Bachelor of Arts

Improve the art of thinking, engagement and collaboration.

You don’t want just any arts degree. You want one that will give you the career advantage. Choose from 25 majors and 56 minors in arts, humanities, science or business. Add one of 11 business minors and you will not only shape your future on your own terms but you’ll prepare yourself for the job market and your dream career!

92.9% of BA grads are employed within 6 months —one of the highest employment rates of Ontario universities!

As a BA student, you'll have most of your classes in the MacKinnon Building. In the heart of campus, it's home to the performing arts and the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation.

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The Arts and Business Double Feature

Add business savvy to your arts degree! Add a minor from the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics to gain knowledge that will open doors to launch your career. Pair your major with a business-focused minor to enhance your skills in communication, problem-solving, leadership and more!

Business Minors:

  • accounting,
  • business,
  • business data analytics,
  • business economics,
  • economics,
  • entrepreneurship,
  • human resources,
  • international business,
  • marketing,
  • project management,
  • sport and event management,
  • sustainable business.

Lang offers a focus on responsible and sustainable business practices that helps you conceptualize how modern businesses shape our world and improve communities. We champion the United Nation's responsible initiative through impactful research. 

Minors provide opportunities to work on real-world problems through case-studies, community projects, and more. A minor in human resources or project management can kick-start your professional certification in these areas.

Sample First Year Courses

  • European Cinema
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introductory Philosophy: Social & Political Issues
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Introductory Italian
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Understanding Politics
  • Fundamentals of Arts Management
  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Amadeus to Zepplin: Music and Culture I
  • The Language of Media
  • Understanding Development and Global Inequalities
  • Food, Poverty and Hunger

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

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

75-80% for all majors, except Criminal Justice and Public Policy and Psychology (80-85%).

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
  • California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Smithsonian Institution


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