Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Why Arts?

Choose from more than 24 Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree programs at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Carey Doberstein
Arts professors such as Carey Doberstein help students thrive in a culture of intellectual exchange.

Program Options

Tailor your Bachelor of Arts degree with subjects you’re passionate about:


Psychology professor Zach Walsh
Forensic Psychology professor Zach Walsh

Top Professors

More than 130 experts teach Arts courses. Students have extraordinary access to their professors, who are connected across the globe.

  • Explore the psychology behind the justice system with professors such as Zach Walsh, who is Co-Director for the Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law.
  • Combine disciplines to understand society and the world in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). Professors such as Carey Doberstein show students the human side of politics.
  • Investigate issues of identity, power and justice in Cultural Studies taught by professors such as David Jefferess and Allison Hargreaves, who also host a monthly forum for public dialogue.
  • Explore the psychology behind the justice system with professors such as Zach Walsh. Exclusive to UBC Okanagan, we offer Canada’s only undergraduate concentration in Forensic Psychology.
  • Combine disciplines to understand society and the world in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). Professors such as Carey Doberstein show students the human side of politics.
  • Investigate issues of identity, power and justice in Cultural Studies taught by professors such as David Jefferess and Allison Hargreaves, who also host a monthly forum for public dialogue.

Arts Beyond
UBC's Go Global program has 150 international partners.

Learn Beyond the Classroom

Gain valuable experience. Study abroad or work in the community with fellow students.

  • Travel and see the world. International Relations student Tara McCarthy had a storybook experience while studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Design your educational experience. Blake Edwards double-majors in History and Political Science. Immersed in student clubs, he says “the opportunities to get involved have been limitless.”
  • Build your resumé in and out of class. Maranda Wilson got hooked on her English major by “awesome” professors. She’s also a budding journalist at the campus newspaper, The Phoenix.
  • Travel and see the world. International Relations student Tara McCarthy had a storybook experience while studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Design your educational experience. Blake Edwards double-majors in History and Political Science. Immersed in student clubs, he says “the opportunities to get involved have been limitless.”
  • Build your resumé in and out of class. Maranda Wilson got hooked on her English major by “awesome” professors. She’s also a budding journalist at the campus newspaper, The Phoenix.

Undergrad Research
Anthropology professor Christine Shreyer and student researcher David Lacho

Undergraduate Research in Arts

Follow your ideas and get a head start on your career with research.

  • Make a positive impact. Recent BA graduate David Lacho double-majored in French and Anthropology, using social media for dialect preservation in Quebec’s Magdalen Islands.
  • Get a financial boost. English and Creative Writing student Cole Mash won an Undergraduate Student Research Award for a biographical study that led to more opportunities to explore his passion for literature.
  • Work alongside UBC’s top experts. By doing so, undergrad Alysha Baker discovered applied forensic research and earned more than $100,000 in academic awards. Now she’s a PhD student specializing in experimental Psychology.
  • Make a positive impact. Recent BA graduate David Lacho double-majored in French and Anthropology, using social media for dialect preservation in Quebec’s Magdalen Islands.
  • Get a financial boost. English and Creative Writing student Cole Mash won an Undergraduate Student Research Award for a biographical study that led to more opportunities to explore his passion for literature.
  • Work alongside UBC’s top experts. By doing so, undergrad Alysha Baker discovered applied forensic research and earned more than $100,000 in academic awards. Now she’s a PhD student specializing in experimental Psychology.

Come See For Yourself!

Meet professors, talk to current students and experience Arts firsthand during Destination UBC, a weekend visit to campus.

Get a glimpse of student life at UBC's Okanagan campus.


 
 
Professor Hargreaves
Professor Allison Hargreaves (centre) and student Samantha Steenwyk in an outdoor North American Indigenous Literatures class.

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