Arts & Humanities

Arts & Humanities

University of King's College

Begin your Arts degree with the Foundation Year Programme (FYP), which provides a unique opportunity to bridge the many disciplines that have contributed to Western thought. You will have FYP lectures 4 days a week with Tuesdays free for your elective. FYP counts for four of your five first year credits; typically, you would take one elective either through King’s or Dalhousie.

Majors and Honours

After first-year, you can move into a major or honours degree in any of the programs offered by Dalhousie’s and King’s shared Faculty of Arts and Social Science and the King’s Honours Programmes.   

King’s and Dalhousie together deliver unmatched depth and variety. This academic inter-mingling of the two universities present a unique opportunity for specialization  and focus that will distinguish your undergraduate degree.   

You can specialize in these subjects by pursuing a major or honours:

* Available as combined honours
▴ Available as (single-subject) concentrated honours
† Available as co-op degrees (completion takes four to four and a half years)
‡ Available as double major


You can choose from more than 75 minors to complement your degree.

King’s offers minors in each of its honours subjects:

Minor in Journalism Studies

Curiosity, a willingness to ask questions, and a desire to find and tell stories–these are the building blocks for those who want to study journalism.

Minor in Contemporary Studies

Understand the contemporary world by choosing from a wide range of courses in the areas of social and political thought, science and culture, and aesthetics, literature and literary theory, and film.

Minor in Early Modern Studies

Engage in an interdisciplinary exploration of the birth of the modern world.

Minor in History of Science and Technology

Studying science through this humanities-based approach demonstrates your seriousness to engage with one of the dominant paradigms of our time.

Find out more: Visit the King’s Honours Programmes, School of Journalism, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie to browse degree options.

“I don't think I've ever been somewhere where you can go to the bar and talk Euclid geometry. King’s is probably the one place that lets you explore things. I didn’t know I could study [astronautical] history.”

Amy Teitel
Amy Teitel

Blogger, Vintage Space, Arts & Humanities, '08

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