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Within our Arts programs, we encourage the exchange of knowledge, ideas and differing points of views. Global citizenship and innovation are fostered in an environment committed to diversity, inclusion and a healthy, respectful culture. We welcome new insights and focus on making connections with faculty, peers and the greater community. Your natural curiosity will be encouraged as you explore a range of disciplines within our diverse and relevant programming.

You’ll learn in an academically challenging, yet supportive environment with faculty who are experts in their fields. Our faculty have built a stimulating learning and research environment where curiosity, critical thinking and creativity are encouraged. With an Arts education, you’ll gain a breadth and depth of knowledge, preparing you for a future filled with possibilities in an evolving job environment. Whether you have a passion for humanities, liberal arts or social sciences, we’re got you covered.

As a student of the Arts, you’ll learn fundamental skills in critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, leadership and research. Graduates have gone on to have fulfilling careers in areas such as counselling, research and analytics (public and private industries), community development, environmental conservation, social justice, government, media, communications and graduate/doctoral studies.

At Red Deer College, you’ll be encouraged to dream big. We’ll give you the tools, knowledge and inspiration you need to make the most of your talents in the world. An education in the Arts will open your eyes to a broader perspective. From here you can go anywhere.


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Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology

Students studying anthropology explore humankind and the human experience from its beginnings to present day. Subject areas of interest include archaeology, cultural and biological anthropology, human evolution, ancient civilizations, and more.

Bachelor of Arts - Communications Studies

Communication affects everyone’s life at virtually every second of the day. We are constantly sending messages to each other, whether through our words, body language or media.

Bachelor of Arts - Economics

Economics studies how households, businesses and governments make choices about how to allocate scarce resources in order to best satisfy individual and social wants. The tools of economics can be used to analyse issues as diverse as unemployment, inflation, globalization, discrimination, environmental issues, taxation, health care and professional sports.

Bachelor of Arts - English

English is the study of language, literature, and literary theory, and it helps us to realize how powerful words are in our world.

Bachelor of Arts - History

History is the analysis of the human past. It addresses the various interactions among people in terms of cultures, nations, and defined periods of time to create an accessible narrative and critical analysis. RDC offers courses in the three main areas of Canadian, European and British history. 

Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy 

Philosophy is the study of thought and reasoning, with special application to abstract and conceptual areas of enquiry typically outside of the fields of the sciences, such as the Nature of Reality or Moral Values.

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Bachelor of Arts - Political Science

Political Science is the study of politics and government, the location and use of power in society, and quests for human betterment.

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

Psychology is the study of mental processes and behavior. RDC special interests include: memory and attention, social psychology, physiological psychology, and anomalous experiences.

Bachelor of Arts - Recreation, Sport & Tourism

Bachelor of Arts - Recreation, Sport & Tourism


If you are interested in sport tourism to mountain history, fitness and active living programs to arts, culture and heritage the Bachelor of Arts - Recreation, Sport, and Tourism program at Red Deer College studies a broad field to help people enjoy recreation and leisure. 

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Bachelor of Arts - Sociology

Sociology is the study of the organization and process of human society.

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Bachelor of Arts - University Transfer

In the Bachelor of Arts program, you will study a "major" or main subject of interest. The majority of your courses will be in that subject, while you will have the freedom to choose courses in other subjects to enhance your learning, providing you with knowledge and skills related to your individual goals.

Justice Studies students

Justice Studies Diploma

Learn about the complex Canadian justice system. Understand how the Justice system works at the local, provincial/territorial, and federal levels. Develop an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity. You’ll apply course content to real-world scenarios, professional seminars and a thrilling practicum placement. This program will inspire you to bring change to your community.

Media Studies and Professional Communication Diploma


Study how mass media such as tv, ads, and even video games influence and are influenced by society. You’ll learn to manage social media, create marketing materials and build a brand. You'll develop critical thinking skills and tools to create effective messages for various careers that are always evolving.

Social Work student

Social Work Diploma

Positively influence clients and your community. Promote ethical and competent practice, social and economic justice, respect for diversity, and relationship-building using an anti-oppressive lens. Understand the relationship between people and their environment. 

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RDC Main Campus 
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Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

RDC Main Campus Location
100 College Boulevard | Box 5005
Red Deer, Alberta | T4N 5H5