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Bachelor of Arts Program | Faculty of Environment
Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Bachelor of Arts

Students can meet the bachelor of arts (BA) requirements through one of the following five options: a major program, a joint major program, two extended minor programs, an extended minor program and a minor program, or two minor programs, at least one of which must be in the Faculty of Environment (FENV). Students who are interested in completing either two extended minors, or an extended minor and a minor program, or two minor programs must meet with an undergraduate advisor in one of the Faculty of Environment departments, or in the Dean of the Faculty of Environment office for academic advice and program approval.

Minor and Extended Minor Programs

Students wishing to prepare themselves in two program areas for the BA degree, but not desiring to undertake a major or a joint major program, may complete a program consisting of two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors, at least one of which must be in the Faculty of Environment. Students who are interested in this option must meet with a faculty advisor in one of the FENV departments for academic advising and program approval.

A minor program requires at least 15 upper division units within a single program area unless otherwise specified in the Calendar. At least seven units must be completed at Simon Fraser University. An extended minor consists of the lower division requirements for a major, and the upper division requirements for a minor.

The following requirements are in addition to those listed in the Faculty of Environment's bachelor of arts degree in each school.

  • students complete lower division requirements for each extended minor and/or minor programs
  • students complete at least 21 upper division units completed in FENV courses, of which at least 12 must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • no more than eight upper division units that have been transferred from another institution may be used toward an extended minor or minor

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Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

 

WQB Graduation Requirements
A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit.
Requirement
Units
Notes
W - Writing
6
Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative
6
Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth
18
Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci
6
Additional Breadth

6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)
Additional breadth units must be from outside the student's major and may be B-designated (B-Hum, B-Soc, B-Sci courses). Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

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