Liberal Arts

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
25.80 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:

English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants)

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:

4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:

Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
B+ average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: English
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
  • ACT, or 
  • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (in any two different subjects)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

Liberal Arts offers a broad, non-specialist undergraduate education in the humanities. Our program is uniquely tailored to a research-intensive university.

You will experience a classical liberal arts education that focuses on global perspectives and acknowledges diversity and difference. This program will teach you new ways of engaging critically with the liberal arts as you explore diverse topics, from art, literature and history, to sexuality, politics and religion.

Students in this program pursue a minor in a language program, which helps to broaden your perspective and results in a truly well-rounded degree.

You will explore cultural works and thought coming from a range of societies and historical periods. Choose from three streams to delve into your interests:

  • Literature and the arts (including theatre and architecture)
  • History, culture and society
  • Philosophy and religion

Careers

As a Liberal Arts student, you will graduate with exceptional knowledge of how to engage critically with complex ideas and communicate effectively and persuasively. You will also be able to speak a new language! These are vital skills that will set you apart in almost every career path.  

You will be well-prepared for graduate studies in a range of fields. Many Liberal Arts graduates choose to continue their studies after graduation.  

You could become a professional: 

  • Researcher  
  • Editor  
  • Community worker  
  • Archivist 
  • Writer  
  • Educator 

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Minors that complement this program:  

Learn more about how majors and minors work


Related majors

Discover these related majors: 

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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