Majors & Minors | College of Arts

Majors & Minors

Discover our Majors and Minors

Bachelor of Arts, Honours (4 years)

Find your major, choose your minor and select courses from an extensive list to shape your future on your own terms.

Anthropology 

Major, Minor

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Anthropology Co-op Major Academic Calendar Program Information

Art History

Major, Minor

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Arts Management

Minor

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Business

Minor

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Business Economics

Minor

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Black Canadian Studies Minor NEW - coming soon  

Classical Studies

Major, Minor

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Computing and Information System

Minor

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Creative Writing

Major, Minor

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Criminal Justice and Public Policy Major, Minor Academic Calendar Program Information

Criminal Justice and Public Policy Co-op

Major

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Culture and Technology Studies Major, Minor Academic Calendar Program Information
Culture and Technology Studies Co-op Major,  Academic Calendar Program Information
Economics Major, Minor Academic Calendar Program Information

Economics Co-op

Major

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English

Major, Minor

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Environmental Governance  Major Academic Calendar Program Information

Environmental Governance Co-op

Major

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European Culture and Civilization

Minor

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European Studies

Major

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Family and Child Studies

Minor

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Food, Agriculture, and Resource Economics Major Academic Calendar Program Information

Food, Agriculture, and Resource Economics Co-op

Major

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French Studies

Major, Minor

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Geography Major, Minor Academic Calendar Program Information

Geography Co-op

Major

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German

Minor

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History Major, Minor Academic Calendar Program Information

History Co-op

Major

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Human Resources Minor Academic Calendar Program Information
International Development Studies Major, Minor Academic Calendar Program Information

International Development Studies Co-op

Major

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Italian

Minor

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Linguistics Minor NEW - coming soon  
Justice and Legal Studies Major Academic Calendar Program Information
Justice and Legal Studies Co-op Major Academic Calendar Program Information

Marketing

Minor

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Mathematical Economics Major Academic Calendar Program Information

Mathematical Economics Co-op

Major

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Mathematical Science

Major

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Mathematics

Minor

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Media & Cinema Studies

Minor

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Museum Studies

Minor

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Music

Major, Minor

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Philosophy

Major, Minor

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Political Science Major, Minor Academic Calendar Program Information

Political Science Co-op

Major

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Psychology Major, Minor Academic Calendar Program Information

Psychology Co-op

Major

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Sexualities, Genders and Social Change Major, Minor NEW - soming soon  

Sociology

Major, Minor

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Spanish and Hispanic Studies

Minor

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Statistics

Minor

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Studio Art

Major, Minor

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Theatre Studies

Major, Minor

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Major To Be Determined

Not sure where your interests lie? Take advantage of the flexibility, breadth and scope of the BA program by test driving some courses in several areas before declaring one of 24 possible majors.
 

Bachelor of Arts General (3 Years)

Looking for a flexible and multidisciplinary degree? The 3-year BA general allows you to tailor your studies to your interests and career plan. Choose one of 15 Areas of Concentration or tailor your degree to your own interests and career plan. Add one of 12 Certificates
 

Bachelor of Arts General fully online

Study at your own pace with access to over 30 different subject areas. Visit our Bachelor of Arts General fully online website for more information. 

 

Bachelor of Arts Learning Outcomes

The University of Guelph is a leader in outcomes-based teaching. We continue to improve the student learning experience using six outcomes to guide new initiatives.

The Bachelor of Arts learning outcomes are (Click to expand):

Understand how cultural, historical, geographical, political, linguistic, and environmental forces shape the world and recognize the role of the individual within communities to effect change.
This includes the ability to:

  • Reflect on one's cultural identities and values
  • Demonstrate intercultural awareness and competence
  • Recognize and appreciate the real-world context of knowledge
  • Promote active citizenship and community engagement
     

Analyse and critically reflect on complex problems incorporating multiple perspectives and innovative thinking.
This includes the ability to:

  • Analyse, synthesize and integrate knowledge
  • Critically evaluate the validity of arguments and conclusion
  • Practice creative thinking and expression
  • Demonstrate the capacity to argue in innovative directions
     

Demonstrate the ability to extract and convey information accurately in a variety of formats.
This includes the ability to:

  • Identify, locate, comprehend, and critically evaluate quantitative and qualitative information using visual, numerical, oral, aural, and textual sources.
  • Communicate concepts and information clearly and in various formats (oral, visual, written, etc.)
  • Engage effectively with audiences from different backgrounds
     

Engage in scholarly inquiry to identify and investigate questions of a theoretical and/or applied nature.
This includes the ability to:

  • Identify gaps and limitations in the existing literature
  • Understand the principles of the research process
  • Apply appropriate research methodologies to specific problems
  • Develop intellectual independence and practice self-directed inquiry
     

Demonstrate detailed knowledge in one or more disciplines and integrate knowledge and perspectives across disciplinary boundaries.
This includes the ability to:

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the current state of knowledge in one or more disciplines
  • Recognize the value, use and limits of multi-disciplinary learning
  • Cultivate an openness to consider and engage alternative research perspectives
     

Demonstrate personal integrity and professional behaviour in scholarly endeavours and in collaborating with others within and beyond the academic community.
This includes the ability to:

  • Demonstrate intellectual integrity and academic accountability
  • Collaborate respectfully with others, individually and in teams
  • Show leadership in professional environments while recognizing diversity
  • Manage time effectively and ensure personal organization
     
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The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.