Bachelor of Arts students learn to become problem solvers and innovative thinkers who approach issues with an open mind, think critically, and are ready to turn words into action.

You learn to communicate clearly, argue logically, and see yourself as part of a larger global community.

Graduates with a degree in Arts are well equipped to move on to graduate and professional schools, such as law, medicine, education, and dentistry, or to enter into the competitive job market.

Programs of study

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts at Mount Allison can find programs of study in both Arts and Humanities, and Social Sciences.


English professor teaching Intro to Poetry.Within the Faculty of Arts you examine how the human experience has been understood and expressed throughout history. Courses examine some of life's most fundamental questions, expanding your horizons and fueling your imagination as you learn to approach issues with fresh perspectives. The primary goal of all instruction in the Faculty of Arts is to help you develop the critical skills, creative independence of thought, and self-knowledge necessary to become informed citizens.

Arts and Humanities at Mount Allison:

*Available as a minor only


Environmental studies field trip.Within the Faculty of Social Sciences you examine human culture and society using scientific methods. Programs within the Faculty of Social Sciences study how people interact with their environment and each other through economic, political, religious, gender, and kinship systems. 

You will consider questions like: How do different groups define justice and democracy? How do we explain similarities and differences among human cultures? How is inequality structured within and between societies?

Social Sciences at Mount Allison: 

*Available as a minor only

Mathematics class at Mount Allison.Other options
Among the benefits of a Mount Allison education are the interdisciplinary opportunities in every degree or program. Other options of majors or minors for our Bachelor of Arts:

Distribution credits

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at Mount Allison will learn how to take an interdisciplinary approach to important issues by taking courses from outside their program of study through distribution requirements.

Students must complete six credits (two courses) in each of four categories:

  • Arts – Canadian studies, drama, English, Fine Arts, languages, Music
  • Humanities – classics, history, philosophy, religious studies
  • Natural science – biology, biochemistry, computer science, environmental science, math, physics, psychology
  • Social world – economics, environmental studies, political science, sociology, women's and gender studies

In order to qualify for a Bachelor of Arts degree, students must complete 120 credits.

For more details, see the Mount Allison Academic Calendar.