Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Why choose a bachelor's degree in Arts?

With a bachelor's degree in Arts, you will become an expert in reimagining solutions to real-world problems that professional policy makers, researchers, communicators, and artists grapple with daily. In this program, you will learn new ways to process information, express your ideas, and analyze issues to affect positive change in your local community and on a global scale.

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

Select a variety of in-person and online courses when you enroll in this 4-year degree program. You can also add on one or more certificates in Business, Communication or Public Policy and Administration to gain a competitive edge. Learn more about our certificate programs.

To see all courses offered in this degree, visit our Academic Calendar.


Benefits of having a bachelor's degree in Arts

 Flexible Career Pathways

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

 Variable Course Selection

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

 Gain Practical Experience

Apply your theoretical knowledge through experience-based learning opportunities such as undertaking projects to improve your community, joining a student group in a working capacity or working with regional organizations.

  Learn from Internationally Celebrated Experts  

Renowned in their fields, our faculty of acclaimed researchers will foster your creativity and inspire you to drive real-world impact.

What can you do with a bachelor's degree in Arts?

92.9% of our BA graduates are employed within 6 months — one of the highest employment rates among Ontario universities.

Your hands-on experience in this program will encourage you to develop problem-solving, project management, leadership, and most importantly, communication skills which will equip you to thrive in a variety of fields including:

  • Government
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Politics
  • Performing arts
  • Business
  • Event management

Careers you can pursue with a Bachelor of Arts degree:

  • Communications Specialist
  • Education & Development Coordinator
  • Event & Sponsorship Specialist
  • Fraud Investigator
  • International Advisor
  • Talent Development Artist
  • Theatre Artistic Director

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Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art

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Last updated: July 3, 2024 13:40 EDT