Certificate in Liberal Arts

If you’re looking for flexibility, soft skills that employers seek, or the opportunity to explore your interests while being rewarded for incremental steps toward a degree, studying Liberal Arts at the U of R can do all of this and more.

The Liberal Arts Certificate and Diploma are stand-alone U of R credentials you can complete with 10 or 20 courses respectively. Finish the certificate, add it to your resumé and showcase your broad base of knowledge along with with your ability to think creatively, problem solve and write with clarity and conviction. With the certificate courses, you are already halfway to the Liberal Arts Diploma. With your certificate and diploma, you can then apply the courses to the requirements of many degree programs. It’s the little steps that make your biggest goals seem more achievable.

Liberal Arts students come from a variety of educational backgrounds:

  • Have you taken a few university courses in the past but didn’t finish your program? You might just need a few more courses to finish the Certificate.
  • Do you want to start small, test the waters and decide later on if you want to commit to a degree program? Commit to the shorter, 10-course Liberal Arts Certificate, get the credential, then decide if you want to pursue the next step with further study.
  • Do you want to keep your options open but still work toward a credential that can then take you in many directions? Apply the courses to further study in a number of different career paths like social work, science, kinesiology, performing arts or business administration.

Not only can the Liberal Arts Certificate and Diploma keep your career and educational doors open, they can be taken 100% online, freeing you to work or take care of whatever life throws at you.

A liberal arts education is for those who are curious and want to explore a wide variety of interests while building career-ready skills and keeping options open.

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CA$23,690.4 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • January 2025
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time