Below is a list of majors and minors that students in the Faculty of Arts can pursue.
Don't worry if you feel overwhelmed. Have a look, see what inspires and excites you. And remember, if you're uncertain, you don't have to make the decision about your major field of study right away.
Need help sorting it out? Academic advising is available. Call 864-8254 to make an appointment.
Undergraduates in Memorial University's Faculty of Arts can elect to major in any of these disciplines:
- Anthropology ( Handbook PDF )
- Archaeology ( Handbook PDF)
- Canadian Studies*
- Classics ( Handbook PDF )
- Communications Studies*
- Computer Science
- Economics ( Handbook PDF )
- English Language and Literature ( Handbook PDF )
- Folklore ( Handbook PDF )
- French (Handbook PDF)
- Geography ( Handbook PDF )
- Gender Studies (Handbook PDF)
- German language and literature ( Handbook PDF )
- History ( Handbook PDF )
- Law and Society*
- Linguistics ( Handbook PDF )
- Medieval studies*
- Philosophy ( Handbook PDF )
- Police Studies*
- Political Science ( Handbook PDF )
- Pure mathematics/statistics
- Religious Studies ( Handbook PDF )
- Russian language and literature ( Handbook PDF )
- Sociology ( Handbook PDF )
- Spanish (Handbook PDF)
Students can declare a major at any time in their studies. Some choose to declare a major when they register in first year (and are free to change their minds); others wait until they have completed a few years of study.
Students can also declare a second major if they plan to complete the required courses in two subject areas.
If a student is doing one major, they must declare a "minor" area of study as well, in which they will complete eight courses (24 credit hours).
Minors can be chosen from the same disciplines, above, or from the list below. Many of these are interdisciplinary options (those which draw on several departments to offer different perspectives on a subject) in the Faculty of Arts.
- Aboriginal studies*
- Business administration
- European studies*
- Film studies*
- German studies
- Music and culture
- Music history
- Newfoundland studies*
- Russian studies*
- Faculty of Science subject areas
* Interdisciplinary programs which allow students to delve into areas of study through a variety of perspectives offered by different disciplines