Honours Degrees in Arts and Science

An Honours degree consists of a combination of courses in one or two Plans, supporting courses and electives, as outlined in the following table. It will normally take four years to complete. Most courses in Arts and Science count as credit towards either 3 (one term) or 6 (two term) units in a degree program. The typical load is five courses, or 15 units, in each term of study.

Each Plan is of a specific type, as described below. Each Honours Degree Program contains a primary Plan and (optionally) a secondary Plan.

The primary Plan type determines the degree that you receive. There are Specialization, Major and Medial primary Plans, and a Minor secondary Plan. To review the range of Plans available in Arts and Science, follow this link.

Degree Plan Type and Units Required Supporting and Elective Units Total Units
Primary Plan Secondary Plan
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Specialization A, 84 none 30 114
Major A, 60 none 54 114
Medial-Medial 2A, 42 each none 30 114
Major-Minor A, 60 a, 30 24 114
s or c, 36 18 114
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Specialization S, 84* none 36 120
Major S, 60 none 60 120
Major-Minor S, 60 a, 30 30 120
s or c, 36 24 120
Bachelor of Computing (Honours)
Specialization C, 84* none 36 120
Major C, 60 none 60 120
Major-Minor C, 60 a, 30 30 120
s, 36 24 120
Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours)
Major F, 60 none 60 120
Major-Minor F, 60 a, 30 30 120
s or c, 36 24 120
Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (Honours)
Specialization H, 81 none 39 120
Bachelor of Music
Specialization M, 93 none 36 129

*Some science and computing Specializations require more than 84 units. In such cases, the number of supporting and elective units will be reduced accordingly.

Primary Plan Types

A – Arts
S – Science
C – Computing
F – Fine Art
H – Physical and Health Education
M – Music

Secondary Plan Types

a – Arts
s – Science
c – Computing