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First-Year Program Requirements: Faculty of Human and Social Sciences

The following information is part of Step 1: Program Requirements of the Course Registration Guide for first-year Faculty of Human and Social Sciences students. To view the remaining steps, consult the Course Registration Guide.

Program Requirements by Major


  • BA: Bachelor of Arts (honours)
  • BASc: Bachelor of Arts and Science (honours)
  • BSc: Bachelor of Science (honours)

Course Load

To earn an Honours Degree, you will need to complete 20.0 credits:

  • 0.5 credit: Normally conducted over one term
  • 1.0 credit: Normally conducted over two terms

If you are studying part-time, you can take up to 1.5 credits per term. Full-time status is given to students who take 2.0 or 2.5 credits per term.

If you select 2.5 credits in the fall term and 2.5 credits in the winter term, you can complete an Honours Degree in four years.

Next Step: Choose Your Electives

Now that you've determined your program requirements, it's time to move to Step 2: Choose Your Electives to plan and select your electives.