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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

4 years

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Program highlights

Honours stream

Honours program — get more extensive exposure to the knowledge and practice of the discipline.

Scholarship and bursary opportunities — submit an application to receive recognition for your work

Optimize my courses — navigate your options with your program advisor

Enhance your degree — work with your program advisor to determine which one of our more than 50 minors fits your goals


Gain the scientific foundation and critical thinking skills that will give you insight into how people perceive the world and interact with others. Discover how social, cognitive and biological factors affect and are affected by the development of typical and atypical behaviour from infancy through old age.

Career possibilities

  • Health or human services worker
  • Counsellor
  • Research analyst
  • Psychologist*
  • Marketing or public relations officer
  • Hospice coordinator
  • Government researcher
  • Technical writer

* additional education, experience and/or training required

Admission requirements and costs

Curriculum and courses


Information about program offerings, admission requirements and the application process can be answered by an admissions and recruitment specialist.

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Faculty of Arts

Mount Royal offers three bachelor's degrees out of the Faculty of Arts: The Bachelor of Interior Design, Bachelor of Arts — Criminal Justice and the Bachelor of Arts with majors in Anthropology, English, History, Policy Studies, Psychology and Sociology.

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