BA Renewal

FAQS

What is changing?

Effective September 2018, requirements to complete the Bachelor of Arts degree will be changed, making it a more flexible, customizable degree that aligns with students’ interests.
 
While the implementation of the revised BA is not until September 2018, we wanted to provide you with a few FAQs to help answer initial questions.

Who does the revised BA affect?

Students working to complete their Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts Honors degrees in September 2018 and onward will follow the requirements of the revised BA.

Who is not affected by the revised BA?

Students who are convocating before September 2018.
Students who are NOT pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts Honors degree.
o   For example, Bachelor of Design students are not affected.

Where can I find more information on the revised BA?

Please continue to visit the site as it will be updated throughout the school term. For a comprehensive document on the revised BA, please refer to the December 7, 2016 proposal pdf.
 

What are the advantages of a revised BA?

Students now have the ability to customize their degree by taking courses that directly relate to your career ambitions, graduate interests or simply are of interest for knowledge purposes.
 
The revised BA makes it easier for students double major in their programs of interest, while having the flexibility of choice – incorporate certificates, Arts Work Experience (AWE) or Community Service Learning options into your degree.

I will be convocating after September 2018. What do I need to do now, to prepare for the changes?

Become familiar with the changes that are being made to the common course requirements for the BA and BA Honors programs in contrast to the course requirements that are presently in effect. All students who are registered effective September 2018 are subject to these revised requirements. Plan your upcoming registrations accordingly. If you have any questions, please seek the advice of an undergraduate student advisor
 

Do I qualify for a waiver of the Language Other than English requirement?

If you completed a 30-level Language Other than English (or equivalent) in High School you qualify for a waiver of the requirement.  If you have not already taken the requirement you will take options instead. Watch the maximum credits permitted at the Junior level and in your major(s).