Get a pathway into your dream Deakin course by studying the Associate Degree of Arts. This course teaches you the learning skills you will need to be successful at university, such as communication skills, digital literacy, critical thinking, and teamwork skills. You will also study interesting units within Arts or Criminology (depending on which stream you choose). Best of all, if you successfully complete this course, you are guaranteed entry into Deakin’s Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Criminology. You could also receive up to 16 credit points, reducing the number of units you need to study in your bachelor course – saving you time and money. Another option after graduating from the Associate Degree of Arts is to apply to transition, with credit, into a range of other Bachelor degrees. These include Communications, Psychology, Health Science, Nursing, Commerce, Management or Science (including Marine Biology). You might also just take this Associate Degree as a stand-alone qualification.