Many university students begin their studies with a Bachelor of Arts degree. A solid foundation in liberal arts can provide you with the practical skills for a particular job or may prepare you to move on to a graduate or professional school.
Many see earning a BA as the best way to position themselves for today’s global economy. Indeed, the analytical, creative, communication, and problem-solving skills that come with the multidisciplinary approach of an arts degree can prepare you for a future rich with opportunities.
As an undergraduate student, you will benefit in the classroom from the wide-ranging research expertise of our faculty, many of whom receive international recognition for their work.
The Faculty of Arts offers one three-year and two four-year undergraduate degree programs.
BA General (3 years) – This program is particularly suited to students who wish to seek employment or enter a professional academic program following graduation from Arts.
BA Advanced (4 years) – Students select a major and a minor program of study or a double major in lieu of a minor.
BA Honours (4 years) – Students do not complete a major and a minor, but rather an honors subject, or two subjects for the double honors program. This is the preferred program for students looking to pursue graduate studies.
Areas of Study Options
Central and East European Studies
English, Theatre, Film & Media
French, Spanish, and Italian*
German and Slavic Studies (Polish*)
Global Political Economy
Icelandic Language and Literature
Latin American Studies*
Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Indigenous Studies (formerly Native Studies)
Sociology and Criminology
Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Studies
Women’s and Gender Studies
*Minor Option Only
Arts Co-operative Education Programme
The Faculty of Arts Co-operative Education Programme is an excellent way for students to enhance their classroom learning with on-the-job experience. Students in history, labour studies, political studies, and psychology can alternate regular academic terms with paid, full-time employment.