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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

4 years

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Program highlights

Honours stream

Honours program — further explore and gain expertise in your selected field.

Optimize my courses — make the best course choices that will help you build the degree that fits your goals

Minor in Peace and Conflict Studies ― learn about the political, social, economic and cultural structures and forces underpinning war and violence, and explore paths to establish and build peace

Research opportunities — get engaged in innovative research projects and link to Department Research Centres and Lab

Focus on instruction — interact in small classes and labs with instructors who are passionate about their disciplines


Engage in the study of society and cultural life to better understand social structures, human interaction and social change. Learn sociological research methods and theories with a focus on social justice, diversity and inequality.

Career possibilities

  • Human or social services officer
  • Emergency management consultant
  • Social data and policy analyst
  • Institutional and/or market survey researcher
  • Community outreach coordinator
  • Indigenous community liaison
  • Guidance counsellor
  • International development analyst

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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