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University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.42 Multidisciplinary Studies
4.42 Multidisciplinary Studies
Overview of Programs and Procedures
Baccalaureate Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Multidisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Communication and Culture (suspended)

Concurrent BA in Multidisciplinary Studies/Bachelor of Education


  • Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Communication and Culture program has been suspended.
  • Students in the Concurrent program should consult with an advisor in the Arts Students’ Centre to ensure completion of Education program requirements in a timely manner.

The Faculty of Arts' multidisciplinary degree programs provides an opportunity for students to design their own programs to include a primary and a secondary focus. The primary area of focus consists in the completion of a minor program in Arts. The secondary focus can be selected from the offerings available in any faculty.

Contact Information and Program Advice

Students should consult an undergraduate program advisor in the Arts Students’ Centre for information and advice on their overall program requirements. Advising contact information can be found online:


Prospective students wishing to enter a Multidisciplinary Program must meet the criteria listed in section A.5 Undergraduate Admission Requirements of this Calendar. Annual application deadlines are found in A.3 Deadline Dates for Undergraduate Applications for Admission and Transcripts.

Program Combinations

The BA in Multidisciplinary Studies is not available with Honours.

The BA can be combined with another Bachelor’s degree provided that the courses used towards the primary and secondary areas of focus are not used towards the major field requirements of the other degree program.

The BA can be completed as a subsequent (second) Bachelor’s degree provided that the primary and secondary areas of focus are different from the credentials (major and minor) obtained in the previous degree.

Multidisciplinary Degrees With Distinction

The notation "With Distinction" will be inscribed on the permanent record and graduation parchment of any student achieving a grade point average of 3.60 over the final 90 units of a 120 unit BA (multidisciplinary) degree. A student who has taken part of their work at another university or who has transferred into the Faculty may be granted a degree "With Distinction" at the discretion of the Faculty.