Whether you're applying to university, preparing to graduate, or somewhere in between, we're here to help you navigate your education.

A Waterloo Arts education challenges you to become a free thinker and life-long learner. The courses you take will have you arguing your point, organizing and summarizing your ideas, as well as learning and developing new concepts and applying new theories. You’ll be able to tackle today’s tough questions and examine the world around you in a whole new way.

You'll have opportunities to volunteer, meet new people through student organizations, and take your studies overseas for international exchange. Your path is up to you and the choices you make will help shape your life at university, and ultimately, your career.

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Hey, are you looking to apply to a program in Arts? Visit the University of Waterloo Admissions website for an in-depth look at our programs and how to navigate the admissions process.

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Majors, minors and diplomas

Discover the wide variety of programs and options you can take in Waterloo Arts

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Take your learning to the workplace and get up to two years paid experience

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International exchange

Broaden your worldview an earn credit towards your degree

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Arts Undergraduate Office

Find support for completing your Arts degree and connect with an advisor

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BA requirements

Find out what courses you need to complete your degree

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Course selection

Learn how and when to select your courses for the upcoming term

Arts First

Build the skills you need for success in a hands-on, small class environment.

Arts First focuses on foundational competencies in communication and analysis during your first year at university. Choose from a wide variety of topics for ARTS 130 - Inquiry and Communication and ARTS 140 - Information and Analysis.

Learn more about the Arts First program

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