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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

4 years

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Program highlights

Honours stream

Honours stream — pursue a specialized degree to assist in gradutate studies

Scholarship and bursary opportunities ― submit an application to receive recognition for your work

Optimize my courses — make the best course choices that will help you build the degree that fits your goals

Study historical and contemporary literature as well as popular culture, including graphic novels, comics, fantasy, sci-fi, crime and film. Try your hand at writing poetry, fiction and non-fiction and participate in field schools, student publications or community-engaged projects. Learn how to write and express yourself with clarity and style before working with English and Career Services to explore job futures.

Career possibilities

  • Professional communicator/researcher
  • Literary author
  • TV, film or video game scriptwriter
  • Professional editor
  • Publishing/literary agent
  • Non-profit PR and communications professional
  • Lawyer*
  • Teacher*

* additional education, experience and/or training required

Admission requirements and costs

Curriculum and courses


Information about program offerings, admission requirements and the application process can be answered by an admissions and recruitment specialist.

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Faculty of Arts

Mount Royal offers three bachelor's degrees out of the Faculty of Arts: The Bachelor of Interior Design, Bachelor of Arts — Criminal Justice and the Bachelor of Arts with majors in Anthropology, English, History, Policy Studies, Psychology and Sociology.

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