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University of Calgary Calendar 2017-2018 Faculty of Arts 1. Summary of Degree Programs
1. Summary of Degree Programs
Degrees Offered
Degrees in the Humanities and the Social Sciences

Major Fields of Specialization

Undergraduate

Graduate

 

Core

Enhancements

Other

 

Ancient and Medieval History

BA1

Honours, Co-op

-

-

Anthropology, Social and Cultural

BA1

Honours, Co-op

-

MA, PhD

Anthropology

BSc1

Honours, Co-op

-

MA, PhD

Archaeology

BA1, BSc1

Honours, Co-op

-

MA, PhD

Canadian Studies

BA2

Honours, Co-op

BA/BEd5

MA, PhD

Communication and Culture8**

BA, BSc

Co-op

BCC, BA/BEd5

-

Communication and Media Studies

BA1,2

Honours, Co-op

BCMS4

MA, MCS, PhD

Culture and Society

-

-

-

MA, PhD

Development Studies

BA1,2

Honours, Co-op

BA/BEd5

-

Earth Science

BSc2

Honours, Co-op

-

-

East Asian Language Studies

BA1

Co-op

-

-

East Asian Studies

BA1,2

Co-op

-

-

Economics

BA1

Honours, Co-op

-

MA, PhD

English

BA1

Honours, Co-op

BA/BEd5

MA, PhD

Film Studies

BA1,2

Honours, Co-op

BFS7

-

French

BA1

Honours, Co-op

BA/BEd5

MA

Geography

BA1, BSc1

Honours, Co-op

BA/BEd5, BSc/BEd5

MA, MSc, MGIS, PhD

German

BA1

Honours, Co-op

-

MA

Greek and Roman Studies

BA1

Honours, Co-op

-

MA

History

BA1

Honours, Co-op

BA/BEd5

MA, PhD

History and Philosophy of Science*

BA1

Honours, Co-op

-

MA

International Indigenous Studies

BA1

Co-op

-

-

International Relations

BA1

Co-op

BA/BEd5

-

Italian Studies

BA1

Co-op

-

-

Latin American Studies

BA1,2

Co-op

-

-

Law and Society

BA1,2

Honours, Co-op

-

-

Linguistics

BA1

Honours, Co-op

-

MA, PhD

Linguistics and Language

BA1,2

Co-op

-

-

Military and Strategic Studies

-

-

-

MSS, PhD

Philosophy

BA1

Honours, Co-op

-

MA, PhD

Political Science

BA1

Honours, Co-op

BA/BEd5

MA, PhD

Psychology

BA1, BSc1

Honours

BCR/BA or BSc6

MSc, PhD

Religious Studies

BA1

Honours, Co-op

-

MA, PhD

Religious Studies and Applied Ethics*

BA1

Co-op

-

-

Russian

BA1

Honours, Co-op

-

-

Science, Technology and Society*

BA2, BSc2

Honours, Co-op

-

-

Sociology

BA1

Honours, Co-op

BA/BEd5

MA, PhD

Spanish

BA1

Honours, Co-op

BA/BEd5

MA

Urban Studies

BA1

Co-op

-

-

Women's Studies

BA1,2

Honours, Co-op

-

-

*Program is currently suspended. No new admissions will be permitted.

**The BSc in Communication and Culture is currently suspended. No new admissions will be permitted.

Degrees in the Fine Arts

Major Fields of Specialization

Undergraduate Degrees Graduate
  Core Enhancements Other  
Art - Art History

BA2

-

-

-

Art - Visual Studies

BFA4

Honours, Co-op

BFA/BEd5

MFA

Dance

BA2, BFA

-

BKin/BA9

-

Drama

BFA3

-

-

MFA

Drama Education

     -      

BFA/BEd5

-

Music

BA1,2

Honours

-

-

Music - Composition

BMus4

-

-

MMus, PhD

Music - Integrated Studies

BMus4

-

-

-

Music - Music Education

-

-

BMus/BEd5

MMus

Music - Musicology

-

-

-

MA, PhD

Music - Music History and Theory

BMus4

-

-

-

Music - Performance

BMus4

-

-

MMus

1. Can be combined with: (a) an eligible BA, BSc, BFA or BMus within the Faculty of Arts, (b) an eligible BSc (Science) from the Faculty of Science, (c) a BSc (Engineering) from the Schulich School of Engineering, or (d) a BComm from the Haskayne School of Business.

