Combining Programs

Tailor your degree by combining different program areas to reflect your academic interests and future goals.


Program Types

To complete your degree, you will complete 20 credits in a variety of subjects. Courses are offered as either a half credit or full credit. Students typically complete 5 credits per year. 

Each program is offered as one or several of the following types:

Specialist - This program type is the greatest concentration on one subject area. More than half of the credits taken (10-14) will be in this academic area.

Major - A major consists of around one third (6-8) of the total credits.

Minor - This is the smallest program type at just 4 credits.



In order to graduate, students must present a minimum of one of the following combinations of programs:

  • One specialist
  • Two majors
  • One major and two minors

These are minimums only.  Students have the flexibility to combine programs in any way that they can fit in their academic career.  Students can be very creative with their program combinations to create a uniquely personal degree.



Learn more about the Faculty of Arts & Science by reading our Viewbook


First Year