Why study Arts at UNB?

Bachelor Degrees, including concurrent programs

Interdisciplinary & interdepartmental programs

Subject areas in three disciplines


An Arts degree from UNB will expand your horizons & expose you to fascinating avenues that can lead to many types of careers.

Our small class sizes mean greater interaction between you, your instructors, and your peers. We accommodate a range of learning styles and use innovative teaching methods.

What program options are there?

Bachelor of

  • Arts (BA)
  • Applied Arts (BAA)
  • Arts and Science (BAS)

Concurrent Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (BA/BSc)
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Computer Science (BA/BCS)

The faculty offers numerous interdepartmental and certificate programs in addition to majors, honours, and minors.

Learn more using UNB's Academic Program Search or by visiting the Faculty of Arts website.

What makes Arts students unique?

Our students are engaged critical and creative thinkers. They are prepared for success in every field imaginable—law, public service, teaching, business, medicine, the arts and more.

The Faculty of Arts offers opportunity to travel, study, and explore another country though our Travel Study or Student Abroad exchange program.

Our Internship Program combines formal education with work placements in the community. These placements offer meaningful practical experience and help develop your academic, professional, and personal skills.

What do employers look for?

  • Research and analytical skills, creative and critical thinking abilities and computer and information literacy.
  • Communication skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability; ability to manage multiple projects.

What can I learn?

  • Leadership and management
  • Planning and organizing
  • Problem solving
  • Basic understanding of computer hardware and software, including word processing, spreadsheets and email.
  • Communication skills (written & oral)
  • Critical thinking
  • Analytical skills
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Research skills
  • Applied technical skills specific to your program, such as game design, film and drama production, archaeological & forensic lab experience, use of technology and software associated with research.
  • Proficiency in multiple languages

Where can I go after graduation?

  • Researcher
  • Broadcaster and Reporter
  • Translator
  • Writer
  • Student Engagement Officer
  • Civil Servant
  • MLAs and Government Officials
  • Archivists
  • Policy Analyst
  • Counsellor
  • Health Science Coordinator
  • Family Care Coordinator
  • Archaeologist
  • Graphic Designer  Web Content
  • Developer
  • 3D Artist and Animator
  • Filmmaker
  • Director of Creative Services
  • Project Manager
  • Economist
  • Labour Relations Communications and Marketing Officer
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Senior Administrator and Advisor
  • Marketing Analyst

How do I get the skills I need?

At UNB, there are many ways to succeed in your field of study and in your future career. For example, you can participate in the Co-Curricular Program. You can complete internships, co-ops, and field schools; participate in Work-study and similar opportunities; join and lead a student group with the Student Union (Fredericton) or Students’ Representative Council (Saint John); and find other ways to volunteer doing things that interest you.

Your skill development will be guided with the help of an academic advisor and other professionals in your program of study.

Explore what's relevant to you

These avenues will assist you with your career planning depending on where you are in your studies