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Sharon Findlay, Bachelor of Arts, European Studies, Italian Studies minor. Avondale Alternative Secondary School, North York, ON.

Bachelor of Arts

Improve the Art of Thinking, Engagement and Collaboration 

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. Or concentrate on one area of interest and focus only on that. The choice is yours.

Go beyond the frame in a work of art. See how words shape the world and human experience in every language. Develop a well-crafted argument, or a new take on ancient facts. Examine structures of power. Pursue the possibilities for change. Engage with your culture, your interests, yourself.

Make a case. Make a career. Make a difference.

Majors and Minors

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.

Sample First Year Courses

  • European Cinema
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introductory Philosophy: Social & Political Issues
  • Reading the Contemporary World
  • The Modern World
  • Introductory Italian
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Understanding Politics
  • Major Writers
  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Musicianship
  • The Language of Media
  • Human Impact on the Environment

Curious about what other courses you'll take throughout your degree? Check out this program's Academic Calendar.


Estimated Cutoff Ranges

76-80% for all majors, except Criminal Justice and Public Policy (79-83%) and Psychology Co-op (84-89%).

Note: Estimated cutoff ranges are based on the admission averages from previous years and are provided solely as a point of reference. Exact cutoffs for the current cycle will be determined by the quantity and quality of applications received and the number of spaces available in the program. Co-op averages will often exceed the estimated cutoff ranges.

Our grads have worked here:

  • Maclean's magazine
  • Freedom 55
  • Special Effects team, The Shape of Water (Oscar winning film, 2018)
  • California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
  • Unicef
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Scotiabank, Analyst


You should hear what our students have to say! Watch our Student Profile Videos on our YouTube channel. 

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University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1