Liberal Arts

Welcome to Liberal Arts at Nipissing University

​Students in Nipissing’s Liberal Arts program enjoy the flexibility of being able to design their own degree. Nipissing’s Liberal Arts program emphasizes breadth rather than specialization and allows individuals to develop a program that is suited to their personal interests and goals.

Bachelor of Arts (Three-year Liberal)

Students in the Liberal Arts program complete a minor (18 credits) in each of the two disciplines of their choice. One discipline will be in an academic area from the Humanities or Social Science groups. The second discipline will be chosen from the Humanities, Business, Science or Social Science groups.

Students who are interested in a wide-range of disciplines, and would like to focus on several of them, should consider this degree since it provides the flexibility to satisfy a curiosity about a number of different fields of study.​​

Centre for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Arts and Sciences (CICAS)

CICAS positions itself as a strategic hub for interdisciplinary, collaborative research and innovation in the Northern Ontario region.

The centre’s main research areas include the following clusters:

  • Digital Culture and Community
  • Education and technology
  • Environmental Health


Nipissing's campus is located on a stunning 291 hectares of Canadian Shield forest. With our focus on student-centred living and learning, you will feel a sense of community the moment you step on campus.

The Harris Learning Library

The Harris Learning Library was completed in 2011 and provides 56,000 square feet of study space with natural light and a modern award-winning design. The new library features expanded print collections, a learning commons, an adaptive technology area, and collaborative work spaces.

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CICAS Talk Series

The centre hosts a series of talks and panel discuss​ions to advocate the importance of on trans-disciplinary research.

Academic Advising

​Have a question for an Academic Advisor? We'll be happy to answer. Send an email to and include the following:

  • your Name
  • your Student ID
  • your Phone Number (if you prefer to receive a call)
  • your inquiry details

I chose Nipissing for my post-secondary education because I wanted to be more than a number in a large lecture hall. Nipissing has provided me the opportunity to know all my professors on a first name basis, and to be part of a small community with a big heart. Nipissing is my home.

Samantha Lee, BA (Hon.) ‘16

Career and Academic Options

  • Professional School (Education, Law, MBA)
  • Careers in journalism, administration, public relations, theatre arts and marketing