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.
Students must successfully complete 20.0 units. In order to complete a combined major in Gerontology, the following requirements must be met:
❏ a minimum of 6.0 units and a maximum of 8.0 units in the Gerontology combined major as follows:
- FSGN 1101, 2100, FSGN/CHYS 3327, 3345, 3401 and 3450
- 3.0 units selected from FSGN 1100, FSGN/PSYC 2220, FSGN 2315, FSGN/WOMS 3305, FSGN/RELS 3307, FSGN 3314, 3410, FSGN/SOAN 3551, 4481, 4491, NUTR 3330
Note: No more than 0.5 unit of FSGN 4481 may be counted toward the degree. No more than 0.5 unit of FSGN 4491 may be counted toward the degree.
❏ a second combined major specified by another program (Biology, Canadian Studies, Chemistry, Cultural Studies, Economics, English, French, History, Mathematics, Political Studies, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, Women’s Studies) Note: The second combined major cannot be Family Studies.
❏ a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the required 6.0 units of each combined major
❏ at least 5.0 units of the 12.0 units overall required for the combined majors must be at the 3000 level or above, and 2.5 units of these must be FSGN content
❏ 1.0 unit from each core group A, B, and C listed under the Bachelor of Arts (General Studies) (inclusive of the majors):
- Core A – Sciences & Mathematics (1.0 unit)
- Core B – Social Sciences (1.0 unit)
- Core C – Humanities (1.0 unit)
❏ at least 9.0 units of the total 20.0 units 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.
❏ Note: If a student in a Family Studies or Gerontology program (Major, Concentration, or Minor) fails a FSGN course twice, the department will review the student’s capacity for success in the program.
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
♦ 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