Bachelor of arts

Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences Campuses: St. John's; Online (partially; varies by major)
Honours available: Yes (varies by major) Co-op available: Yes (with majors as available)
University Calendar: Bachelor of arts
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The bachelor of arts (BA) degree requires students to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours (a minimum of 40 courses) and generally takes four years to complete. During your studies, you will examine culture, thought, prehistory and history, human interactions, and the social and natural forces that constantly transform our society. You will gain the critical-thinking, analytical and communication skills needed to succeed and adapt in a changing world.

* Co-op available
^ Interdisciplinary programs are those that include views and perspectives from more than one academic department at Memorial. A BA cannot contain two interdisciplinary programs. An interdisciplinary program (major or minor) must be combined with a major or a minor in a single discipline. If you are interested in completing an interdisciplinary program connect with an academic advisor.

Other majors eligible for the BA

These additional major programs are not housed in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, but you can choose to complete a BA with one of these Faculty of Science subjects:

A student completing one of these major programs must complete an additional major or minor offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

* Co-op available

Admission requirements

Fall, winter or spring semesters
Application deadline:
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:
 - March 1 for fall admission
 - October 1 for winter admission
 - February 1 for spring admission

You may apply for admission into the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences by indicating bachelor of arts as your program choice on the undergraduate application for admission. Direct entry into the faculty is subject to your meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University.

You may choose your intended Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences major at the time of application or you can explore your options and declare a major in a later semester.

To declare majors and minors from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, email to make your choice official. Science majors have a competitive application process or require signatures as identified on the Declare/Change Academic Program - Humanities/Social Sciences and Science form.

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