Students are required to take the integrative course BASC 201 (3 credits).
Students who need 96 or fewer credits to complete their B.A. & Sc. degree requirements (3-year degree) must select one of the following program combinations at the time of registration: multi-track, interfaculty program, joint honours program, or honours program.
The multi-track system is intended for students who want a program that includes significant components from both Arts and Science. Students must complete a major concentration from one faculty, and a second major concentration from the other faculty.
Interfaculty programs are interdisciplinary in nature. There are currently three such programs: Environment, Cognitive Science, and Sustainability, Science and Society. Students in these programs complete 54 credits in the interfaculty program, a Minor Concentration of 18 credits, and 3 credits of integrative courses. In order to maintain a balance of Arts and Science in the program, at least 21 credits must be from each of Arts and Science.
Joint Honours programs are similar to the multi-track option, except that students select two Joint Honours components, one from Arts and one from Science. At present, the choice of Science component is restricted to either Math or Psychology. However, there is a great range of choices for the Arts component. To choose the Joint Honouurs option, students must meet the GPA and CGPA requirements set out in the departmental sections.
There are currently three Honours programs, Environment; Cognitive Science; and Sustainability, Science and Society. These programs are similar to the Interfaculty program, but they have additional GPA requirements and research courses. Students must also select a minor or minor concentration from either Arts or Science, such that they complete at least 21 credits in Arts and 21 credits in Science across their Honours program and their minor or minor concentration.
For more information about the appropriate program combinations for this degree, please consult the McGill eCalendar section for information about the B.A. & Sc. degree.
The McGill University calendar provides detailed program information and course descriptions for each academic department, but cannot alone provide assistance in realistic and meaningful program planning. Departmental advisers are responsible for degree programs that are administered by their departments and give specific information about prerequisites, courses, approval for required courses and program selection. Since they are also generally members of McGill University's academic staff, they can also provide useful insight into potential options for further study in their respective disciplines.
Students initially intending to pursue a particular area of study often develop other interests requiring them to change their academic profile. It is possible to change programs as necessary, providing that there has been consultation with the appropriate advisers.
For the most current information about the B.A. & Sc. programs consult the e-calendar, Bachelor of Arts and Science.