FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Following are answers to some of the most common questions about the Bachelor of Arts program at Mount Royal.

What does the Mount Royal Bachelor of Arts program offer?

Is the Mount Royal BA  recognized by universities across Canada if I wish to take graduate studies?

Where do I find out more about admission and applying to the Mount Royal BA program?

Do I need to know what major I want to take before I apply to the Mount Royal BA program?

What does the Mount Royal BA program cost?


Mount Royal’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) program

What does the Mount Royal Bachelor of Arts program offer?

In Fall 2008, Mount Royal launched a new four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. The program features a choice of seven majors, 24 minors and an honours stream in all of the majors.

Majors in Arts

  • Anthropology
  • Criminal Justice
  • 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.

Minors in Arts

  • 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
  • Policy Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Honours

The Mount Royal 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.

Is the Mount Royal BA  recognized by universities across Canada if I wish to take graduate studies?

Mount Royal is now a member of the Universities Canada (UC). Membership in the UC provides broad recognition of Mount Royal degrees within Canada’s university community.

Where do I find out more about admission and applying to the Mount Royal BA program? 

Learn more about the BA program and Admissions.

Do I need to know what major I want to take before I apply to the Mount Royal BA program?

If you are unsure of 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. Students must declare their major by the time they have completed ten courses toward their BA.

What does the Mount Royal BA program cost? 

Information on tuition and fees and the cost of books and supplies can be found on our Money Matters webpage.