Faculty of Arts

Student working with skeletal remains in forensic anthropology
Image
Handshake icon
80% of employers surveyed say co-op and internship students are a source of new talent and potential future employees
Image
Guitar icon
There are approximately 2,550 new job openings expected for musicians and singers in BC by 20255
Image
Globe icon
27.5% of the BC population speaks a language other than English or French

Undergraduate Programs

Other degrees prepare you for the known; an arts degree prepares you for the unknown. A well-rounded liberal arts education will give you a solid foundation in creative and critical thinking for life. Explore social and cultural issues through the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts in experiential programs.

Anthropology

  • Bachelor of Arts–Major
  • Minor
  • Associate of Arts Degree

Arts

  • Bachelor of Arts–Double Minor
  • Diploma
  • Certificate

Asian Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts–Major
  • Minor
  • Associate of Arts Degree

Counselling

  • Minor

Creative Writing

  • Bachelor of Arts–Major
  • Minor
  • Associate of Arts Degree

Criminology

  • Bachelor of Arts–Major (Honours)
  • Minor
  • Associate of Arts Degree
  • Diploma
  • Certificate

Education Assistant

  • Certificate

KPU's undergraduate English requirement; approximately 100 hours of successful experience volunteering or working with children or youth, preferably in schools (applicants must submit two letters from employers or responsible persons in the community indicating the hours of experience completed); attendance at an information session; criminal record review

English

  • Bachelor of Arts–Major
  • Minor
  • Associate of Arts Degree

Fine Arts

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts–Visual Arts
  • Diploma
  • Certificate

General Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts–Major
  • Associate of Arts Degree
  • Diploma

Geography

  • Bachelor of Arts, Applied Geography
  • Minor
  • Associate of Arts Degree

History

  • Bachelor of Arts–Major
  • Minor
  • Associate of Arts Degree

Indigenous Community Justice

  • Minor

Journalism

  • Bachelor of Journalism (Honours)
  • Minor

Language and Cultures

  • Minor

Music

  • Bachelor of Music in Musical Arts
  • Associate of Arts Degree
  • Diploma

Diploma program: KPU's undergraduate English requirement; audition/interview; satisfactory score on the KPU Music Placement Test

Non-Governmental Organizations and Nonprofit Studies

  • Certificate

Philosophy

  • Bachelor of Arts–Major (Honours)
  • Minor
  • Associate of Arts Degree

Policy Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts–Major
  • Minor

Political Science

  • Bachelor of Arts–Major
  • Minor
  • Associate of Arts Degree

Psychology

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts - Psychology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Major (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science - Applied Psychology (Honours)
  • Minor
  • Associate of Arts Degree

Sociology

  • Bachelor of Arts–Major
  • Minor
  • Associate of Arts Degree

Legend

Start Dates
  • Fall (September)
  • Spring(January)
  • Summer (May)
  • Start Date Varies
Courses Available At
  • KPU Civic Plaza
  • KPU Langley
  • KPU Richmond
  • KPU Surrey
  • KPU Tech
  • Online
Format
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Practicum, work experience, or co-op
  • This program accepts a limited number of applicants and/or may have additional entry requirements

Image
Sarah Strachan

"What got me interested in anthropology was the discovery that I don’t know my own Indigenous culture. I wanted to explore that and chose KPU because I felt like the instructors actually cared and wanted me to succeed."

Sarah Strachan, Anthropology Student

Image
Rawia Inaim

"My educational experience at KPU was completely personalized. I knew I wanted to go to graduate school so I finished my degree program in 3 years instead of 4."

Rawia Inaim, English & History Alumna, Learning Centre Assistant