Office Of The Dean

Dr. Balfour Spence

Acting Dean of Arts
Phone: 204 727-9701

Sally Mott

Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Arts
Phone: 204 727-9780

What to Study in the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts offers four-year honours, four-year combined honours, four-year major, and three-year major degrees. We recommend four-year degrees because their value is familiar and recognized across the country as well as internationally, and these degrees are required for admittance to most programs of further study, such as a Master’s degree.

The Faculty of Arts is home to 13 departments and 2 programs. You can study Anthropology, Business Administration, Drama, Economics, English & Creative Writing, Gender & Women’s Studies, History, Languages, Native Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Rural Development, Sociology, or Visual  and Aboriginal Art. We also offer Bachelor of Business Administration degrees as well as Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees; in Fine Arts you can major in Aboriginal Art, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, or Digital and Media Design. You might take advantage of our newest degrees in Public History, following the History Intensive Stream or the Media Arts Stream. You might choose to concentrate on Canadian Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies,  Music (Arts) or pursue a certificate in Justice Studies. You might explore multiple areas of self-expression with a degree in Creative Arts, or you could choose to do a Liberal Arts Distributed Major so that you can go on to Education to become an early or middle-years teacher. You can also get Bachelor of Arts degrees (or Bachelor of Science degrees) in Psychology, Geography, and Applied Disaster & Emergency Studies. The choices are many, so if you want some assistance to focus your studies, please contact a student advisor in Student Services, the Department Chair of the discipline that you find appealing, or the Dean of Arts. For degree requirements and course descriptions, see the current Undergraduate Calendar.

The Faculty of Arts at Brandon University also offers the opportunity to pursue a degree at the master’s level with the Master’s in Rural Development (MRD) as well as the Graduate Diploma in Rural Development. Please see the current Graduate Calendar for more information about this master’s program.

If you’re interested in information on how to apply to Brandon University, please contact our Admissions Office.

Questions about the Faculty of Arts may be directed to the Dean of Arts at