We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.
We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.
This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.
The following degree requirements outline the minimum number of course credit hours, breadth requirements and year-level courses needed in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities. Additionally, students will be required to complete the specific credits and other requirements deemed necessary by the program (Major/Minor) to which they are admitted.
At least 36 credit hours at the senior level (i.e., 3000- or 4000-level courses).
To ensure that breadth of learning continues past the first year, students are required to successfully complete nine credit hours in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities that:
Are not 1000-level courses.
Do not have the same course code as your major (major codes are COMM for Communication and Digital Media Studies; PSYC for Forensic Psychology; POSC for Political Science; LGLS for Legal Studies; CRIM for Criminology and Justice).
Are not listed as a requirement for your major (unless listed as exempt by a program’s specialization).
Double Majors and specializations within a major program that include at least nine credit hours from another program will count as this breadth requirement.
No more than 42 credit hours (including the common first-year courses) may be at the 1000 level.