Bachelor of Humanities: Portfolio Package (Fall 2024)

Applying to the Humanities

Students with an admission average of 80 per cent or more may choose to submit a portfolio along with their application, but are not required to do so. Students with an admission average below 80 per cent must submit a portfolio in order to be considered for the program.

Portfolio package

The Bachelor of Humanities is Canada’s most comprehensive Great Books program. For centuries, the humanities—history, philosophy, literature, political theory, religion, and the arts—have provided the foundation for a rewarding Liberal Arts education. The ultimate aim of the Humanities curriculum is to produce graduates who are able to understand the world, to make free and well-informed judgments, and to contribute to civic life. In our courses you will develop the ability to analyze complex ideas, to undertake research, to engage in public speaking, and to write with precision and clarity. These valuable skills are excellent preparation for a wide range of careers.

Preparing your portfolio

If you are submitting a portfolio, it must include:

  1. One piece of critical writing between five and eight pages long.
  2. A three page personal statement.

For detailed information about these two pieces of writing, visit and scroll down.

Submitting your portfolio

Your portfolio should be mailed directly to the College of the Humanities by March 1.

Do you want more information? Call, write or email us at:

The College of the Humanities
Carleton University
300 Paterson Hall
11525 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa ON K1S 5B6
Tel: 613-520-2809
Fax: 613-520-3988

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