Why a BA

A Message from the Deans

John Black, Dean, Social Sciences and Ross McKay, Dean, Arts & Humanities

Left to right: John Black, Dean, Social Sciences, and Ross MacKay, Dean, Arts & Humanities

A BA degree helps you develop indispensible talents for work and life. While acquiring an advanced understanding of how the human world works, you become a creative and critical thinker, an eloquent and effective communicator, and a committed and culturally aware citizen. Your quick apprehension of information, ability to solve complex problems, and adaptability to change will provide you with the tools you need to meet the challenges of work and life-long learning. The best education does not stop at narrow training, but transforms your mind and heart so that you are better able to become the person you want to be. That person awaits you in the Bachelor of Arts programs at VIU.

John Black
Dean, Social Sciences

Ross MacKay
Dean, Arts & Humanities