Degree Requirements

SPECIALIZED HONOURS BA: 120 CREDITS

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: A minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 percent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/ minor must be taken at York University.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT: Students must successfully complete (pass) at least 120 credits which meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.0.

GENERAL EDUCATION: a minimum of 21 general education credits as follows:

  • 6.0 credits in Natural Science (NATS)
  • 9.0 credit approved general education course in Social Science or Humanities categories
  • 6.0 credits approved general education course in Social Science (if the selected 9.0 course is from the Humanities) or in Humanities (if the selected 9.0 course is from the Social Sciences)

MAJOR CREDITS: At least 54 credits from the Religious Studies list of courses, including:

  • AP/HUMA 3803 3.0
  • AP/HUMA 3804 3.0
  • At least one course from each of the first 1 -5 categories of Religious Studies courses listed below
  • 12 credits at the 4000 level.

NOTE:

  • Students must take courses that cover at least three (3) different religions.
  • Language courses (category 6) are strongly recommended but not required.
  • Up to 12 credits in language courses may be counted towards the Religious Studies degree.

UPPER-LEVEL CREDITS: At least 36 credits at the 3000-level or 4000 – level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000-level

CREDITS OUTSIDE THE MAJOR: At least 18 credits

HONOURS BA: 120 CREDITS

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: A minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 percent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/ minor must be taken at York University.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Students must successfully complete (pass) at least 120 credits which meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00.

GENERAL EDUCATION: a minimum of 21 general education credits as follows:

  • 6.0 credits in Natural Science (NATS)
  • 9.0 credit approved general education course in Social Science or Humanities categories
  • 6.0 credits approved general education course in Social Science (if the selected 9.0 course is from the Humanities) or in Humanities (if the selected 9.0 course is from the Social Sciences)

MAJOR CREDITS: At least 48 credits from the Religious Studies list of courses, including:

  • AP/HUMA 3803 3.0
  • AP/HUMA 3804 3.0
  • At least one course from each of the first 1 -5 categories of Religious Studies courses listed below
  • 12 credits at the 4000 level.

NOTE:

  • Students must take courses that cover at least three (3) different religions.
  • Language courses (category 6) are strongly recommended but not required.
  • Up to 12 credits in language courses may be counted towards the Religious Studies degree.

UPPER-LEVEL CREDITS: At least 36 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000-level

CREDITS OUTSIDE THE MAJOR: At least 18 credits. (Note: students who are completing a double major or major/minor are deemed to have fulfilled this requirement.)

 

HONOURS DOUBLE MAJOR BA PROGRAM: 120 CREDITS

The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with approved Honours Double Major degree programs in the Faculties of Environmental Studies, Health, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, or the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, or the Lassonde School of Engineering. For further details on requirements, refer to the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.

NOTE: In a double major program, a course may count only once towards major credit.

 

HONOURS MAJOR/MINOR BA PROGRAM: 120 CREDITS

The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with approved Honours Minor degree programs in the Faculties of Environmental Studies, Health, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Science, the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, or the Lassonde School of Engineering. For further details on requirements, refer to the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.

NOTE: In a major/minor program, a course may count only once towards major credit.

HONOURS MINOR BA PROGRAM: 120 CREDITS

The Honours BA minor program described may be combined with any approved Honours BA program that offers a major/minor option in the Faculties of Environmental Studies, Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Science, the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, or the Lassonde School of Engineering. For further details on requirements, refer to the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.

Minor credits: at least 30 credits from the Religious Studies list of courses, including:

  • AP/HUMA 3803 3.0
  • AP/HUMA 3804 3.0
  • 6 credits at the 4000 level.

NOTE:

  • Students must take courses that cover at least three (3) different religions.
  • Language courses (category 6) are strongly recommended but not required.
  • Up to 12 credits in language courses may be counted towards the Religious Studies degree.

NOTE: In a major/minor program, a course may count only once towards major credit.


ORDINARY BA: 90 CREDITS

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: A minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 percent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/ minor must be taken at York University.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Students must successfully complete (pass) at least 90 credits that meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 4.0.

GENERAL EDUCATION: a minimum of 21 general education credits as follows:

  • 6.0 credits in Natural Science (NATS)
  • A 9.0 credit approved general education course in Social Science or Humanities categories
  • 6.0 credits approved general education course in Social Science (if the selected 9.0 course is from the Humanities) or in Humanities (if the selected 9.0 course is from the Social Sciences)

MAJOR CREDITS: At least 36 credits from the Religious Studies list of courses, including:

  • AP/HUMA 3803 3.0
  • AP/HUMA 3804 3.0
  • At least one course from each of the first 1 -5 categories of Religious Studies courses listed below
  • At least 12 credits in the major at the 3000 level or above
  • At least 12 credits above the 2000 level

NOTE:

  • Students must take courses that cover at least three (3) different religions.
  • Language courses (category 6) are strongly recommended but not required.
  • Up to 12 credits in language courses may be counted towards the Religious Studies degree.
  • At least 12 credits in the major at the 3000 level or above.

UPPER-LEVEL CREDITS: At least 18 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level

CREDITS OUTSIDE THE MAJOR: At least 18 credits