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The D’Arcy McGee Chair of Irish Studies was established at Saint Mary’s University by Dr. Cyril J. Byrne in the spring of 1986 to form a focal point for the study of all aspects of Irish and Irish-Canadian culture, particularly:
Saint Mary’s is the first University in Canada where you can complete an undergraduate degree in Irish Studies.
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a well-established, foundational degree and requires the requirements listed below alongside general graduation requirements.
To obtain a major in Irish Studies, forty-two (42) credit hours are required, including:
To obtain a concentration in Irish Studies in partial fulfillment of the B.A. General degree (i.e., one with Double Arts Concentrations and a minimum of ninety (90) credit hours), a minimum of twenty-four (24) credit hours in IRST is required; also a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00. Further details are available from the coordinator.
The following program constitutes a minor in Irish Studies according to the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts:
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