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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

Anthropology is the study of humankind and the human experience from its beginnings to the present day. RDC special interests include Archaeology, Cultural and Biological Anthropology, Human Evolution, Latin American Ethnography, Anthropology of Technology, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Mesoamerica and Central America.

Bachelor of Arts - Communications Studies

Students in Communications Studies will learn a variety of topics including media studies, new media technologies, interpersonal communications and written communications.

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.

Bachelor of Arts - English

RDC offers English courses that range from Shakespeare to Indigenous literature, expository to creative writing, national literatures to popular genres, allowing you to learn practical skills while acquiring cultural knowledge.

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.

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Bachelor of Arts - Sociology

Sociology is the study of the organization and process of human society. Courses are offered in social theory, social research methods, and areas of special interest which include the following: criminology, medical sociology, First Nations sociology, ethnic relations, social stratification, gender, family, aging, and mass media and popular culture.

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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. The Bachelor of Arts degree is well suited to students who are eager to expand their knowledge of human nature, society, politics, arts, and culture. 

Justice Studies Diploma

Learn about the complexities of the Canadian justice system in Canada through Red Deer College’s Justice Studies Diploma.

Media Studies and Professional Communication Diploma


In the media studies and professional communication program, you’ll study how mass media such as television, advertising, and even video games influence and are influenced by society.

Social Work Diploma

Social Work students positively influence individual clients, the community, and society as a whole. The diploma program at Red Deer College promotes ethical and competent practice, social and economic justice, respect for diversity, and relationship-building using an anti-oppressive lens.

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Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630

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