Tailor your BA degree with subjects you’re passionate about:
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.
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.
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.