A liberal arts education equips you for life. The Liberal Arts College teaches you to think critically, enhance your communication skills, and become a more resourceful, innovative and self-confident person.
You’ll join a small community of scholars to study great works in carefully constructed seminars. We aim to foster an intimate intellectual community by providing a rich student experience with activities, projects and trips.
You’ll attend coffee hours as well as formal dinners; be invited to put on talent shows, publish a journal of academic and creative work, attend galleries and concerts in Montreal as part of your classroom activities; and travel to New York City to visit museums.
The Major in Liberal Arts is designed so you may pursue our honours program. It can also be easily combined with another arts or science major. We guarantee this program will challenge your worldview and provoke critical reflection on where you stand.
This program features a rich student experience, including a trip to New York City, regular coffee hours, an annual talent show and theme weekend, theatre production, a literary journal and more. Read the story
United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available for the Fall Term only.
March 1 (applicants from Canada)* February 1 (applicants from outside Canada)
November 1 (applicants from Canada)** September 1 (applicants from outside Canada)
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
After your degree
Our graduates have gone on to a variety of academic careers in teaching and research and have won scholarships for graduate study at the world’s most prestigious universities. Our program also opens up many career paths in art, law, politics, the media, humanitarian work, entrepreneurship and culture, including:
Immerse yourself in the words of past poets or contemporary thinkers. With every turn of the page you have the opportunity to imagine and reflect on lives and worlds different from your own experience, and challenge your assumptions about the meaning of morality and the world from new and unanticipated perspectives.