Bachelor of Arts – Honours

The Faculty of Arts offers Honours programs in the following fields of study:

  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Atlantic Canada Studies
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Development Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Justice & Community Studies
  • Sociology

It is possible to take Double Honours in any two of these fields of study.  It is also possible to declare a Minor as part of the Bachelor of Arts – Honours degree program.

B.A. students, in consultation with the designated Department and/or Program advisor, must formally declare the particular field of study in which they wish to take an Honours degree after completing eighteen (18) credit hours in the field, or after completing sixty (60) credit hours in the BA.  

The prerequisite for admission into the B.A. – Honours is a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.  Students seeking admission to the B.A. – Honours will be assessed also on the basis of their overall academic record.

To continue in the program, students must achieve a minimum degree grade point average of 3.00.  Students are advised that some academic units have stipulated a higher minimum cumulative grade point average.

To graduate, students must achieve a minimum degree grade point average of 3.00. Students are advised that some academic units have stipulated a higher minimum cumulative grade point average.

For a double honours degree, students must complete not fewer than forty-two (42) credit hours in each of two honours subjects. At least sixty (60) of these credit hours must be at the 2000 level or above, including a minimum of twenty-four (24) credit hours in each subject. Students are required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in the double honours courses, with grades of B or higher in at least sixty-six (66) credit hours, and no grade lower than C.