Bachelor of Arts

Degree requirements

For the bachelor of arts degree, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours made up of the following components:

  • core program requirements
  • an approved concentration of courses known as a major
  • an approved concentration of courses known as a minor
    (A minor is not required for interdisciplinary programs. However, students in these programs may choose to complete a minor.)
  • electives

Core program requirements

  • literacy requirement (30 credit hours) - must be completed on campus or approved by committee
  • quantitative reasoning and analysis (QRA) requirement (six credit hours)
    First semester courses that qualify as QRA include: all chemistry courses (excluding Chemistry 1900), all mathematics and physics courses and Economics 2010.
  • breadth of knowledge requirement (18 credit hours chosen from three groups)



  • business
  • Canadian studies
  • classics
  • English
  • folklore
  • French
  • historical studies
  • humanities
  • philosophy
  • psychology
  • religious studies (program under review)
  • social/cultural studies
  • sociology
  • tourism studies