2. Can be combined with: (a) an eligible BA, BSc, BFA or BMus within the Faculty of Arts, (b) an eligible BSc (Science) from the Faculty of Science, or (c) a BSc (Engineering) from the Schulich School of Engineering.

3. Can be combined with: (a) an eligible BA, BSc within the Faculty of Arts, (b) an eligible BSc (Science) from the Faculty of Science, or (c) a BSc (Engineering) from the Schulich School of Engineering.

4. Can be combined with an eligible BA or BSc within the Faculty of Arts.

5. Specialized Concurrent Degrees offered in conjunction with the Werklund School of Education.

6. Specialized Combined Degree offered in conjunction with the Cumming School of Medicine.

7. Degree programs that co-ordinate with related diploma programs at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and other similar institutions.

8. Multidisciplinary degrees without a Major Field of specialization.

9. Specialized Combined Degree offered in conjunction with the Faculty of Kinesiology.

Legend: Terminology and degree abbreviations are explained below.

Description of Undergraduate Degree Programs

The Faculty of Arts offers a wide spectrum of department-based, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary undergraduate degree programs in the fine arts, the humanities and the social sciences. Except as otherwise noted below, details of the undergraduate programs summarized here are given in Sections 3 and 4 of this part of the Calendar.

Degree Programs within the Faculty of Arts:

Degree Programs with a Major Field of Study

The following degree programs normally require four years of study:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), BA (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), BFA (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), BSc (Honours)

Multidisciplinary Degree Programs

The following degree program normally requires three years of study:

  • Bachelor of Communication and Culture (BCC) (Multidisciplinary)

The following degree programs normally require four years of study:

  • BA or BSc (Multidisciplinary) in Communication and Culture

Multi-Institution Degrees

The following degree programs normally require two and one half years of study at the University of Calgary and two years of work on a related diploma at SAIT Polytechnic or a similar institution:

  • Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (BCMS)
  • Bachelor of Film Studies (BFS)

Combined or Concurrent Degree Programs

The following two-degree programs normally require at least five years of study:

  • Within the Faculty of Arts: BA, BFA or BSc (Arts)/BA, BFA or BSc (Arts)
  • With the Cumming School of Medicine: Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation (BCR) (Medicine)/BA or BSc (Psychology)
  • With the Haskayne School of Business: Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)/BA (Arts) or BSc (Arts)
  • With the Faculty of Kinesiology: BKin (Kinesiology)/BA (Dance)
  • With the Schulich School of Engineering: BSc (Engineering)/BA (Arts) or BSc (Arts)
  • With the Faculty of Science: BA or BSc (Arts)/BSc (Science)
  • With the Werklund School of Education: BA (Arts - see 3.4.5 for a list of eligible majors) or BFA (Drama Education or Visual Studies) or BMus (Music Education) or BSc (Geography)/Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Second Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Second BA, BSc, BA (Honours) or BSc (Honours) degrees with a Major Field are available following an appropriate first degree and normally take two additional years.

Co-operative Education

For many BA, BA (Honours), BSc and BSc (Honours) Degree Programs, relevant work experience can be integrated with academic study through Co-operative Education. Degree programs with Co-op normally take at least five years.

Arts and Science Honours Academy

The Arts and Science Honours Academy provides an enriched undergraduate experience for highly motivated students in the Faculties of Arts and Science. See the Program Details section below.

Double Majors

BA or BSc Degrees may be awarded with two Major Fields.

Minor Fields of Study

Students in degree programs in the Faculty of Arts are generally eligible to declare established minors from Continuing Education, Environmental Design, the Haskayne School of Business, the Cumming School of Medicine and Science as well as from Arts.

Minor Fields offered by the Faculty of Arts:

  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Energy Economics
  • Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures
  • Archaeology
  • Canadian Studies
  • Chinese
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Dance
  • Development Studies
  • Drama
  • Earth Science
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Film Studies
  • Geography
  • German
  • Greek
  • Greek and Roman Studies
  • History
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • International Indigenous Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law and Society
  • Linguistics
  • Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation Studies
  • Museum and Heritage Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Security Studies
  • Sociology
  • Sonic Arts
  • South Asian Studies
  • Spanish
  • Speech-Language Sciences
  • Urban Studies
  • Visual Studies and Art History
  • Women's Studies
Graduate Programs

All graduate degree programs fall under the jurisdiction of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. In the Arts fields, the Faculty of Graduate Studies offers the following degrees:

  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Communication and Media Studies (MCS)
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS)
  • Master of Music (MMus)
  • Master of Strategic Studies (MSS)
  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Details can be found in the Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar.