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.

Academic Support Services

Our goal is to support your academic and personal development. Look for assistance with accessibility services, learning style assessments, writing skills, writing formats, study strategies, time management, note-taking skills, academic resources, group seminars, peer support, career development activities, and more. Learn More...

Financial Support Services

Achieve your goals on time and on budget. We’ll help you fund your education through scholarships, awards, bursaries, government assistance, and work study programs. Learn More...

Internationalize your Degree

If you want to experience a year or a semester at one of our partner schools across the globe, we have support services and programs to help you get there. If you want to assist International students with adjusting to life in Canada, we’ll connect you. Check out your options...

Personal Counselling Services

Our registered counsellors offer free, year-round personal counselling services, specialized therapeutic groups, referral services and a host of wellness, educational and awareness events to all full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. Learn More...


Our top-rated residences will make you feel right at home. You will make fast friends with your residence community. Our student leaders, Residence Dons, and award winning residence staff give tutorials on everything from the basics of laundry and cooking to making connections within the community. Learn More...

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