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Admission RequirementsReview sections 2.1.4 Admission Requirements and 2.1.6 Additional Admission Requirements.

Status Upon Admission

Students are initially admitted to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, “undeclared program” unless they indicate on their application their intended major or general studies. Students may declare their major/minor or general studies program as early as they wish after initial registration, and must do so before they register for their sixth unit of coursework. Refer to section 2.2.5 Declaring a Major for the information on how to officially declare a major. Students may later change their major, or general studies status, with the approval of the appropriate department.

Bachelor of Arts – General Studies
Bachelor of Arts with Major (20.0 units)
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (Combined Major)
Bachlor of Arts – Honours

Core Group List

Bachelor of Arts – General Studies

This degree offers a broad background in the humanities, sciences and social sciences and requires completion of 15.0 units.

Students intending to complete the general studies degree must declare their intention to do so before they register for their sixth unit of coursework. Students who do not make this declaration within this time frame will not be permitted to register for further coursework.

Students must successfully complete 15.0 units with the following requirements:
a maximum of 7.0 units at the 1000 level
at least 5.0 units at the 2000 level or above
at least 3.0 units at the 3000 level or above
1.0 unit from each core group A, B, and C (see Core Group List below):
❏ Core A – Sciences & Mathematics (1.0 unit)
❏ Core B – Social Sciences (1.0 unit)
❏ Core C – Humanities (1.0 unit)
Note: Psychology may be counted as meeting core group requirement A or B, but not both
1.0 unit of ENGL or WRIT (in addition to the Core C requirement)
complete at least one concentration consisting of 4.0 units from the concentration list under Programs at a Glance. The courses required for the core group A, B, C and ENGL/WRIT requirements may be counted as part of a concentration
Note: No more than 6.0 units in any discipline may be counted towards the degree
a minor or minors (including a professional minor) may be claimed. Each minor consists of 3.0 units as defined by the department offering the minor
Note: No more than 3.0 units of professional coursework may be counted toward the degree
achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in each minor or concentration
achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the best 8.0 units of the degree, including the concentration, in order to graduate



Core Group List

This information is required for the completion of all Arts and Science degrees, including majors and honours.
Note: Psychology may be counted as meeting core group requirement A or B, but not both.

Core A – Sciences & Mathematics Core B – Social Sciences Core C – Humanities

Applied Human Nutrition
(courses listed in the science minor)
Applied Statistics (see MATH)
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Mathematics
Physics
Psychology

Canadian Studies
(CANA prefix courses only)
Communications
Economics
Family Studies & Gerontology
Political Studies
Psychology
Sociology/Anthropology
Women’s Studies
(WOMS prefix courses only)
Chinese
Cultural Studies
English
French
History
Library
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Spanish
Writing
(WRIT prefix courses only)

Bachelor of Arts with Major (20.0 Units)

The degree with a major is intended for those students with a clearly focused interest who wish to gain knowledge in depth of a single discipline.

Students intending to complete the major degree must declare their intention to do so before they register for their sixth unit of coursework. Students who do not make this declaration within this time frame will not be permitted to register for further coursework.

The Mount also offers a limited enrollment internship option.

View the Program Description pages of each major for the details of the program.

The major field may be chosen from:
Canadian Studies Mathematics
Communication Political Studies
Cultural Studies Psychology
Economics Public Policy Studies
English Sociology/Anthropology
French Women’s Studies
History

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
(Combined Major)

The combined major degree is intended for those students who wish to gain in-depth knowledge of two disciplines. Students must declare a major or combined major before registering for their sixth unit of coursework. Students who do not make this declaration within this time frame will not be permitted to register for further coursework.

The Mount also offers a limited enrollment internship option.

The Combined Major fields may be chosen from:
Biology Gerontology
Canadian Studies History
Chemistry Mathematics
Cultural Studies Political Studies
Economics Psychology
English Sociology/Anthropology
Family Studies Women’s Studies
French
Students must successfully complete 20.0 units with the following requirements:
a specified sequence of 6.0 units in each program offering a combined major*
of the 6.0 units required for each major at least 2.0 units must be at the 3000 level or above
no more than 8.0 units in each combined major subject may be counted toward the degree
an overall GPA of 2.0 must be achieved in the best 6.0 units required in each major
1.0 unit from each core group A, B, and C (see Core Group List below):
❏ Core A – Sciences & Mathematics (1.0 unit)
❏ Core B – Social Sciences (1.0 unit)
❏ Core C – Humanities (1.0 unit)
Note: Psychology may be counted as meeting core group requirement A or B, but not both
at least 5.0 units of the 12.0 units overall required for the combined majors must be at the 3000 level or above
at least 9.0 units of the total 20.0 units required must be at the 2000 level or above
Note: No more than 4.0 units from professional areas may be counted toward the degree. Courses included in the Applied Human Nutrition science minor will not be counted as professional electives

Students wishing to combine an arts major and a science major (e.g. Chemistry and English or Biology and Political Studies)

must meet all of the requirements listed above

AND

– to complete a BSc (Combined Major) primary science discipline plus secondary arts discipline
❏ must complete a minimum 12.0 units of the total 20.0 units in science disciplines
– to complete a BA (Combined Major) primary arts discipline plus secondary science discipline
❏ must complete a minimum 12.0 units of the total 20.0 units in arts disciplines

* Please see the department Chair for specific program requirement details.

Bachelor of Arts – Honours

The honours degree option is available to students who wish to study a single discipline in depth, usually with post-graduate study as a goal.

Students wishing to do an honours degree must apply in writing to the departmental Honours Coordinator. Application may be made after successful completion of 10.0 units of study. Minimum requirements for honours program entry are an average GPA of 3.0 in courses and the agreement of a faculty member to supervise the thesis. Approval of the department is necessary for a student to be accepted into the honours program.

The Mount also offers a limited enrollment internship option.

View the Program Description pages of each field for the details of the program.

Honours degrees are offered in:
English Psychology
French Sociology/Anthropology
History Women’s Studies
Mathematics

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