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Liberal Arts (BA)

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Degree
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Major, Minor, Honours
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
3 to 4 years
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why study Liberal Arts?

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.

Program highlights

  • 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

Program structure

A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three to four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.


Program options

  • Honours in Liberal Arts* (60 credits)
  • Major in Liberal Arts (42 credits)
  • Minor in Liberal Arts (30 credits)

*Admission is to the major. Students may apply for a transfer to honours after completing 24 program credits.


Courses


Admission requirements

Minimum cut-off averages

  • Quebec CEGEP: DEC
  • High School: C+
  • University Transfers (internal/external): C
  • Bacc. français: 11
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26

Course requirements for admission

No specific courses required. However:


Additonal requirements for admission

  • Interview
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Liberal Arts College information package


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.

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:

  • Education
  • Writing
  • Advertising
  • Business communications
  • Publishing

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