B.A. Generalor Bachelor of Arts in General, is an undergraduate course. In general, Arts can be defined as a broad subdivision of culture composed of many expressive disciplines. The course can be pursued either as a Full-Time Graduate Course or Part Time Graduate Course i.e. through Correspondence or Distance Education depending upon one’s choice. B.A. (General) is often referred as simply B.A. or B.A. Pass Course. It is General in the sense that it is not Subject Specific and one can choose a number of combinations of subjects, apart from 1-2 Compulsory Subjects. These combinations vary from institute to institute. These subjects can from the Liberal Arts, the Sciences, or both. Generally, a candidate needs to study 5-6 Subjects 1–2 Compulsory and 3 Electives in 6 Semesters.
Arts students have the option to choose to major and minor in English, French, any other linguistics course, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, History, Religious Studies and more subject areas. The duration of the course is three years, however, in some countries, this duration is 4 years especially in Canada, Japan, the Russian Federation, Scotland, United States etc. In India and other countries like some of the European Union countries, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore etc. have 3 years of duration of the course. Those candidates who are unable to clear it in 3 years can clear it in a certain number of years depending upon the education policy. Most of the Institutes offer a change of Elective Subjects in the 2nd year depending upon one’s performance or choice. Certain Institutes admit students who have passed 1st or a 2nd year from another institute depending upon fulfillment of the institute's rules and regulations.
B.A. Course is one of the oldest known Courses and the most common course provided by almost all the educational institutes.