Departmental Programs for Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree
If you are pursuing a B.A. & Sc., other than those registered in the Freshman Program, you are required to have an approved program (Multi-track, Honours, Joint Honours, Interfaculty), and to select your courses in each term with a view to timely completion of your degree and program requirements. You must complete one of the program streams described below.
Previously the degree included a required integrative course (BASC 201; 3 credits). However, as of January 2011 this is no longer the case, and the course is currently under review. Students must still select a complementary integrative course (3 credits) within or outside a student's programs selected from the list of complementary Integrative Courses (see Integrative Courses), plus electives (10-15 credits)
To recognize the diversity of student backgrounds and interests and the multiple routes to understanding provided by a modern university, the Faculties of Arts and of Science offer a 90-credit multi-track system that includes a major concentration in one faculty complemented by either a major concentration or two minors/minor concentrations in the other faculty and that may be completed in one of the following ways:
Honours programs demand a high degree of specialization, and require you to satisfy specific departmental and Faculty Honours requirements while maintaining good academic standing. They are designed to prepare you for graduate study. Students in the B.A. & Sc. who complete an approved Honours program must also complete an approved minor concentration or a minor in the Faculties of Arts or of Science. You must complete at least 30 credits in the Faculty of Arts and at least 30 in the Faculty of Science as part of your Honours program and your Minor concentration or Minor program. See Honours Programs for a list of available programs.
To choose the Honours option, you must meet the GPA/CGPA requirements set out in University Regulations and Information > Graduation Honours: Honours and First-Class Honours.
Joint Honours Program
Joint Honours Program
If you want to study at the Honours level in two disciplines, you can combine a Joint Honours program component from an Arts discipline with one from a Science discipline; see Joint Honours Programs for a list of available programs. Each Joint Honours component consists of a maximum of 36-38 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 choose the Joint Honours option, you must meet the GPA/CGPA requirements set out in University Regulations and Information > Graduation Honours: Honours and First-Class Honours.
An Interfaculty 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 the Faculties of Arts and of Science and possibly other faculties. See Interfaculty Programs for a list of approved programs. Students in the B.A. & Sc. who complete an approved Interfaculty program must also complete an approved minor concentration or a minor in the Faculties of Arts or of Science. You must complete at least 30 credits in the Faculty of Arts and at least 30 in the Faculty of Science as part of your Interfaculty program and your Minor concentration or Minor program.