Programs

Students may pursue studies in Honours-major or 90-credit BA programs in Interdisciplinary Social Science. Or, they may combine Interdisciplinary Social Science with a second field in a double-major or major/minor arrangement – for example, with geography, environmental studies, history or international development. Requirements for each of these degree options are outlined below.

BA Program (90 Credits)

Residency requirement: 
The 90-credit BA program requires at least 30 credits in Interdisciplinary Social Science and at least half (50%) of the course credits required in each undergraduate program must be taken at York University.

Graduation requirement:
Students must successfully complete (pass) at least 90 credits within the Faculty's degree and program requirements and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 4.00.
30 major credits including:

  • SOSC 2000 6.0;
  • 24 credits chosen from the CORE list with at least 12 credits 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.

Note. The 90 Credit BA program does not include a Theory or 4000-level Capstone requirement.

Honours BA (120 Credits)

Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50%) 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 and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 5.00.

Major credits: 42 credits including:

  • AP/SOSC 2000 6.00;
  • 24 credits chosen from the Core List of Social Science Courses where at least 12 of the 24 are at the 3000 level or above and where at least 6 of the 24 must be selected from an approved list of Theory courses;
  • 6 credits from among AP/SOSC 4000 6.0, AP/SOSC 4511 6.0, AP/SOSC 4001 6.0, AP/SOSC 4002 6.0, SOSC 4003 6.0 and SOSC 4004 6.0
  • 6 additional credits in the major at the 4000-level.

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 (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, Fine Arts, Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Science or the Lassonde School of Engineering. For further details on requirements, please refer to the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.

Major credits: 42 credits including:

  • AP/SOSC 2000 6.0;
  • 24 credits chosen from the Core List of Social Science Courses where at least 12 of the 24 are at the 3000 level or above and where at least 6 of the 24 must be selected from an approved list of Theory courses;;
  • 6 credits from among AP/SOSC 4000 6.0, AP/SOSC 4511 6.0, AP/SOSC 4001 6.0, AP/SOSC 4002 6.0, SOSC 4003 6.0 and SOSC 4004 6.0
  • 6 additional credits in the major at the 4000-level.

Note. In a double major program, a course only counts toward a major credit once.

Honours Major/Minor (120 Credits)

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

Major credits: 42 credits including:

  • AP/SOSC 2000 6.0;
  • 24 credits chosen from the Core List of Social Science Courses where at least 12 of the 24 are at the 3000 level or above and where at least 6 of the 24 must be selected from an approved list of Theory courses;
  • 6 credits from among AP/SOSC 4000 6.0, AP/SOSC 4511 6.0, AP/SOSC 4001 6.0, AP/SOSC 4002 6.0, SOSC 4003 6.0 and SOSC 4004 6.0
  • 6 additional credits in the major at the 4000-level.

Note. In a major/minor program, a course only counts once toward a major or minor credit once.