If you need 97 or more credits to complete your degree requirements (4-year degree), you are automatically registered in the Freshman program and are expected to select one of the Freshman program concentrations from the Registration Menu on Minerva. For more information, please refer to www.mcgill.ca/oasis.
If you need 96 or fewer credits to complete your B.A. degree requirements (3-year degree), you must select a program at the time of registration. You may select the Multi-track system, Honours program, Joint Honours program, or Faculty program.
If you need 97-120 credits to complete your degree requirements, you must first complete the Freshman program, which is designed to provide a basic foundation prior to selecting a departmental program the following year. You may select one of the following Freshman program options on Minerva:
For further details, refer to the Arts Freshman information at www.mcgill.ca/oasis.
The Bachelor of Arts Freshman Program is designed to ensure that students gain a broad foundation for the three-year degree program. It is comprised of 24-30 credits. In the General option, students develop their own program of study using courses from the social sciences, humanities, languages, and/or math and sciences. This 30-credit option has a core ...
For more information, see Freshman Program - General (30 credits).
NOTE: THE LEGACY OPTION WILL BE CLOSED AS OF 2011-2012. The Arts Legacy option for the Arts Freshman Program consists of 24 credits of prescribed courses that will be taught in four consecutive units of six and a half weeks. Courses will be thematically linked and deal in an interdisciplinary way with the Ancient Worlds of China and Greece/Rome, Medieval ...
For more information, see Freshman Program - Arts Legacy (30 credits).
The Bachelor of Arts Freshman Program is designed to ensure that students gain a broad foundation for the three-year degree program. It is comprised of 24-30 credits in one of three program options. In the "En français" or French option, students choose up to 18 credits from a variety of courses conducted in French. These credits may be comprised wholly of ...
For more information, see Freshman Program - French (30 credits).
If you need 96 or fewer credits to complete your degree requirements you are required to have an approved program (Multi-track, Honours, Faculty), and to select your courses in each term with a view to timely completion of your degree and program requirements. No course may fulfil the requirements for more than one program or Concentration requirement. You must complete one of the following program streams:
To recognize the diversity of student backgrounds and interests and the multiple routes to understanding provided by a modern university, the Faculty of Arts offers a 90-credit multi-track system that includes a Major Concentration complemented by at least a Minor Concentration and that may be completed in one of the following ways:
|A||Major Concentration (36) + Minor Concentration (18) + 36 credits of electives|
|B||Major Concentration (36) + Major Concentration (36) + 18 credits of electives|
|C||Major Concentration (36) + Minor Concentration (18) + Minor Concentration (18) + 18 credits of electives|
Honours programs demand a high degree of specialisation, and require you to satisfy specific departmental and Faculty Honours requirements while maintaining a good academic standing. They are designed to prepare you for graduate study.
If you want to study at the Honours level in two disciplines, you can combine Joint Honours program components from any two Arts disciplines; see Joint Honours Programs for a list of available programs. Each Joint Honours component consists of a maximum of 36 required and complementary credits (not including program prerequisites). In cases where a minimum of 24 credits are in courses normally restricted to Honours students, the total of required and complementary credits may be as few as 30.
To complete a Joint Honours degree, you must achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.00. The program GPA (the GPA of all required and complementary courses taken at McGill which constitute the Joint Honours program) must be a minimum of 3.00, although academic units may set higher requirements for your component of the program GPA.
A Faculty program is an approved selection of courses constituting a concentration in an intellectually coherent and inter-faculty field of studies. These courses must include approved selections from one of the following:
If you want to register for a Minor program offered by the Faculty of Science, you must fulfil the Arts program requirements as indicated above, as well as complete any prerequisites for the additional program. If you're interested, you must write to the Associate Dean (Student Affairs), including with your request written approval from the Science Minor adviser.