School of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to the School of Arts and Sciences

We offer diverse programs that lead students to successful and rewarding careers and to opportunities for further education.

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Justice Studies
Media Studies & Professional Communication
Open Studies
Social Work

Visit Arts and Sciences Advising to learn more about meeting with an Advisor, applying to Red Deer College, and registering in your chosen program.

Curious about what you can do with a specific diploma or degree? Details are available from RDC's Career Services.

Message from the Dean 

Dr. Jane MacNeil, DeanAs Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Creative Arts at Red Deer College, I am proud to serve the largest and most diverse faculty at RDC and to work with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the wider community to build a stimulating learning and research environment. Within the two Schools we define not only next-gen information, but also are committed to developing an informed citizenry primed for a lifetime engaged in civic and public life, and equipped with the knowledge and skill-sets needed to avail themselves of diverse opportunities to adapt to an everchanging environment.

The Schools of Arts and Sciences and Creative Arts are a vast and multidisciplinary academic community. Faculty and students are engaged in teaching and scholarship spanning cognitive research, exquisite performances and animation, the art of language, the language of art, social justice, and several community endeavours. This diversity is a strength, not a challenge. The exceptional creativity and scholarly teaching are central to our goals of learner centredness, academic excellence, enriching learning experiences, and integrating with the community. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, and a healthy and respectful culture.

The Schools house a range of highly ranked programs, and have more than 60 full-time, and several part-time, faculty teaching in applied degrees, collaborative degrees, diplomas, and numerous university transfer programs. Annually, the faculty teach more than 1,400 students within the Schools, as well as numerous students in other RDC Schools. Within the Schools, administrators, faculty, and support staff are dedicated to student success, and I invite you to learn more about our faculty and staff and our shared commitment to the value of education. 

Jane MacNeil, Ph.D.
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Creative Arts


Arts and Sciences News & Events

MSPC Grad Highlights Success of Recent Alumni

Media Studies and Professional Communication program at RDC
 Josh Hauta, a 2019 Media Studies and Professional Communication (MSPC) diploma graduate, recently documented the success of the program's alumni in the RDC July Alumni Spotlight, as well as a promotional YouTube video for the program.In his article, Josh interviews former classmate, Hedwig Wiersma, who is currently working for the Town of...

2019 Science Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter Berg

Dr. Peter Berg – Professor of Mathematics and Physics at the U of A Augustana Campus – will present on Alan Turing and 'The Enigma Story' at the 2019 Student Science Conference. The conference will be held on April 12 and 13. Dr. Berg will conduct his presentation on Friday, April 12 at 7:15 pm in the Margaret Parsons Theatre at RDC's...