Fact Fridays - Episode 5: Why Choose a B.A. At Guelph?
By B.A. we mean Bachelor of Arts! These facts will definitely get you excited about pursuing a B.A. degree at Guelph!
FACT #1: HIST*1050 Invitation to History has the COOLEST topics.
This course is mandatory for ALL first year History majors and minors, and you get to select the topic that interests you the most out of the options – which vary per semester. For example, next years’ topics are:
- Licit and Illicit Drugs
- Polar Encounters
- Crime and Culture
Cool right? We know.
FACT #2: It’s SUPER easy to switch majors.
As we mentioned, U of G’s Bachelor of Arts degree is very flexible! This means that if you find that your interests lie elsewhere once you’ve started, it’s a simple task to switch into another major. You might take some electives in International Development or Criminal Justice & Public Policy and find that you want to learn more about these areas.
FACT #3: Minors are very popular.
With flexibility comes the opportunity to take a minor. And, there are SO many! This is something that you would declare when you’re here, but for now you should see what we have to offer.
NEW in fall 2016 is the Media & Cinema Studies minor. We’re stoked about it.
FACT #4: Say Hello to Lawrence Hill
You may have heard that U of G has welcomed author Lawrence Hill to its B.A. faculty. He will be teaching creative writing beginning in July! His award-winning novel, The Illegal, is even being made into a t.v. mini-series. So, who wouldn’t want to be taught by him?
We LOVE the arts!
Fact #5: UofG Has An Art Gallery RIGHT on Campus!
Fact #6: The Campus is Super Inspirational
In addition to witnessing the sculpture park on campus that displays creativity and passion, the historic and beautiful buildings, green spaces, greenhouses, and the people who support each other, learn from one another and who are driven to fight for causes they believe in will all surely inspire you in whatever area you're pursuing. UofG is motivation in itself.
FACT #7: EVERY Prime Minister with a formal university education has a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Each Prime Minister from 1896 to 2016 has held a B.A. degree, from Mathematics and Economics, to History and Sociology. The Prime Ministers prior to 1896 have a Bachelors’ or Doctors’ in Law (i.e. Sir John A. Macdonald, Wilfred Laurier, John Abbott), and those degrees are now considered B.A.’s in modern education.