Degree Options

BA (Bachelor of Arts)
Students will take at least 30 credits in Humanities of which at least 18 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

BA Honours (Bachelor of Arts)
Students will take at least 42 credits in Humanities of which at least 24 credits must be above the 2000-level, including 12 credits in 4000-level.

BA Specialized Honours (Bachelor of Arts)
Students will take at least 54 credits in Humanities of which at least 24 credits must be above the 2000-level, including 12 credits in 4000-level.

BA Honours Double Major (Bachelor of Arts)
The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with any other Honours Bachelor’s degree program in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with approved Major degree programs in Faculty of Health or Faculty of Science & Engineering.

Students must take at least 12 credits at the 4000-level in each Honours Major.

BA Honours Double Major (linked)(Bachelor of Arts)
The Honours BA program in Humanities may also be linked in an Honours (Double Major) BA program with the following interdisciplinary programs: African Studies, Communications Studies, European Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Social and Political Thought, or South Asian Studies.

Students must take 36 credits in Humanities and 36 credits in the interdisciplinary program. Courses taken to meet Humanities requirements cannot also be used to meet the requirements of these programs. Students must take a total of at least 18 credits at the 4000-level including at least 6 credits in the program and 12 credits in Humanities. For further details of requirements, see the listings for specific interdisciplinary programs.

BA Honours Major/Minor (Bachelor of Arts)
The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with any Honours Minor Bachelor’s degree program in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with approved Major degree programs in Faculty of Health or Faculty of Science & Engineering.

BA Honours Minor (Bachelor of Arts)
The Honours Minor must be pursued jointly with an Honours BA program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. The Honours Minor BA program in Humanities comprises at least 30 credits including at least 12 credits at the 3000-level or 4000-level and 6 credits at the 4000-level.

iBA Honours (International Bachelor of Arts)
Students will take at least 42 credits in Humanities, of which at least 18 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000-level. In addition to the courses required for their major, students in the Honours iBA program must fulfill the following requirements:

  • at least 18 credits in a modern languages offered by York University, including the Advanced I university-level course in the chosen language;
  • at least 12 credits of internationally-oriented courses chosen outside the major;
  • at least one full term abroad as a full-time student at one of York University’s exchange partners.

iBA Honours Major/Minor (International Bachelor of Arts)
The Honours iBA program in Humanities described above may be pursued jointly with any Honours Minor BA program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.