About arts

UNB Saint John studentsThe four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) at the University of New Brunswick Saint John offers courses in 14 programs.

As an Arts student, you can take classes from any of these programs in the first two years of study. The Faculty of Arts also offers a concurrent Bachelor of Education (BEd), which allows you to earn a BA in any discipline hand-in-hand with a BEd, a program that typically takes five years to complete.

Options abound

You will have a full range of traditional academic disciplines to choose from: economics, english, french, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.  UNB Saint John also offers unique, interdisciplinary programs in information and communication studies, international studies, and sport and exercise psychology.

Minor programs are available as well in cognitive neuroscience, comparative literature, criminal justice, gender studies, international development, linguistics, and psychosocial dimensions of sport.

If you find yourself torn between arts and science, you can include biology, math, and statistics courses as part of your arts degree.

In whatever program you choose, you will study a variety of subjects and learn about ideas and beliefs that have guided human beings and shaped civilizations for thousands of years. You will engage in research, writing, and the communication of ideas in a variety of ways.

After your degree

Ultimately, your Bachelor of Arts degree will provide an invaluable set of employability skills. Whether your goal is research and analysis, critical and creative thinking, computer and information literacy, the capacity for lifelong learning is ever present.

It can also provide a useful pathway to professional and leadership positions in a variety of contexts. This is why so many teachers, lawyers, physicians, bank managers, librarians, and those in careers in the creative arts, civil service, administration, and media often begin with a Bachelor of Arts degree.