Bachelor of Arts

Improve the Art of Thinking 

With 24 majors from which to choose, U of G’s Bachelor of Arts program is one of the most comprehensive and customizable in Canada. Select courses from an extensive list to shape your future on your own terms.

Fine and performing arts, humanities and social sciences make up the fabric of our cultural, social and historical framework. That framework is forever evolving. As a BA student you are encouraged to improve your own cultural experiences first and foremost. Travel and study internationally. Participate in events such as the internationally-renowned Guelph Jazz Festival. Study in Guelph and beyond. Explore Canada and the far corners of the earth. 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, a new take on ancient facts. Examine the 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

Combine different disciplines and take courses from other degree programs, and give yourself a broad understanding of a variety of topics. 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.

Courses You Could Take in Your First Year

  • 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? Checkout 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.


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