A Faculty of Arts student.

This is the place where creative minds and critical thinkers unite. Collaborate with peers and professors as you explore the diversity of the human experience and shine new light on age-old questions.

Whether you’re in Accounting and Financial Management, Global Business and Digital Arts, or one of 23 honours majors, you’ll benefit from the variety of academic departments you’ll interact with and the different perspectives they offer.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree, you’ll graduate with the expertise employers need and the hands-on experience they want, thanks to co-op terms, career-focused minors, study abroad opportunities, and experiential education certificates. 

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Related: How to choose a program in the Faculty of Arts

800+courses in 59 different subjects
35%of honours students add a second major and/or a minor to their degree to broaden their studies
90partner universities offer international study exchanges to Arts students 

 
 
 

Beyond Voluntourism

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Meet Ruth. She’s in the Honours Arts and Business program, double majoring in political science and history. For one of her paid internships, Ruth travelled to the Philippines to work for a non-profit and wrote a case study examining an urban development project in the slums of Baseco.

Ruth participated in day-to-day gatherings within the community to figure out which tactics were working, so that those actions could be replicated elsewhere. For Ruth, it was all about creating positive change for a community in need. 

Beyond leadership

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Meet Amy. She double majored in English and economics. During her paid internships, Amy worked as a Junior Economist, performing short-term policy analysis, and as a Marketing Associate at a prominent tech company, creating marketing campaigns, enewsletters, and in-store events.

But these weren’t the only titles Amy earned while in school. She served as Co-President of the Improv Club, Arts and Business Society Co-President, Entrepreneurship Society VP of Marketing, and Orientation Week Leader. She also rounded out her university career as one of the Summer 2017 valedictorians.

 

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