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Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

Breadth Requirement for the B.A. Degree

Among the credits presented at graduation, students in both the B.A. General and the B.A. Honours degrees are required to include 3.0 breadth credits, including 1.0 credit from each of three of the four Breadth Areas identified below. Credits that fulfil requirements in the Major, Minor, Concentration or Specialization may be used to fulfil the Breadth Requirement.

Students admitted with a completed university degree are exempt from breadth requirements.

Students in the following interdisciplinary programs are exempt from the B.A. breadth requirement:

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Directed Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Classics, Religion and Humanities
  • Child Studies
  • Human Rights
Breadth Area 1: Culture and Communication

Art History, Art and Culture, Communication Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, English, Film Studies, French, Journalism, Music, and Languages (Arabic, English as a Second Language, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indigenous Languages, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Sign Language, Spanish)

Subject codes: ACUL, ALSS, ARAB, ARTH, CHIN, CLST, COMM, ENGL, ESLA, FILM, FINS, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, ITAL, JAPA, JOUR, LANG, LATN, MCOM, MUSI, PORT, RUSS, SPAN

Breadth Area 2: Humanities

African Studies, Canadian Studies, Child Studies, Classical Civilization, Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, European and Russian Studies, History, Human Rights, Humanities, Linguistics, Philosophy, Religion, and Women's and Gender Studies.

Subject codes: AFRI, CDNS, CHST, CLCV, DIST, EURR, HIST, HUMR, HUMS, LALS, PHIL, RELI, WGST, WOMN

Breadth Area 3: Science, Engineering, and Design

Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Food Science and Nutrition, Industrial Design, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, and Technology, Society, Environment.

Subject codes: AERO, ARCC, ARCH, ARCN, ARCS, ARCU, BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, CIVE, CMPS, COMP, ECOR, ELEC, ENGM, ENSC, ENVE, ERTH, FOOD, IDES, ISCI, ISCS, ISYS, MAAE, MATH, MECH, NSCI, PHYS, SREE, STAT, SYSC, TSES

Breadth Area 4: Social Sciences

Anthropology, Business, Cognitive Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geomatics, Global Politics, International Affairs, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Affairs and Policy Management, Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology, Sociology

Subject codes: ANTH, BUSI, CGSC, CRCJ, ECON, ENST, GEOG, GEOM, GPOL, INAF, LAWS, PADM, PAPM, PSCI, PSYC, SOCI, SOWK

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