Developing skills for the 21st century
Now more than ever, the world needs thinkers, communicators, professionals and artists solving complex problems and adapting to thechangingneeds of today’s work environment.
Covering a broad scope of the humanities, languages and literatures, and fine arts, our programs help students develop important skills that will never go out of style, such as critical and analytical thinking, project planning and execution, effective communication, creative problem-solving, international awareness and openness to the world, and leadership.
Today’s employers are seeking university graduates who have these skills. What you learn during your studies at the Faculty of Arts will increase both your employability and your ability to tackle the 21st century’s challenges with confidence.
Learn more about career prospects related to your program of study
A degree that reflects who you are
The Faculty of Arts offers a hundred of English-language and French-language undergraduate programs in over 40 disciplines as well as over 30 graduate programs including diploma, master's and PhD programs. Our programs allow you to create a unique degree that matches your personal interests and career ambitions. Take courses in a variety of interesting areas and combine subjects to get the most out of your education.
Looking for more opportunities to stand out?
- Enroll in one of our 7 CO-OP programs. Gain professional experience through paid work placements with employers in the National Capital Region and around the world.
- Take advantage of studying at the world’s largest bilingual (English-French) university! uOttawa offers 17 programs with French Immersion Studies.
- See the world and your program of study in a new light by studying in another country as part of an international exchange.
- Learn, while contributing to stronger communities locally, nationally and internationally by participating to the Centre for Global and Community Engagement programs.
Personalized support and attention
Balancing full-time studies with part-time work, volunteer opportunities and social engagements can be stressful, especially for new students.
The Faculty of Arts offers several support programs for first-year students as they transition to university life. Our commitment to improving the undergraduate experience, from their first day on campus to graduation, ensures that more students are happy, healthy and successful, both in and out of the classroom.
- Getting ahead with Summer Orientation
- Student Mentoring Centre—peer support and tutoring by students, for students
- A team of dedicated academic advisors and assistants.