FAQs

Frequently asked questions

The following are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the Bachelor of Arts (BA) program at Mount Royal University.

MajorsIn Fall 2008, Mount Royal launched a new four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. The program features a choice of majors, minors and an honours stream, in all areas except Bachelor of Interior Design.

Bachelor of Arts — Majors

  • Anthropology
  • English
  • History
  • Policy Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

If you are unsure of which major you wish to take, you can apply without declaring a major. This lets you take courses across a broad range of disciplines before choosing your major. While students may declare their major at any time during their first two years of study, they are required to declare a major once they reach ten courses toward the BA degree.

Bachelor of Arts — Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Interior Design

Minors

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Canadian Studies
  • Creative Writing 
  • Economics 
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • Finance and Economics 
  • French
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Business and Economics
  • Linguistics
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  •  Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Honours

The Bachelor of Arts offers an honours stream, in most majors, to help prepare you for studies at the graduate or professional level. Core BA program requirements are augmented with additional work in your subject. You can apply for honours in:

  • Anthropology
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • History
  • Policy Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

To be eligible for the honours stream, you will need to achieve a specific grade point average (GPA) during your first twenty courses in the program. You should discuss this with an Academic Advisor who can provide information on the GPA required for the major that interests you.

Mount Royal University is a member of Universities Canada. This membership provides broad recognition of Mount Royal degrees within Canada’s university community.
If you're unsure which major you wish to take, you can apply without declaring a major. As an undeclared student, you can take a broad range of courses to see what interests you. You must declare your major by the time you have completed ten courses toward your Bachelor of Arts degree.

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