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 1000 9.0 (note: only 6 credits count toward the major)
  • 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: 48 credits including:

  • AP/SOSC 1000 9.00 (note: only 6 credits count toward the major);
  • AP/SOSC 2000 6.00 (pre/co-requisite AP/SOSC 1000 9.0);
  • 24 credits chosen from the extended list; at least 12 must be at the 3000 level or above; and at least 6 must be selected from an approved list of Theory courses;
  • AP/SOSC 4000 6.00 (pre-requisite SOSC 2000 6.0) or AP/SOSC 4511 6.00
  • 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 1000 9.00 (note: only 6 credits count toward the major);
  • AP/SOSC 2000 6.00 (pre-requisite AP/SOSC 1000 9.0);
  • 18 credits chosen from the extended list:  12 of the 18 must be at the 3000-level or above and 6 must be selected from an approved list of Theory courses;
  • AP/SOSC 4000 6.00 (pre-requisite SOSC 2000 6.0) or AP/SOSC 4511 6.00;
  • 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 1000 9.00 (note: only 6 credits count toward the major);
  • AP/SOSC 2000 6.00 (pre-requisite AP/SOSC 1000 9.0);
  • 18 credits chosen from the extended list: 12 must be at the 3000-level or above and 6 must be selected from an approved list of Theory courses;
  • AP/SOSC 4000 6.00 (pre-requisite SOSC 2000 6.0) or AP/SOSC 4511 6.00;
  • 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.