Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

At Carleton, you can structure your BA according to what you want to achieve. You can pursue an intensive four-year Honours degree or a three-year General program. You can choose a minor subject to complement your major subject and you can, in certain cases, pursue a concentration or a specialization—a set of courses directed towards a designated area of expertise. If you are interested in two fields of study, you may be able to pursue them in a combined program. In our BA programs, you are given plenty of opportunity to hone your research, writing and presentation skills—skills that are all highly valued by future employers. Many programs also offer work-study options including co-op and field placements.

What makes Carleton’s BA program special? We offer a variety of options that makes our BA ideal for students wishing to expand both their intellectual horizons and their range of potential career paths: First-year Seminars (FYSMs) get you away from lecture hall and into small classes with fewer than 30 students; and the BA Undeclared option allows you to explore your academic options and find your own path in your first year.

Please note: Carleton is no longer offering the ArtsOne program. However, all new Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Cognitive Science students, regardless of major, are encouraged to enrol in a First-Year Seminar (FYSM) in their first year (4.0 credits of registration). FYSMs are small classes (maximum 30 students) that are designed to give you the opportunity to discuss and research topics of interest in a core subject area and to develop critical reading, research and writing skills. You will have the opportunity to learn in a seminar environment that is usually only accessible to third or fourth-year students.

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