Welcome to the Bachelor of Arts at the University of Guelph

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A Community Where you Matter!

With an unparalleled flexibility of 24 majors to choose from, Guelph‘s Bachelor of Arts program is one of the most comprehensive. A Guelph BA provides you with exceptional choices that span the arts, social sciences and humanities. When you become a BA student, you're joining a nationally and internationally recognized degree program. BA students and alumni have won North American Debating championships, Olympic gold medals, the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship, CBC Literary Awards and Oscars!

The Art of Living

Fine and performing arts, humanities and social sciences make up the fabric of our cultural, social and historical framework. As a BA student you are encouraged to broaden your own experiences; travel and study internationally, take advantage of Guelph’s diverse cultural and artistic events such as the internationally renowned Guelph Jazz Festival, or explore the architectural, geographical and social history of the region.

Explore the far corners of the earth, the brushstrokes in a work of art, the meaning between lines of poetry, the rewards of another language or the inner workings of the human psyche. The BA program will help you explore our  world.

Express your point of view, a new idea, the intricacies of a well-crafted argument, a new take on ancient facts, the music in a moment or a need for change.

Create a program of study tailored to your interests, a perfect solution to a complex problem, a theory of human behaviour, the next big thing and a strong foundation for your career. At Guelph you can create something meaningful.

We encourage you to combine different disciplines and take courses from other degree programs, and give yourself a broad understanding of a variety of topics. When you select a major, you can also select a variety of elective courses beyond that major, as well as choose to complete a second major or a minor.