Carleton University

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Humanities (Great Books)

Carleton University

Faculty:College of the Humanities
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,261
International: $30,389


In the Bachelor of Humanities, students read the world’s most influential books and explore the world’s most exciting ideas in art, philosophy, history, literature, classics, music, religion and science.

In this interdisciplinary Liberal Arts program, students study the world’s greatest ideas, books, and art works produced by thinkers from the span of recorded world history— from ancient Mesopotamia to modern America. The emphasis of the program is on ideas, explored through small discussion groups and writing assignments. The typical Humanities student loves to read, and is excited about sharing ideas with students and professors.

The Bachelor of Humanities can take you anywhere you want to go. Humanities students graduate with outstanding research, writing, and communications skills, and they normally rise very quickly in their chosen professions. Humanities students can ask to be paired with a professional mentor and can gain insight into the workplace before they graduate. Graduates may go on to rewarding careers in law, journalism, teaching, medicine, business, policy analysis, foreign service, international relations, public service, writing and research.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 84
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 60]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
Admission to the program is based on demonstrated scholarly achievement and potential. Students with an admission average of 80% or more may choose to submit a portfolio along with their application, but are not required to do so. The portfolio allows the admissions committee to make a more accurate judgment in cases where a student's admissions average is not a good measure of his or her academic ability.

The portfolio is due to the College of Humanities directly by March 1st.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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