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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, film and culture. Learn how to write and express yourself with clarity and style. Explore elements of storytelling in popular culture from graphic novels to modern fantasy and film, from indie to mainstream. Flex your creative writing muscle from poetry, fiction to non-fiction. Participate in field schools, student publications or community engaged projects.

Career possibilities

  • Writer
  • Researcher
  • Editor
  • Arts administrator
  • Education outreach coordinator
  • Library program coordinator
  • Corporate communicator
  • Social innovator

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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