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The Associate Degree in Arts program is a regular 2-year degree program in which students have the option to study four major course(s) for each selected subject/domain. Courses from Psychology, Sociology, Economics, English, Mass Communication, Education, Statistics, Management Sciences, and Computer science are offered in this degree program. After successful completion of two-year Associate Degree student has an option to continue 4-Year BS Psychology, BS Mass Communication, BS Sociology BS Economics, BS Education, BS English, Statistics, Management Sciences, and Computer science by taking remaining credit hours in at least 4-semesters.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the Associate Degree in Arts program are:

  • To provide students a broad base and academic foundation of multidisciplinary programs
  • To give students comprehensive knowledge in Arts subjects that is fairly sufficient to expose to different disciplines
  • To provide skill based knowledge.
  • To reflect a general understanding of the concepts and principles of selected areas of the study thus providing students an opportunity to decide the specialization fields for making professional choices.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Intermediate (equivalent to minimum 12 years of education) with at least 45% marks.


  • Candidates having ‘A’ levels are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad. (
  • Candidates having less than 45% marks will be eligible for admission after successful completion of “Zero Semester”.
  • Students shall select any three groups as major as per scheme of studies. Students will be provided with a list of major courses, option to study four major courses for each subject/domain.

Course Exemption

Course exemption is not allowed.


It is two-year full time study program spread over four semesters with 68 credit hours.
Degree Completion Duration

Courses of Study

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Assessment of Study Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Discussion Board (GDB), mid-term and final term exams. The mid-term and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of Associate Degree in Arts, a student is required to earn prescribed 68 credit hours with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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  • The courses may be revised time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses from being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.