BACHELOR OF ARTS: These degree programs require students to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours (normally 40 courses) and generally take four years to complete. During their studies students will examine culture, thought, prehistory and history, human interactions and the social and natural forces that constantly transform our society. Students gain the critical-thinking, analytical and communication skills needed to succeed and adapt in a changing world through the study of a major and minor (see following page for complete listing of available majors).
JOINT DEGREES OF BACHELOR OF ARTS AND BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (CO-OPERATIVE) – Offered in conjunction with the Faculty of Business Administration, students concurrently complete the bachelor of commerce (co-operative) requirements and focus non-business electives on an area of specialization in accordance with a bachelor of arts degree.
Students may apply for admission into the Faculty of Arts directly from high school by indicating bachelor of arts as their program choice on the university application. They may choose their intended major at the time of application or they may wish to explore the many different options and declare a major in their second or third year of study. Direct entry into the faculty from high school is subject to the applicant meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University (for general admission information visit www.mun.ca/undergrad).
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Students may choose a minor area of study from any of the majors listed above, or from the following:
Diploma and certificate programs offer students an option to complement their deegree with in-depth knowledge and practical experience in a variety of specializations:
ArtsWorks provides arts students with the opportunity to bridge classroom learning with practical application of skills to ease transition from university to post-graduate opportunities. Students learn the latest job seeking and networking skills and get expert instruction in resumé writing and interview techniques.
The Writing Centre offers free services for students who want help with their writing. Staffed by students trained as writing tutors, The Writing Centre offers one on one tutoring to all Memorial University students.
Whether you are having trouble putting your thoughts on paper or you just aren’t sure if that period is in the right place, The Writing Centre can help!
Head stArts is a one-day pre-orientation program designed to answer questions about university and assist students in starting off on the right foot in the Faculty of Arts.
Arts degrees can take students in many directions. The skills developed when studying social sciences and humanities are invaluable to many types of employers. Students and potential students should feel free to contact the career development co-ordinator for the Faculty of Arts for further advice.
An arts degree is flexible and puts graduates on the road to various careers. There are innumerable careers that can stem from an arts degree, so don't limit yourself!
Almost 30 per cent of Memorial University alumni have an arts degree.
The Faculty of Arts currently has five Canada Research Chairs, in Aboriginal studies, archaeology, geography, history, and linguistics.
An arts degree is great preparation for whatever life throws at you.