For the Bachelor of Arts degree, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours made up of the following components:

  • core program requirements (see below)
  • an approved concentration of courses known as a major
  • an approved concentration of courses known as a minor (Note: A minor is not required for interdisciplinary programs. However, students in these programs may choose to complete a minor.)
  • electives

The core program requirements include:

  • literacy requirement (30 credit hours) - must be completed on campus or approved by committee
  • quantitative reasoning and analysis (QRA) requirement (six credit hours)
    First semester courses that qualify as QRA include: all chemistry courses (excluding Chemistry 1900), all mathematics and physics courses and Economics 2010.
  • breadth of knowledge requirement (18 credit hours chosen from three groups)

Major subject areas

At Grenfell Campus majors are available in:

  • English
  • environmental studies
  • historical studies
  • humanities
  • psychology*
  • social/cultural studies

Minor subject areas

At Grenfell Campus minors are available in:

  • business
  • Canadian studies
  • classics
  • economics
  • English
  • environmental studies
  • folklore
  • French
  • geography
  • historical studies
  • humanities
  • philosophy
  • psychology
  • religious studies
  • social/cultural studies
  • sociology
  • tourism studies

* Psychology can be completed as a Bachelor of Arts (honours)




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