Program Planning

The UofL is a liberal arts university. This means that you will be able to explore many subject areas, particularly in your first year, and the courses will all count towards your degree.

Liberal Arts courses and electives make it easier for you to switch your program if you find something else you like. These courses will also give you a wider skill set which leads to greater career flexibility after you graduate. Find out what classes are like here and see which ones interest you.

How do I choose the right program for me?

  • Determine your interests and your skill set.
  • Get information from high school counsellors, family, friends, current students, and university advisors on how they chose their program or career path.
  • Research your programs of interest and gradually trim your list of favourites.
  • Pick something that you find exciting and interesting

What is a program?

Your program is the broad area that you’ll study and is usually a set number of courses. You can choose a single Bachelor’s degree with 40 courses, or opt for a combined degree program which will give you two Bachelor’s degrees with a total of 50 courses.

What is a major?

Your major is a concentration of courses within your program. It will help you to focus on one particular area and it will determine many of the required courses in your program.

Within your program you will also have electives and liberal arts courses which will allow you to explore other areas. So, no matter which program and major you choose, you will still be able to take a wide variety of courses.