Why a Bachelor of Arts? | College of Arts

Why a Bachelor of Arts?

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Flexible Study Options

24 Majors and 32 Minors allows you to explore your interests and chart your own path. 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.

Experiential Learning

available throughout the Bachelor of Arts helping you connect theory in real-world contexts, an asset when pursuing employment. Examples of Experiential Learning are; applied research, certificate programs, co-op, community engaged courses, field courses and professional practice courses.

Thrive Academically

With our award-winning faculty, small first-year seminars, transition programs and advisors to support you.


A Bachelor of Arts develops versatile workplace skills; critical thinking, research, communication, creativity, reading and writing skills. You will be able to navigate the changing workplace and pursue new opportunities by applying your BA skills.

Get Involved

Through one of over 200 student clubs and associations, the Peer Helper program, visiting speakers and special events.

Study Abroad

With over 100 exchange partners, and summer field schools in 36 countries travel abroad while earning credits towards your degree studies.