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School of Arts and Social Sciences

Cape Breton University Appoints Dr. Arja Vainio-Mattila as next Dean of the School of Arts and Social Science

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A liberal arts degree can be, well, liberating! There are so many career choices and options that go along with a liberal arts degree that it's great for people who already know that they want to be a lawyer, teacher, or journalist, but it's also great for anyone who is still deciding.

At Cape Breton University we encourage each and every student to find their own niche in the world, whatever that may be. That's why the School of Arts and Social Sciences offers such a wide variety of options. Both the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) offer a range of choices in majors, minors, diplomas and certificates. There are also honours programs to help you reach your full potential.

At CBU we emphasize critical thinking. We want our students to go out into the world ready to ask questions, but also are prepared to innovatively and creatively answer those questions. Through lectures, writing and community involvement we give students the tools to empower their own futures and become the person they want to be.

With traditional program choices such as anthropology/sociology, communication, political science, philosophy, religious studies, English, French and history, along with non-traditional choices such as Mi'kmaq studies, ethnomusicology, and folklore the possibilities are endless. Students also have the chance to take part in volunteer work placements and a study abroad program.

A Bachelor of Arts or a BACS degree will open up more opportunities than imaginable. With time and involvement, graduates can be ready for the professional world and/or for educational advancement. Whatever you chose, a Liberal Arts degree can lead you there!

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