BA (General)

The Bachelor of Arts (General) degree provides a broad education in the arts. Students are required to complete 120 credit hours including a minimum of 60 credit hours of upper-division coursework. Ninety credit hours (including 30 credit hours at the upper level) must consist of Humanities and Social Science courses. For the purpose of the Bachelor of Arts (General) all courses from the following areas are considered Humanities or Social Science:

  • Anthropology
  • Arts
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental Planning
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • First Nations Studies
  • Global and International Studies
  • History
  • Northern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Social Work
  • Women's Studies

Coursework from Commerce, Geography, Health and Human Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management and Psychology has been approved on a case by case basis depending on its content. Please contact your program advisor for a list of approved courses in these areas.
The minimum requirement for completion of the Bachelor of Arts (General) is 120 credit hours.

Program Requirements
Lower-Division Requirement
Students must complete 54 credit hours of lower division (100- and 200-level) coursework.
Upper-Division Requirement
Students must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of upper division (300- and 400-level) coursework.
Elective and Academic Breadth
Elective credit hours as necessary to ensure completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours, including any additional credits necessary to meet the Academic Breadth requirement of the University (see Academic Regulation on Academic Breadth).
Minor Recommendation
Majors are not a component of the BA (General); however, students are strongly urged to include in their degree a completed minor from any of those programs within Arts or Social Sciences which offers a BA, or from the Philosophy minor: i.e., from the following list: 

Alternatively, students may complete a minimum of 18 credit hours from any of these programs.

Updated: July 11, 2023