Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs in the Faculty of Arts can be taken in combination with approved undergraduate programs from other Faculties. More than 150 units (25 full-course equivalents) may be required to complete some degree combinations. The Faculty of Arts degree may often be awarded with Honours, but more than 150 units (25 full-course equivalents) will frequently be needed for completion.
Students may either be admitted to both degree programs when they first apply to the University or may seek admission to a second Degree Program after being admitted. Students must satisfy the requirements for admission to both Faculties and Programs. (See the Undergraduate Admissions section of this Calendar.) Applicants for Honours must follow the Admission procedures specified for Honours Degrees with a Major Field.
The Graduation requirements of both Faculties and Programs must be met. On the Arts side, students must meet the Faculty of Arts Requirements for Combined Degrees or Combined Degrees with an Honours Component listed above as well as the program-specific requirements for the Major Field or Major Field with Honours as described in the 4. Program Details section.
While other Combined Degrees may be approved with the consent of both Faculties, students may apply directly for the three well-established Combined Degree Programs listed below:
Combined BComm/BA (Arts) or BSc (Arts)
This combined program leads to a Bachelor of Commerce from the Haskayne School of Business and either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science from the Faculty of Arts. The Haskayne School of Business provides complementary information on Combined Degrees in their section of this Calendar. The Haskayne School of Business limits combined degrees to specified majors within the Faculty of Arts.
Combined BSc (Engineering)/BA (Arts) or BSc (Arts)*
This combined program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Schulich School of Engineering and either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science from the Faculty of Arts. The Schulich School of Engineering provides complementary information on Combined Programs in their section of this Calendar.
Note: Because engineering degrees are highly structured, more than 150 units (25.0 full-course equivalents) are typically required. Further, students who opt out of this Combined Degree program, particularly if they do so after first year, often require more than four years to complete a single degree.
Combined BSc (Science)/BA (Arts) or BSc (Arts)*
This combined program leads to a Bachelor of Science from the Faculty of Science and either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science from the Faculty of Arts. The Faculty of Science provides complementary information on Second Degree Programs in their section of this Calendar.
*The BA (Dance) and the BFA (Drama) may also be used in these combinations, but scheduling constraints may pose difficulties and more than 150 units (25 full-course equivalents) are likely to be required to complete both sets of degree requirements. The BFA (Visual Studies) and the BMus degrees can only be used in these combinations with special permission from both Faculties.