Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science

 

Students who wish to simultaneously pursue a Bachelor of Arts program and a Bachelor of Science program (pending approval by the Board of Regents) may do so by completing a minimum of 135 credit hours in courses. A minor program is not required; however, students may complete the requirements for a minor, or an additional (third) major.

Careful planning of courses is crucial to ensure timely completion of the program. Students enrolled in this program, or who plan to enroll in this program, are strongly encouraged to consult regularly with appropriate academic advisors in both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. It may not be possible to complete the requirements for the joint degrees in the normal time if the decision to embark on the program is delayed.

Students must satisfy all program requirements before they may be granted either the degree of Bachelor of Arts or the degree of Bachelor of Science, and must graduate with both degrees at the same convocation.

The minimum of 135 credit hours for the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science shall include:

  • a major program chosen from those majors offered by departments within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the interdisciplinary Arts majors, with the exception of majors offered by the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and the Department of Psychology
  • a major program chosen from those majors offered by departments within the Faculty of Science, with the exception of majors offered by the Department of Economics and the Department of Geography
  • the Core Requirements for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (including the Breadth of Knowledge Requirement, the Critical Reading and Writing Requirement, the Language Study Requirement, and the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement), for which the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement shall be satisfied by six credit hours in mathematics courses
  • six credit hours in courses from each of two sciences other than mathematics
  • a total of at least 78 credit hours in courses offered by departments within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and a total of at least 78 credit hours offered by departments within the Faculty of Science. Credit hours earned in computer science, economics, geography, mathematics and statistics, and psychology may be eligible to simultaneously satisfy a requirement for credit hours in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and a requirement for credit hours in the Faculty of Science.
  • no more than six credit hours in courses offered by a faculty or school other than the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Science.

Notes:

  1. Admission into the major programs will follow the regulations of the appropriate Faculty and Department.
  2. Science major programs requiring English for admission will accept two Critical Reading and Writing courses, one of which must be English.
  3. While the program is available to all major programs offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science, students pursuing a major outside of computer science, economics, geography, psychology, pure mathematics or statistics should pay special attention to course planning and selection to ensure that this requirement is met within the required 135 credit hours.
  4. This webpage is the best way to anticipate future course offerings in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, www.mun.ca/hss/courses.php

Sample program for first year

Students pursuing the Joint BA/BSc program will normally take the following courses in their first year:

Sample program

Fall SemesterWinter Semester
English 1090critical reading & writing course from BA major program
Math 1000 or 1090*Math 1001 or 1000*
BA major program courseBA major program course
BSc major program courseBSc major program course
BA or BSc course chosen in consultation with an advisorBA or BSc course chosen in consultation with an advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* The choice of a mathematics course will depend on the major program(s) chosen.

 

 

For assistance with course selection, students should contact:

Academic Advising Centre, advice@mun.ca

 

Contact

Guide to First Year

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca