Welcome to the Faculty of Arts

It's home to more than 6,000 students who have the choice of enrolling in almost 900 distinct courses. And they have the opportunity to study abroad and get hands-on experience through career and research opportunities. And we have the student supports to make it all happen.

An Arts degree means cultivating lifelong skills that employers are seeking: critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, effective communication, and the ability to learn and adapt to new situations. Our students develop a deep understanding of and engagement with the larger world.

Teaching and Research Excellence

Our faculty bring their latest research into the classroom. Innovation is one of the keys to our success. Research in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts is essential to the advancement of our society. It helps us understand the world we live in and gives us tools to imagine how we can improve it. Arts is keeping pace with changing technologies and always contributes to our city, our province and our world.


Our reputation is something you can bank on. The University of Alberta is in the top 100 universities in the world. Keep in mind there are over ten thousand.

A degree from the Faculty of Arts is a degree built on more than 100 years of experience, award-winning teaching, nationally and internationally recognized research and a proven track record of 49,000 alumni living worldwide who are contributing to their communities and to all sectors of the economy.