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The Bachelor of Arts in Ukrainian degree offers a modern language and cultural studies program. Faculty members have expertise in national identity studies, trauma studies, history and war and language acquisition.
The program cooperates with the Centre for Ukrainian-Canadian Studies, the Central and East European Studies program and the large Ukrainian Canadian community in Manitoba, which differentiates it from most Slavic programs in North America.
Possible career paths for students in the Ukrainian program include:
- Teaching in English-Ukrainian bilingual programs in Canada / education
- Communications / journalism
- Arts and culture
Some of the program’s greatest strengths are the regular summer course offering to Lviv, Ukraine and the student exchange with Kiev, Ukraine.
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Scholarships and awards are available for high achievement in the Ukrainian program and in individual courses. The department distributes up to ten of these awards each year.
Grants and awards are also available to participants in the summer travel and exchange programs.
The Faculty of Arts offers a three-year undergraduate degree in Ukrainian.
Bachelor of Arts (General)
Expected duration: 3 years
The general program offers general exposure to the humanities and social sciences and an opportunity to concentrate studies in at least two subject areas. This program is particularly suited to students who wish to seek employment or enter a professional academic program following graduation from Arts.
A student must complete 90 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses that comprise the major.
You can complete the BA General degree on a part-time basis.
Earning a minor in Arts
A minor is comprised of 18 credit hours which are in a subject field that is different from a declared major. To earn a minor in a subject field as part of a Bachelor of Arts degree, a student must successfully complete 18 credit hours in a subject field approved by the Faculty of Arts as a minor.
Minors offered by the Faculty of Arts are listed under each area of study’s section of the Academic Calendar. Arts students may complete minor programs offered by other Faculties/Schools providing the minor program consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours and all other degree requirements are satisfied.
Degree requirements for all BA degrees
Students in the BA General, BA Advanced and BA Honours degree must complete the following requirements as part of their degree:
- 6 credit hours of humanities
- 6 credit hours of social sciences
- 6 credit hours of sciences
- 3 credit hours of written English (W)
- 3 credit hours of mathematics (M)
- 3 credit hours of Indigenous course content (students entering as of fall 2021)
- 6 credit hours in each of 5 different subject fields
The 3 credit hours of written English and 3 credit hours of mathematics are to satisfy the written English and mathematics requirement.
For full details on these requirements, refer to the Academic Calendar.
Sample course offerings
- UKRN 1310: Introductory Ukrainian
- UKRN 2200: Ukrainian Myth, Rites and Rituals
- UKRN 2260: Ukrainian Culture Seminar Abroad
- UKRN 2410: Ukrainian Canadian Cultural Experience
- UKRN 2780: Ukrainian Culture from 1900 to the Present
- UKRN 2800: Literature and Revolution in Ukraine
- UKRN 2820: Holodomor and Holocaust in Ukrainian Literature and Culture
- UKRN 3100: Ukrainian Story Writing Through the Ages
- UKRN 3952: Advanced Ukrainian Conversational Practice
- UKRN 3970: Women and Ukrainian Literature
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
As in all language departments, students have access to the Faculty of Arts Language Centre with language laboratories that are well stocked with a variety of recorded material (to help with learning through listening), language practice software and programs designed specifically for certain courses that contain a lab component. Language tutors are also available.
The following are minimum requirements for entry into the Bachelor of Arts in Ukrainian program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Direct entry applicants are those who have not attended a post-secondary institution or have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at a recognized university or college.
Advanced entry applicants are those who have completed one year (24 credit hours) or more of studies in another faculty at the University of Manitoba or another recognized post-secondary institution.
How to apply
Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120
Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online.
The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.
You apply to the Bachelor of Arts program without selecting your major and minor areas of study (e.g., anthropology, political science, etc.). You make these choices after you are in the BA program.
Admission and application inquiries
Attn: Undergraduate Admissions
University of Manitoba
66 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Room 424 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)