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Humanities, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
This Humanities program offered by Simon Fraser University prepares you for life in a multicultural society, encouraging critical and innovative thinking. 
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Overview

The Humanities program at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is offered as a major, a minor, and a joint major with English; French; History; Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies; or Philosophy.

The program also offers languages through the Language Training Institute, and certificates in religious studies and in medieval and Renaissance studies.

In this interdisciplinary program, you will learn to pose questions central to understanding the human condition. The study of humanities covers a broad range of ideas and subjects, from the classical era to the modern day, and from Ancient Greece to Modern Germany.

Career Opportunities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Analyst
  • Critic
  • Editor
  • Educational Researcher
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Institutional Researcher/Historian
  • Instructional Media Specialist
  • Journalist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Humanities
  • Classical Mythology
  • Western Civilization from the Ancient World to the Reformation Era
  • Introduction to Religious Studies
  • Great Texts: Ancient World to Renaissance
  • Great Texts: Renaissance to Modernity
  • Great Texts: Asian Thought and Literature
  • Humanities Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Students must arrange to send official transcripts of academic records from all schools and colleges attended to Simon Fraser University. Replaceable documents will not be returned. Irreplaceable documents will be returned to the student personally, on request. If the student’s documents are not in either English or French, Simon Fraser University may require an official translation, certified by an educational official of the student’s country, an official of a Canadian Education Centre, or a Canadian consular or embassy official. 

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    979 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    195 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 195 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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