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Arts

Degrees
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (General)
Admission Requirements
First Year
For B.A. (General) and B.A. (Honours)

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include a 4U course in English (or anglais ). For applicants whose first language is not English, the requirement of English can also be met under the conditions outlined in the section “English Language Requirements” in the Admissions Requirements and Procedures section of this Calendar.

The cut-off average for admission will be set annually and will normally be above the minimum requirement. Applicants falling slightly below the cut-off average will be considered on an individual basis to determine whether there are special circumstances that would permit their admission. Students who feel that their high school grade average does not reflect their potential may apply to the Enriched Support Program (see the Enriched Support Program section of this Calendar).

For the majors in Cognitive Science, Criminology, Geomatics, and Global Politics, the averages for admission may be higher than those for B.A. (Honours) program as a whole.

For the major in Biology in the B.A. program, in addition to the 4U English, a 4U course in Chemistry is required. Advanced Functions and Calculus and Vectors are recommended.

For a major in Economics or Applied Economics, in addition to the 4U English, 4U Advanced Functions is required. Calculus and Vectors is highly recommended. Equivalent courses may be substituted between the old and new Ontario mathematics curriculum.

Articulation Agreements

For B.A. (Carleton)/Police Foundations (Algonquin)

To be eligible for admission pursuant to this Articulation Agreement, students must have completed the Diploma in Police Foundations at Algonquin College with an overall B average (CGPA of 3.0). They will then be considered for admission to a B.A. program at Carleton in one of Criminology, Law, Psychology, or Sociology.

For B.A. in Geography (Carleton)/GIS Technologist Program (Algonquin)

During their studies at Algonquin College, students will take 5.0 Carleton credits as a Special Student, including 2.5 credits in Geography. After successful completion of the Algonquin College GIS Technologist Diploma, candidates may apply for admission to a B.A. degree in Geography at Carleton University. To be eligible for admission pursuant to this Agreement, students must have completed the GIS Technologist Diploma at Algonquin College with an average of B (CGPA of 3.00) in the courses eligible for transfer to Carleton and have obtained an overall CGPA in their Carleton courses to meet the requirements for continuation in the B.A.

For Child Studies:

Enrolment into the program is limited. Successful applicants must demonstrate a high level of personal enthusiasm and professionalism, excellent communication skills (oral and written) and evidence of previous academic success. Applications for admission should be made, presenting:

  1. the diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECE) program from an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) or the equivalent;
  2. a B+ average overall or higher at the college level;
  3. satisfactory performance in field placements;
  4. three letters of reference, including at least one letter from a faculty member in the ECE program, and one letter from the director of the child care centre;
  5. a letter of application, including a statement of professional goals and expectations of the program and a curriculum vitae .
Advanced Standing
B.A. (General and Honours) Program

Applications for admission to the second or subsequent years will be assessed on their merits. Advanced standing will be granted only for those courses that are determined to be appropriate.

B.A. Honours Criminology and Criminal Justice

Admission to Criminology and Criminal Justice with advanced standing and transfer within the B.A. to CCJ by change of major is limited. Students require a minimum overall CGPA of 7.50 and will be admitted to the Honours program. Access to the General degree is limited to CCJ Honours registered students who apply to transfer and to Algonquin College students governed by the Articulation Agreement noted below.

Articulation Agreements

B.A. (Carleton)/Police Foundations (Algonquin)

Students who have obtained a Diploma in Police Foundations from Algonquin College with an overall average of B or higher will be granted up to a maximum of 5.0 credits on admission towards the completion of a B.A. in either Criminology, Law, Psychology, or Sociology.

B.A. in Geography (Carleton)/GIS Technologist Program (Algonquin)

Students who have obtained the GIS Technologist Program from Algonquin College and are admitted to the B.A. in Geography, will be granted up to a maximum of 5.0 specific credits on admission to the degree.

Child Studies

Students who have obtained the ECE diploma with a B+ average or higher will be granted up to a maximum of 5.0 credits on admission to the Child Studies program.

Co-op Option: Cognitive Science
Admission Requirements

1. Direct Admission to the First Year of the Co-op Option

Applicants must:

    1. meet the required overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average. These averages may be higher than the stated minimum requirements;
    2. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Arts Honours  - Cognitive Science program;
    3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market may limit enrolment in the co-op option.

2. Continuation Requirements for Students Previously Admitted to the Co-op Option and Admission to the Co-op option after beginning the program

Eligibility will be determined for all Bachelor of Arts Cognitive Science co-op students on the basis of the CGPA at the beginning of the term preceding the first co-op placement at the completion of their third year of studies

Students must:

    1. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Arts Cognitive Science program;
    2. have obtained and maintained an overall CGPA of 8.50 or higher;
    3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements);
    4. have successfully completed CGSC 2001.

In addition, students whose first language is not English who are admitted to Carleton based on CAEL, IELTS, TOEFL or MELAB assessments must take the Spoken English Test for Co-op students and attain a minimum score of 5.0.

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market may limit enrolment in the co-op option.

Co-op Option: Economics or Applied Economics
Admission Requirements

1. Direct Admission to the First Year of the Co-op Option

Applicants must:

    1. meet the required overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average-these averages may be higher than the stated minimum requirements;
    2. be registered as a full-time student in a Bachelor of Arts Honours Economics or Applied Economics program;
    3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Meeting the preceding requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the co-op option-the prevailing job market may limit enrolment in it. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions under the auspices of the Public Service Commission.

