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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.48 Multidisciplinary Studies
4.48 Multidisciplinary Studies
Overview of Programs and Procedures
Baccalaureate Degrees Offered

Multidisciplinary Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication and Culture

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

Bachelor of Communication and Culture (BCC) (suspended)

Concurrent BA in Communication and Culture/Bachelor of Education

Note: Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Communication and Culture and the Bachelor of Communication and Culture programs has been suspended. Students in these programs 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 a program advisor in the Arts Students' Centre for information and advice on their program requirements.


Prospective students wishing to enter a Multidisciplinary Program must meet the criteria listed in section A.2 Undergraduate Admission 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 Communication and Culture 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 (15.0 full-course equivalents) of a 120 unit (20.0 full-course equivalent) BA (multidisciplinary) degree, or the final 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents) of a 90 unit (15.0 full-course equivalent) BCC (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.