Bachelor of Arts (General) University of Manitoba Undergraduate
Many university students begin their studies with a Bachelor of Arts degree. A solid foundation in liberal arts can provide you with the practical skills for a particular job or may prepare you to move on to a graduate or professional school.
Many see earning a BA as the best way to position themselves for today’s global economy. Indeed, the analytical, creative, communication, and problem-solving skills that come with the multidisciplinary approach of an arts degree can prepare you for a future rich with opportunities.
As an undergraduate student, you will benefit in the classroom from the wide-ranging research expertise of our faculty, many of whom receive international recognition for their work.
The Faculty of Arts offers one three-year and two four-year undergraduate degree programs.
- BA General (3 years) – This program is particularly suited to students who wish to seek employment or enter a professional academic program following graduation from Arts.
- BA Advanced (4 years) – Students select a major and a minor program of study or a double major in lieu of a minor.
- BA Honours (4 years) – Students do not complete a major and a minor, but rather an honors subject, or two subjects for the double honors program. This is the preferred program for students looking to pursue graduate studies.
Areas of Study Options
- Art History
- Asian Studies
- Canadian Studies
- Catholic Studies*
- Central and East European Studies
- English, Theatre, Film & Media
- French, Spanish, and Italian*
- German and Slavic Studies (Polish*)
- Global Political Economy
- Icelandic Language and Literature
- Judaic Studies*
- Labour Studies
- Latin American Studies*
- Medieval and Early Modern Studies
- Indigenous Studies (formerly Native Studies)
- Political Studies
- Sociology and Criminology
- Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Studies
- Women’s and Gender Studies
*Minor Option Only
Arts Co-operative Education Program
The Faculty of Arts Co-operative Education Program is an excellent way for students to enhance their classroom learning with on-the-job experience. Students in history, labor studies, political studies, and psychology can alternate regular academic terms with paid, full-time employment.