Humanities and Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts

These degree programs require students to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours (normally 40 courses) and generally take four years to complete. During their studies, students will examine culture, thought, prehistory and history, human interactions and the social and natural forces that constantly transform our society. Students gain the critical-thinking, analytical and communication skills needed to succeed and adapt in a changing world through the study of a major and minor.

  • Interdisciplinary majors are those that include subject matter from more than one academic department at Memorial.

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 department directly for further information:

* Co-op available


International Bachelor of Arts (iBA)

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has launched an all-new degree program designed to prepare students for a future as global citizens. For more information on this program, visit Faculty of Humanties and Social Sciences.


Joint degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce (co-operative)

Offered in conjunction with the Faculty of Business Administration; students concurrently complete the bachelor of commerce (co-operative) requirements and focus non-business electives on an area of specialization in accordance with a bachelor of arts degree.


Admission requirements

Students may apply for admission into the bachelor of arts program directly from high school by indicating bachelor of arts as their program choice on the Undergraduate Application for Admission/Readmission. They may choose their intended major at the time of application or they may wish to explore the many different options and declare a major in their second or third year of study. Direct entry into the faculty from high school is subject to the applicant meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University.


Program Information

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


  • St. John's
  • Online (partially)

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:

Yes (with majors as indicated)


4 years


Fall, winter and spring semesters

Application Deadline:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:

  • March 1 for fall admission
  • Oct. 1 for winter admission
  • Feb. 1 for spring admission

Supplementary Application:



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