Program Information

School: Lakeland College
Faculty: University Studies
Degree: Bachelor; University Transfer
Field of Study: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Description: A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree gives you a liberal arts education–general knowledge plus skill development. Those diverse skills include research, communication, writing, organization, critical thinking and analysis that are applicable to many careers. Your career opportunities are many ? from psychologists to police officers to politicians. Your BA may also provide preparation for further study such as Law, Masters, or an after-degree program such as education.

Depending on what you choose for your major and minor, you may be able to complete up to 60 credits of coursework at Lakeland College. Popular options may include English, history, psychology or sociology.

URL: University Studies – Bachelor of Arts at Lakeland College
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes the cost of books, supplies, and field trips.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •   English 

To start BA studies at Lakeland you need either Alberta’s English 30-1 or Saskatchewan’s English 30A and 30B. If you’re from another province, see the provincial subject equivalences page with Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan subject listings. Students with five 30-level (grade 12) courses in the appropriate areas required by the eventual degree-granting institution are best prepared to pursue a variety of options. Admission requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree do vary, depending upon the area of interest and the institution. Additional high school courses may be required. For example, students planning to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the U of A require Alberta’s Pure Math 30 (or equivalent) as a prerequisite for one of the required courses.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]

Lakeland College classes are taught in English, so you’ll need adequate written and oral English skills to be admitted to one of our programs regardless of your citizenship status or country of origin. If English is your second language, you must show English proficiency through one of the following: 1. Meeting program admission requirements, 2. Admission by special status, or 3. An acceptable score on one of: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – minimum of 86 on the iBT exam and a minimum score of 21 in each of the four tested areas. If your program requires spoken language proficiency you will need a minimum of 26 points in the speaking component; IELTS (International English Language Testing System) – minimum score of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 on each band score; CAEL (Canadian Assessment of English Language) – minimum score of 60 overall with at least 60 on each band score; MELAB (Michigan English Assessment Battery) – minimum score of 80 with no component less than 76. Must include the speaking test.