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Arts (Honours)

Become a creative problem-solver by studying across disciplines in the social sciences and humanities to explore different and complementary ways of thinking

Are you drawn to social sciences or humanities, but unsure which program you should apply to? The Honours Arts path at Trent is geared towards students like you, who want to explore a few different areas of study before declaring a major or joint-major in second year. Start your university experience through this first-year pathway and you’ll have the flexibility to combine different disciplines and take courses from programs across the humanities and social sciences.

Program Paths

Start in Honours Arts in first year and move into the humanities or social sciences program of your choice in second year – English, History, Economics, Anthropology, Media Studies, International Development… the choice is yours.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A. (Honours)


  • Durham GTA
  • Peterborough

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  • Develop your skills as a thoughtful, critical, and effective communicator through discussion-based lectures led by professors who are leading authors, artists, and researchers
  • Get hands-on experience in courses that allow you to put your creativity to use at Trent, in the community, and beyond
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"You get the hands on feel of workshops and learning how to use practical technology."

Josh White

Popular Courses:

  • Gods, Heroes, Monsters
  • Introduction to the Integrated Arts
  • Making a Scene
  • Gender Matters: Issues and Contexts
  • Ten Days That Shook the World
  • Critical Thinking
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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