Students who wish to develop two areas of interdisciplinary expertise may create a Double Major degree program of study by selecting majors in two disciplines within the same credential (i.e. a Bachelor of Arts). The BA, Double Major degree program can create a depth of knowledge and skills in complimentary fields, combining traditional classroom-based theory courses with those emphasizing essential and analytical skills and their application to problem solving. The many combinations presented within our Faculty allow students to open a wide range of employment opportunities.
Some examples of recent double majors include Anthropology and Applied Geography, Anthropology and Psychology, Creative Writing and Psychology, Criminology and Psychology, English and Creative Writing, English and History, History and Political Science, Political Science and Sociology, and others. With thirteen majors to choose from, you can have so many fascinating combinations!
This program cannot combine an Honours option and a non-Honours option. For those who wish to pursue an Honours degree, we would suggest pairing an Honours program with a minor. This can be a decision you make closer to your third or even fourth year of progress, once you know if you’re interested in an Honours degree.
Key features of the program include:
- The strong development of core competencies, knowledge, and skills characteristic of traditional Bachelor of Arts programs
- The preparation of students for entry into the labour market by incorporating essential skills in all courses
- The training of students to respond innovatively to emerging trends in society
We strongly suggest that you speak with an Arts Degree Advisor once you start to explore this option. They can help you understand your program requirements and how to complete all the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts program in the most efficient way possible.
Faculty's website: kpu.ca/arts
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major must be admitted to the Faculty of Arts.
Students intending to graduate with this Faculty of Arts Bachelor’s degree must declare the credential by the time they complete 60 credits of undergraduate coursework. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:
- In good academic standing with the University
- Completion of a minimum of 18 credits of undergraduate coursework, including the following with a minimum grade of “C”:
- 3 credits of ENGL at the 1100 level or higher
- 6 credits at the 1100 level or higher in each Major area
The flexibility of the BA, Double Major degree allows students to customize their programs to reflect more directly their personal interests and facilitates their preparation for future career and educational goals. The program structure for each student in the BA, Double Major program will vary depending upon the disciplines selected.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete all requirements in the Bachelor of Arts framework in addition to the requirements of their chosen majors.
BA Double Major program options:
- Bachelor of Arts, Major in Anthropology
- Bachelor of Arts, Major in Applied Geography
- Bachelor of Arts, Major in Asian Studies
- Bachelor of Arts, Major in Creative Writing
- Bachelor of Arts, Major in Criminology
- Bachelor of Arts, Major in English
- Bachelor of Arts, Major in History
- Bachelor of Arts, Major in Human Behaviour and Applied Psychology
- Bachelor of Arts, Major in Philosophy
- Bachelor of Arts, Major in Policy Studies
- Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Science
- Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology
- Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Arts. Transcripts will indicate the double majors.
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