Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Science (2017/2018)
5 Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts

Students who wish to simultaneously pursue a Bachelor of Science program and a Bachelor of Arts program may do so by completing a minimum of 135 credit hours in courses, rather than the minimum of 150 credit hours required under UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate), Residence Requirements - Second Degree.

Students who complete the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts are not required to complete a minor. Students may complete the requirements for a minor, or an additional (third) major, in accordance with UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate), Degree and Departmental Regulations - Further Credentials.

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 Science and a requirement for credit hours in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Careful planning of courses is crucial to ensure timely completion of the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts. 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 who have enrolled in the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts must satisfy all program requirements before they may be granted either the degree of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts, and must graduate with both degrees at the same convocation.

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

    1. 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;

    2. 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;

    3. the Core Requirements for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (including the Breadth of Knowledge Requirement, the Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) Requirement, the Language Study (LS) Requirement, and the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Requirement), for which the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement shall be satisfied by 6 credit hours in Mathematics courses;

    4. 6 credit hours in courses from each of two Sciences other than Mathematics;

    5. a total of at least 78 credit hours in courses offered by departments within the Faculty of Science, and a total of at least 78 credit hours offered by departments within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; and

    6. no more than 6 credit hours in courses offered by a Faculty or School other than the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

    While the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts is available to all Major programs offered by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, 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.

  2. Admission to the Major programs shall be governed by Faculty of Science - Degree Regulations - Admission to the Department of Subject of Major and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Admission to the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Programs.

  3. Where an admission requirement or program regulation for the Major program from the Faculty of Science includes English 1090 (or the former English 1080) and English 1110 (or equivalent), such requirements may instead be satisfied by the completion of 3 credit hours in any 1000-level Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) course offered by the Department of English, and an additional 3 credit hours in any Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences course whose title begins with "Critical Reading and Writing" chosen from those listed under Core Requirements - Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) Requirement for the Bachelor of Arts.

  4. Students who have already completed a bachelor's degree are not eligible to complete the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts, but may separately complete a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in accordance with UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate), Residence Requirements - Second Degree.