Choose your field of study
Think about your personal interests, strengths, and the subjects you find most stimulating.
Choose your program
Most students in the Faculty of Arts are admitted into a Bachelor of Arts with Major, but you can be admitted into an Honours Bachelor, a Joint Bachelor, a Bachelor of Arts, or into a discipline-specific program (Fine Arts, Digital Journalism, Lettres françaises et éducation, Music, Public Relations).
Choose your program structure
Below, you will find information about our various program structures. If you are admitted to the University of Ottawa into a BA with Major, you will need to choose one of these program structures at the end of your first year. If you completed previous college or university studies and we’ve granted you advanced standing, you must choose a program structure from the list at the time of your initial registration.
Thinking about graduate studies in the future?
You have a variety of graduate programs to choose from such as diplomas, masters and doctoral degrees in our three main areas: Humanities, Languages and Literatures and Fine Arts. You don’t have to plan this now, but it’s good to have an eye on the future.
Thinking of going on to study Law, Management, or Education?
The Faculty of Arts helps you gain valuable skills that can prepare you for studies in:
Law: For example, Philosophy students’ scores on standardized admission tests such as the LSAT (for Law schools) are exceptionally high. Graduates from History and English programs also rank among the best LSAT scores.
Management: Philosophy graduates’ scores on the GMAT are also notably high.
Future teachers: Don’t forget the teachable subjects you need for the intermediate or senior level. Disciplines offered in the Faculty of Arts that count as teachable subjects include the following: English, English as a Second Language, French as a Second Language, Geography, History, Lettres françaises, Music, Religious Studies, Theatre and Visual Arts.