2. Continuation Requirements for Students Previously Admitted to the Co-op Option and Admission to the Co-op Option After Beginning the Program

Eligibility will be determined for each Bachelor of Arts Economics or Applied Economics co-op student on the basis of the CGPA at the beginning of the term preceding the first co-op placement.

Students must:

    1. be registered as a full-time student in the second year of a Bachelor of Arts Honours Economics or Applied Economics program;
    2. have a major CGPA of 8.00 or higher and an overall CGPA of 8.00 or higher;
    3. have successfully completed all required first- and second-year courses before beginning the first work placement;
    4. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements);

In addition, students whose first language is not English who are admitted to Carleton based on CAEL, IELTS, TOEFL or MELAB assessments must take the Spoken English Test for Co-op students and attain a minimum score of 5.0.

Meeting the preceding requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the co-op option-the prevailing job market may limit enrolment in it. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions under the auspices of the Public Service Commission.

Co-Op Option: Law

1. Direct Admission to the First Year of the Co-op Option

Applicants must:

    1. meet the overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average. These averages may be higher than the stated minimum requirements;
    2. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Arts Honours - Law (Business Law Concentration or Law, Policy and Government Concentration) program;
    3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market may limit enrolment in the co-op option. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions with the Federal Public Service Commission.

2. Continuation Requirements for Students Previously Admitted to the Co-op Option and Admission to the Co-op option after beginning the program.

Eligibility will be determined for all Bachelor of Arts Honours - Law (Business Law Concentration or Law, Policy and Government Concentration) co-op students as follows:

Students must:

    1. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Arts Honours - Law (Business law Concentration or Laws, Policy and Government Concentration) program;
    2. have obtained an overall CGPA of 8.00 at the end of the first three terms of study if applying to do their first work term in the summer following the second year of study;
    3. have obtained and maintained an overall CGPA of 6.5 and a major CGPA of 8.0 at the end of the first five terms of study, for the purposes of entry to any work term following completion of the third year of study;
    4. have completed 3.5 credits in law, including LAWS 2908, prior to their first work term. It is strongly recommended that students complete all first and second year law requirements prior to entering their first work term.
Co-op Option: Mass Communication
Admission Requirements

1. Direct Admission to the First Year of the Co-op Option

Applicants must:

    1. meet the required overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average. These averages may be higher than the stated minimum requirements;
    2. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Arts Honours  - Mass Communication program;
    3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market may limit enrolment in the co-op option. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions in the Public Service Commission.

2. Continuation Requirements for Students Previously Admitted to the Co-op Option and Admission to the Co-op option after beginning the program

Eligibility will be determined for all Bachelor of Arts  - Mass Communication co-op students on the basis of the CGPA at the beginning of the term preceding the first co-op placement.

Students must:

    1. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Arts Mass Communication program;
    2. have obtained and maintained an overall CGPA of 9.00 or higher;
    3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

In addition, students whose first language is not English who are admitted to Carleton based on CAEL, IELTS, TOEFL or MELAB assessments must take the Spoken English Test for Co-op students and attain a minimum score of 5.0.

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market may limit enrolment in the co-op option. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions in the Public Service Commission.

Co-op Option: Political Science
Admission Requirements

1. Direct Admission to the First Year of the Co-op Option

Applicants must:

    1. meet the required overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average. These averages may be higher than the stated minimum requirements;
    2. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Arts Honours  - Political Science program;
    3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market may limit enrolment in the co-op option. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions in the Public Service Commission.

2. Continuation Requirements for Students Previously Admitted to the Co-op Option and Admission to the Co-op option after beginning the program

Eligibility will be determined for all Bachelor of Arts  - Political Science co-op students on the basis of the CGPA at the beginning of the term preceding the first co-op placement.

Students must:

    1. be registered as a full-time student in the second year of the Bachelor of Arts  - Political Science program;
    2. have obtained and maintained an overall CGPA of 9.00;
    3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

In addition, students whose first language is not English who are admitted to Carleton based on CAEL, IELTS, TOEFL or MELAB assessments must take the Spoken English Test for Co-op students and attain a minimum score of 5.0.

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market may limit enrolment in the co-op option. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions in the Public Service Commission.

Co-operative Sociology and Anthropology Education Program

Admission Requirements

Students interested in admission into the Sociology and Anthropology Co-op Education Option must apply at the beginning of the third year of academic study.

Applicants must:

    1. be registered in either the B.A. Honours Sociology or B.A. Honours Anthropology Program;
    2. have a minimum CGPA of 9.0 (B+) in the first two years of academic study;
    3. have successfully completed, by the start-date of the first work term, the required first-year courses, second-year courses, and SOCI 3003 (for undergraduate sociology majors) or ANTH 3005 and ANTH 3006 (for undergraduate anthropology majors);
    4. be registered full-time in third-year and all subsequent academic terms of the co-op option;
    5. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

In addition, students whose first language is not English who are admitted to Carleton based on CAEL, IELTS, TOEFL or MELAB assessments must take the Spoken English Test for Co-op students and attain a minimum score of 5.0.

Meeting the preceding requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the co-op option-the prevailing job market may limit enrolment in it. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions under the auspices of the Public Service Commission. Work placements for Sociology and Anthropology co-op students exist in a variety of public and private sector fields. Every effort will be made to find a work placement for each student admitted into the co-op program, but there are no assurances that a co-op position will be found. Students with high CGPA, enthusiasm, and potential, however, will have a competitive edge in securing co-op employment. Students will be assisted by the Carleton University Co-op Office to find work term positions.

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