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University of Calgary Calendar 2013-2014 Faculty of Arts 3. Faculty Regulations 3.4 Graduation 3.4.6 Combined Degrees
3.4.6 Combined Degrees

Combined Degrees programs lead to two degrees and normally take at least five years to complete. It is often possible to earn one or both of the Degrees with Honours.

Combined Degree programs require careful selection of courses to complete all requirements of the two Major Fields. For advising on Faculty of Arts component(s) of Combined Degrees, students should consult with both the Arts Degree Advisors in the Student Success Centre and the relevant Subject Advisor(s).

If courses have been chosen carefully, it may be possible for students to opt out of a combined degree program after the end of their third year and still complete a single degree program in four years. If courses have been unevenly distributed, however, it may require more than four years to complete a single degree.

Note: As described in Section 3.4.2, a single degree with Double Major (i.e., two majors) requires at least 20 full-course equivalents. By contrast, a combined degree program yields two degrees and requires at least 25 full-course equivalents.

Faculty of Arts Requirements for Combined Degrees

The following faculty requirements apply to Combined Degrees programs that include a BA, BFA, BMus or BSc with a Major Field from the Faculty of Arts.

1. Overall Program: Successful completion of an overall program consisting of at least 25 full-courses equivalents.

2. Program Focus: Successful completion of the Major Field Requirements and any associated “Other Requirements” for any/each BA, BFA, BMus or BSc from the Faculty of Arts.

3. Academic Achievement:

(a) A minimum GPA of 2.00 must be achieved over all courses in the Major Field and over all courses in the program.

(b) A maximum of one full-course equivalent "D" or "D+" grade in the Major Field and a maximum of three full-course equivalent "D" or "D+" grades overall.

4. University of Calgary Study:

(a) A maximum of 10 full-course equivalents in eligible post-secondary transfer credits from other institutions may be counted toward the degree.

(b) A maximum of four full-course equivalents in eligible post-secondary transfer credits from other institutions may be counted toward the Major Field.

5. Depth: A maximum of nine full-course equivalents at the junior or 200 level.

6. Breadth: A minimum of one full-course equivalent from the Faculty of Science. (Students in the BA (Dance), BFA and BMus Degrees are exempt from this requirement only if the second degree is outside the Faculty of Arts).

7. Physical Activity Courses: A maximum of one full-course equivalent may be taken from: Dance Education Activity/Theory, Outdoor Pursuits Activity/Theory and Physical Education Activity/Theory.

Notes:

  • For each degree program, the “Major-Field Requirements” and any associated “Other Requirements” are defined below under 4. Program Details.
  • The Faculty and Program Requirements of the partner Faculty must also be met.
Faculty of Arts Requirements for Combined Degrees with an Honours Component

The following faculty requirements apply to Combined Degrees programs that include an BA Honours or BSc Honours from the Faculty of Arts.

1. Overall Program: Successful completion of an overall program consisting of at least 25 full-courses equivalents.

2. Program Focus: Successful completion of the Major Field with Honours Requirements and any associated “Other Requirements” for any/each BA or BSc Honours from the Faculty of Arts.

3. Academic Achievement:

(a) A minimum GPA of 3.30 must be achieved over the final 15 full-course equivalents.

(b) A maximum of one full-course equivalent "D" or "D+" grade in the Major Field and a maximum of three full-course equivalent "D" or "D+" grades overall.

4. University of Calgary Study:

(a) A maximum of 10 full course-equivalents in eligible post-secondary transfer credits from other institutions may be counted toward the degree.

(b) A maximum of four full course-equivalents in eligible post-secondary transfer credits from other institutions may be counted toward the Major Field.

5. Depth: A maximum of nine full-course equivalents at the junior or 200 level.

6. Breadth: A minimum of one full-course equivalent from the Faculty of Science. (Students in the BA (Dance), BFA and BMus Degrees are exempt from this requirement only if the second degree is outside the Faculty of Arts).

7. Physical Activity Courses: A maximum of one full-course equivalent may be taken from: Dance Education Activity/Theory, Outdoor Pursuits Activity/Theory and Physical Education Activity/Theory.

Notes:

  • For each degree program, the “Major-Field with Honours Requirements” and any associated “Other Requirements” are defined below under 4. Program Details.
  • The Faculty and Program Requirements of the partner Faculty must also be met.
Combined Degree Programs within the Faculty of Arts

BA, BFA, BMus or BSc (Arts)/BA or BSc (Arts)

This program leads to two degrees from the Faculty of Arts. One or both degrees may be awarded with Honours.

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 the Faculty of Arts and each program therein. (See the Undergraduate Admissions section of this Calendar). Students applying for Honours must follow the Admission procedures specified for Honours Degrees with a Major Field and, once admitted, they are subject to the annual Performance Review for Honours.

In addition to the Faculty of Arts Requirements for Combined Degrees and/or Combined Degrees with an Honours Component listed above, students must adhere to the program requirements for each Major Field and/or each Major Field with Honours as described in 4. Program Details section.

Specialized Concurrent Degree Programs with the Faculty of Education

In several specialized fields in the Faculty of Arts, Concurrent Degree programs are offered in conjunction with the Faculty of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Canadian Studies)/Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Culture (Multidisciplinary Studies))/Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (Development Studies)/Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (English)/Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama Education)/Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (French)/Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (Geography)/Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (History)/Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)/Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (Music)/Bachelor of Education (elementary route only)
  • Bachelor of Music (Music Education)/Bachelor of Education (secondary route only)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)/Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)/Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (Spanish)/Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Studies)/Bachelor of Education

For more information on the requirements of the Arts major, see 4. Program Details. For the requirements for the Faculty of Education, see 3.5.1 or 3.5.2 for the Elementary or Secondary Route.

Specialized Combined Degree Program with the Faculty of Medicine

Psychology can be combined with Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) or Bachelor of Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation (Medicine) — see Psychology under 4. Program Details.
Combined Degree Programs With Other Faculties

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 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 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 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 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.