area of study + practical experience + involvement + career planning = your futureAs a student in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) program, you can choose your major discipline from a diverse range of areas of study. You can explore one area of interest in depth, combine two areas, or earn a specialization in one aspect of your major discipline.

If you don’t know yet what you want to study, we have a BA Undeclared option that allows you to explore multiple fields before committing to one area of study.

Many of our programs offer the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience outside the classroom, either through co-operative (co-op) education, internships or field work.

Disciplines that offer co-op options:

  • Anthropology
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

No matter which area you choose to study or how the program is delivered, you will find that Carleton’s comprehensive, interdisciplinary and innovative Bachelor of Arts programs are excellent preparation for success in today’s complex world.

A great way to broaden your horizons and gain valuable experience is to study abroad for part of your degree. Carleton maintains exchange partnerships with more than 180 schools in over 30 countries, and some BA programs offer special opportunities for international experience.

For more information, download our BA view book (PDF).

Breadth Requirement

At Carleton, we believe that a well-rounded education should expose you to a range of disciplines and viewpoints. That is why most of our Bachelor of Arts programs have a “breadth” requirement.

What this means is that BA students must earn at least one credit from three of four broad areas:

  • Culture and Communication
  • Humanities
  • Science, Engineering and Design
  • Social Sciences