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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.48 Multidisciplinary Studies 4.48.3 Bachelor of Communication and Culture
4.48.3 Bachelor of Communication and Culture (BCC)

Note: Applications to this program are currently suspended while the program is under review. Students currently in the Bachelor of Communication and Culture should continue to follow the program as described below.

The three-year (90 units (15.0 full-course equivalents)) Bachelor of Communication and Culture degree program provides a foundation of knowledge in the liberal arts that can be completed in a reduced period of time. Some students take this degree for its own sake and others as a foundation for further credentials. If students are intending to use this degree as a step to a career in teaching, they should take into consideration Alberta Teacher Certification Requirements. For further details, refer to the Werklund School of Education website.


  • The Bachelor of Communication and Culture is not available with Honours and it may not be used in a Combined Degree Program or subsequently completed as a Second Baccalaureate Degree.
  • A three-year degree is not accepted as a preparation for graduate-level study.


  1. Overall Program: Successful completion of an approved program consisting of 90 units (15.0 full-course equivalents.
  2. Multidisciplinary: Successful completion of the multidisciplinary requirements listed below.
  3. Academic Achievement:
    a. A minimum GPA of 2.00 must be achieved over all courses.
    b. A maximum of 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalent) "D" or "D+" grades overall.
  4. University of Calgary Study: A maximum of 45 units (7.5 full-course equivalents) in eligible post-secondary transfer credits from other institutions may be counted toward the degree.
  5. Depth: A maximum of 42 units (7.0 full-course equivalents) at the junior or 200 level.
  6. Breadth: A minimum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from the Faculty of Science.
  7. Physical Activity Courses: A maximum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent may be taken from: Dance Education Activity/Theory, Outdoor Pursuits Activity/Theory and Physical Education Activity/Theory.


  1. Minor Field: Successful completion of an approved Minor Field from within or outside the Faculty of Arts.
    Note: It may be difficult to complete minors that require limited enrolment courses. Not more than 36 units (6.0 full-course equivalents) may be from any one Department or from any group of courses that would comprise a Major Field.
  2. Multidisciplinary Breadth: Either Communication and Culture 201 and 203 or a second approved minor.
  3. Literature: 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in English literature or other literature, including Comparative Literature.
  4. Writing: 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) chosen from Communication and Media Studies 363, 369 or Science 311.
    Note: It is recommended a second minor be chosen from within the Faculty of Arts.