating innovative and critical thinkers. Our university transfer programs are among the most respected in Canada because of the academic and career successes of our students during the past fifty years. We offer one or two-year transfer programs in a wide variety of fields, several full four-year degree programs in collaboration with the University of Calgary, a two-year Social Work diploma program that qualifies graduates to become Registered Social Workers, and a Career and Academic Preparation (CAP) program that provides high school level courses as pathways for adult learners to qualify for post-secondary programs. We also house the Open Studies program, which allows you the ability to earn credit towards a university degree or RDC diploma programs as you explore your options and interests.
These programs open doors to an array of careers in law, medicine, business, human services, research, government, media, and the environment. The list is as limitless as the interests and aspirations of our students!
In our learning community you will experience the academic challenge needed to prepare you for university. You will also be inspired and supported to succeed through lively engagement with other students and with outstanding instructors whose top priority is your learning.