Bachelor of Arts

Comprehensive and wide ranging, the University of Guelph's Bachelor of Arts (BA) program offers unusual flexibility. Students do not have to immediately declare a major, can select elective courses beyond their declared major, or perhaps do a second major or a minor. 28 different areas of specialization provide a wide range of options for academic pursuits and study opportunities.

The Ontario Agricultural College offers a BA degree majoring in Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics.

Students are urged to seek the assistance of the counsellors in the BA Program Counselling Office regarding their program and academic regulations, selecting courses, services and resources available on campus, and when they are experiencing difficulties that affect their academic progress.

Admission Requirements

Ontario students applying for any Bachelor of Arts program require ENG4U; five additional 4U or 4M courses. All applicants are strongly encouraged to offer a credit in Mathematics or a credit in French (or other language) among the additional five courses.

Full information on admission requirements can be found here: 

Career Opportunities

  • Agri-food entrepreneurship
  • Business and market analysis
  • Commodity trading
  • Economic development
  • Finance and insurance
  • Policy analysis
  • Resource and land management
  • Risk management

Academic Advising

When you get to the University of Guelph, our program counsellors and faculty advisors are here to help you succeed. Program Counsellors can help students navigate specific degree program requirements and regulations, as well as the specializations within the degree program. Faculty Advisors are also available and have specialized expertise in the degree program specializations (major, minor, area of concentration or emphasis).

For more information on academic advising visit the Program Counselling & Advising page or the Undergraduate Academic Information Centre website