News Release

REF NO.: 66

SUBJECT: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences introduces international bachelor of arts degree

DATE: March 2, 2017

With rapidly changing global media technology, the Brexit vote, the election of Donald Trump as America’s president and the ongoing refugee crisis, there is a greater need than ever to understand international interactions.

Memorial University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has addressed this need by introducing a new degree program that students can complete instead of a BA: an international bachelor of arts (iBA).

The iBA has been designed to encourage and recognize the study of peoples and institutions that transcend borders and aligns with Memorial University’s efforts to encourage global experiences and international perspectives.

As part of meeting the regular 120 credit-hour requirements of the BA, including declaring a major, an iBA student must select two additional language courses, complete a number of designated international studies (IS) courses and spend a semester either studying or working outside of Canada.

The iBA program is unique in Atlantic Canada; the criteria for courses receiving the IS designation are more rigorous than in comparable programs elsewhere in Canada.

Current Memorial students who wish to declare an iBA can do so at any time by emailing reghelp@mun.ca from their @MUN email account. 

 Further details on the international BA degree program can be found here.

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