Below is a list of majors and minors that students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 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. Use the Navigate-student app to book an Humanities and Social Sciences advising appointment.
Undergraduates in Memorial University's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences can elect to major in any of these disciplines:
- Communication Studies*
- Gender Studies
- German language and literature
- Law and Society*
- Medieval studies*
- Criminology* (formerly Police Studies)
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Russian language and literature
* interdisciplinary program
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 at least 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 Humanities and Social Sciences.
- Business Administration (2 possible minors)
- Germanic Studies
- Music (2 possible minors)
- Faculty of Science subject areas
Other BA Majors
These additional major programs are not housed in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences but you can choose to do a BA in these subjects. Contact the departments directly for further information on admission requirements.