Bachelor of ArtsA Bachelor of Arts is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a courses taken that generally lasts three years in the UK or four years in North America, except for Quebec where the degree takes three years after graduation from a provincial CEGEP programme. This was also possible in Ontario until the elimination of OAC.
A Bachelor of Arts usually requires a student to take a majority of their courses (usually 1/2 or 3/4) in the arts, namely social sciences, humanities, music, or fine arts. Universities plan the Arts Bachelor degree as a liberal arts schedule.
A graduate of a Bachelor of Arts, receives the designation AB or B.A. for a major degree and AB (Hon.) or B.A. (Hon.) for an honours degree.
See also: Bachelor's degree