As a Bachelor of Arts student, you'll learn to communicate clearly, argue logically, cultivate leadership and collaboration skills, and expand your world view.

Bachelor of Arts students learn to become problem solvers and innovative thinkers who approach issues with an open mind and think critically.

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.


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

One of the following must be completed:

  • a major + minor (most common)
  • a double or joint major
  • a general degree with three minors
  • a specialized degree with an honours (no minor required)
  • a major with aviation (no minor required)

Not sure about the difference between major, minor, and honours?

Program options

Student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts at Mount Allison can find programs of study in both arts and humanities, and social sciences.

Arts and humanities

Within the Faculty of Arts you'll 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 by approaching issues with new perspectives.


Programs in arts and humanities
Program Degree options
American Studies Major | Minor | Honours
Art History Major | Minor
Canadian Studies Major | Minor | Honours
Classical Studies Major | Minor | Honours
Community Engaged Learning Minor
Drama Studies Major | Minor
English Major | Minor | Honours
Fine Arts Major | Minor
French Studies Major | Minor | Honours
German Studies Minor
Greek Minor
Hispanic Studies Major | Minor
History Major | Minor | Honours
Japanese Studies Minor
Language and the Mind Minor
Latin Minor
Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Major | Honours
Museum and Curatorial Studies Minor
Music Major | Minor | Honours
Philosophy Major | Minor | Honours
Religious Studies Major | Minor | Honours
Screen Studies and Popular Culture Minor
Visual and Material Culture Studies Major | Minor | Honours
Women's and Gender Studies Major | Minor | Honours

Not sure about the difference between a major, a minor, an honours, and a certificate?

Social sciences

Within the Faculty of Social Sciences you'll examine human culture and society using scientific methods.

Courses examine how people interact with their environment and each other through economic, political, religious, gender, and kinship systems.


Programs in social sciences
Programs Degree options
Canadian Public Policy Major | Minor
Commerce Major | Minor | Honours
Economics Major | Minor | Honours
Environmental Studies Major | Minor | Honours
Geocomputing Major
Geography Major | Minor | Honours
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Minor
International Economics and Business Minor
International Politics Minor
International Relations Major | Honours
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Major | Honours
Political Science Major | Minor | Honours
Sociology Major | Minor | Honours

Not sure about the difference between a major, a minor, an honours, and a certificate?

Other options for BA majors

Among the benefits of a Mount Allison education are the interdisciplinary opportunities in every degree and program.

Although the following programs may fall under the Faculty of Science, they offer the option of a earning a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts.


Other options for majors for our Bachelor of Arts
Programs Degree options
Cognitive Science major/honours Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Computer Science major/honours Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Computer Science and Economics Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Computer Science and Mathematics honours Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Computer Science and Music joint major Bachelor of Arts
Economics and Mathematics honours Bachelor of Arts
Mathematics major/honours Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Psychology major/honours Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science

“There’s the whole typical Mount A narrative of community and family and that it’s such a special place, but here’s the thing — it’s all true. It was such a formative experience in making me who I am and really shaping and molding me as a professional, as an academic, as an adult. The relationships I made at Mount Allison really made me the person I am today.”

David Spence ('19)
BA, Religious Studies and Political Science
Anti-Corruption Specialist, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime

Distribution requirements

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.

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Arts and letters
  • Art history
  • Drama Studies
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Visual and Material Culture Studies
  • Canadian Studies
  • Community Engaged Learning
  • Classics
  • Greek
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Latin
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Visual and Material Culture Studies
  • Women's and Gender Studies
Social sciences
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology


Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)

Mount Allison offers a Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) in Interdisciplinary Health Studies. The degree draws on concepts from across the life sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

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