With 24 majors, Guelph's BA program is one of the most comprehensive and customizable in Canada!

Find your major, choose your minor, and select courses from an extensive list to shape your future on your own terms. Combine different disciplines and take courses from other degree programs (yes, you can do that!), and give yourself a broad understanding of a variety of topics.

The Bachelor of Arts is offered as a four-year Honours degree (BAH) or a three-year General (BAG) degree. The Honours Program consists of a minimum of 20.00 credits requiring the equivalent of 8 semesters of successful full time study. The General Program consists of a minimum of 15.00 credits requiring the equivalent of 6 semesters of successful full time study.

A student may register in Summer, Fall and Winter semesters. The normal course load is 2.50 credits per semester for a full-time student on regular status. Students may register for 0.50 credit more at their own discretion. Part time study consists of 1.50 credits or fewer per semester.

For more information, visit our Bachelor of Arts Undergraduate Admissions page and the 2019/20 Undergraduate Calendar

BA Counselling Office

50 Stone Road East, MacKinnon 130
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:30am - 12:00 and 1:00pm - 4:30

To book an appointment please contact our front desk:

Phone: (519) 824-4120 X-52140   Email: baco@uoguelph.ca 

**A limited number of drop-in appointments are available with a Program Counsellor most days. Please check with our front desk for availability.**

News & Important Updates

Course Selection F19 - Current students

The add period will remain open until September 13, 2019. If you must add a class after this date, contact our office ASAP.

First Year Course Selection

NEW! Drop-In Career Advising for BA Degree students every Monday from 8:30 to 11:30 am & 12:30 - 4:30 pm in Mackinnon 132 (beside our office). Free coffee and cookies!

Summer 2019 Deferred Examination Information

Summer 2019 Deferred Exams - October 7 - 11, 2019 
Exam Schedule - Students | Scheduling | University of Guelph

Deadline to Drop 


Other Important Dates

The full "Schedule of Dates" can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.