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Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Admission Requirements

Program Benefits

 Flexible Career Pathways

Flexibility to change majors during your course to help you find your true path.

 Variable Course Selection

Sample courses from different programs, and even from across disciplines, to determine your unique area of focus.

 Gain Practical Experience

Put theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills to practice through experience-based learning opportunities.

 Enlightenment and Expertise

Develop the knowledge and skills from a faculty of acclaimed researchers and internationally celebrated experts to drive real-world impact.

Career Pathways

The hands-on experience and essential skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership will equip you to thrive in a variety of fields. 92.9% of our BA graduates are employed within 6 months — one of the highest employment rates among Ontario universities – including positions as experts in government, education, business, and more below:

Just a few career paths our graduates successfully pursue:

  • Communications Specialist
  • Education & Development Coordinator
  • Event & Sponsorship Specialist
  • Fraud Investigator
  • International Advisor
  • Talent Development Artist
  • Theatre Artistic Director
Romario Smith, Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art

 I’m most proud of my first solo art show on campus. Based on the anime TV series Sailor Moon, “To the Moon and Back” — a collection of paintings about how the show has affected Queer youth — reclaims Queer themes that were censored from the show when it was brought to North America.  

Romario Smith
Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art

Why a Bachelor of Arts?

Tackle Real-World Issues

Become an expert in reimagining possibilities for real-world problems in outreach, policy, research, art and more.

Drive Positive Impact

Whether on a global scale or in local communities, Arts provides various skills in synthesizing information, expressing ideas and strategic thinking to drive positive changes and impact and give you a competitive edge.

A Multitude of Majors

Choose from 26 majors and more than 60 minors in arts, humanities, science or business and shape your future on your own terms.

Honours Requirements

Choose from a variety of in-person and online courses with your 4-year Bachelor of Arts degree. You can add on one or more certificates in Business, Communication or Public Policy and Administration to gain a competitive edge.

Program Statistics

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Specialized Majors
Majors with Co-op Option
in student satisfaction - Maclean's Canadian Comprehensive University Rankings 2020
3 & 4
Year Degrees

Program Information


For more information about the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program, please visit our 2022-2023 Academic Calendar

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Last updated: December 6, 2022 16:17 EST