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Arts is the largest Faculty at the University of British Columbia with more than 25 departments, schools, institutes and programs, and 550 tenure stream faculty members.

Arts students have wide options in composing their studies, and many elective credits to build expertise and be world ready upon graduation.

The Arts degree builds on traditional Arts studies and is integrating career preparation at all stages.

Many of our departments and researchers in Arts are ranked among the world’s best.

Our research scope spans the spectrum in humanities, social sciences, the creative and performing arts and professional schools.

Arts offers students effective, diverse and high-impact experiential learning opportunities.

These include: Arts Undergraduate Research Awards, Community Service Learning courses, Arts Co-op, Arts Internship, International learning, student mobility and destination study.

Arts provides high quality teaching and learning to ensure that our students have the best academic learning environment possible.

Arts has hired 44 new faculty in the professor of teaching track since UBC launched its new educational leadership stream to further support high quality teaching.