Bachelor of Arts

The bachelor of arts degree requires students to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours (normally 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 through the study of a major and minor.

* 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 BA Majors

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

* Co-op available


Admission requirements

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 major at the time of application or you can explore your options and declare a major in a later semester.

To declare most majors and minors from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, email to make your choice official. Some majors programs require signatures on a declaration form or have a competitive application process.

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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