Bachelor of Arts

Admission Requirements to the Bachelor of Arts 

Canadian High School Applicants

By Province 


Canadian high school applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:


  • high school graduation
  • minimum average of 70% on five successfully completed Grade 12 academic courses including Grade 12 academic English (or French for applicants from Francophone schools)
  • four Grade 12 academic electives from the list below

Required Course

English or French (from Francophone high school applicants; Francophone applicants may offer English as an elective)

Four Electives from These Courses

Biology Law or Business Organization and Management or Introduction to Accounting or World Issues
Chemistry Literature
Comparative Religion Mathematics
Computer Science Media Studies or Communications or Journalism
Economics Native Studies
Environmental Studies or Environmental Science Oceanography
French (including Immersion courses) Physics
Geography Political Science
Geology Sociology
German Spanish
History Theatre Arts or Art or Music

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Applicants

In addition to the above elective courses, applicants may offer the following New Brunswick courses as electives:  History 112: Modern History; Geography 110: Physical Geography; Mathematics 112: Functions and Relations. Comparable courses from other provinces or countries may also be acceptable.

Please note that fulfilling these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and GCE Advanced Level applicants presenting official documentation of grades of 4 or 5 on Advanced Placement (AP) tests, grades of 5, 6 or 7 on individual higher-level International Baccalaureate (IB) subjects, or final grades of “C” or higher on GCE Advanced-Level courses are eligible for transfer credit. AP students are eligible for a maximum of 18 credit hours in transfer credit while IB diploma and GCE Advanced- Level students are eligible for a maximum of 30 credit hours on a 120 credit-hour degree programme.

Students granted transfer credit for AP, IB, and GCE Advanced-Level courses are advised to consult graduate and professional schools to determine the impact that this non-university credit award will have on their future academic plans.

International Applicants Currently Studying in Canada

The English language proficiency score requirement may be waived for students who graduate from a high school in New Brunswick with a final grade of 70% or higher on English 122 or 121. The University reserves the right to evaluate students’ English proficiency upon arrival (academic-credit English Language Support courses may be required).