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Understanding the Structure of B.A. Programs

Types of university degrees and complementary programs

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Joint Bachelor’s Degree

Undergraduate degree recognizing the equivalent of 4 years of study and the obtaining of 120 credits that comprise two disciplines, for a total of 42 credits each.

Honours B.A. with Minor

Undergraduate degree recognizing the equivalent of 4 years of study and the obtaining of 120 credits, including 60 credits from mandatory courses. A minor of 30 credits can also be completed within the Honours B.A.

Honours B.A. with Major

Undergraduate degree recognizing the equivalent of 4 years of study and the obtaining of 120 credits, including 42 credits from mandatory courses. Another major of 42 credits or a minor of 30 credits must be added to the first major.

Major

A major comprises 42 credits in a discipline or field of study. A complementary major is added to the main program of studies. There is no direct admission into a complementary program; this choice is made after admission into and registration in a B.A. program.

Minor

A minor comprises 30 credits in a discipline or field of study. A complementary minor is added to the main program of studies. There is no direct admission into a complementary program; this choice is made after admission into and registration in a B.A. program.

Foundational formation

For all B.A. programs, students must complete a foundational formation of 24 mandatory credits whose objective is to reinforce the knowledge and understanding of concepts that are essential for critical thinking. This foundational formation also aims to develop analytical skills through the presentation of different methodologies and theoretical approaches.

The 24 course credits for this foundational formation are as follows:

Course codes

Course titles

HTP1501/1101

Courants de la pensée occidentale | Trends in Western Thought

HTP1502/1102

Imaginaire artistique et littéraire: expressions de l’expérience humaine | Artistic and Literary Imagination: Expressions of the Human Experience

HTP1503/1103

Personnes, politique et planète | People, Politics and the Planet

HTP1504/1104

Foi, justice et bien commun | Faith, Justice and the Common Good

ISC2709/2309

Pratique du français | English Composition

ISC2714/2314

Parole publique | Public Speaking

PHI2581/2181

Le savoir humain | Human Knowledge

3 crédits parmi/ 3 credits from

MIS2503/2103

Religions du monde | World Religions

THO1706/1306

Exploration du phénomène sacré | Exploring the Sacred

THO1707/1301

Comprendre la Bible | Understanding the Bible