Bachelors' programs structure

The Faculty of Arts programs have 120 credits, with the exception of the Bachelor of Arts which has 90 credits. A bachelor's degree is made up of basic skills, disciplinary and elective courses.

The following table presents the different combinations possible and the distribution of credits.

Note: 1 course per session = 3 credits

Types of programs (BA)

Basic-skills courses

Disciplinary courses 
First discipline

Disciplinary courses  
Second discipline

Elective courses

Honours Bachelor's

120 credits 
4 years

12 credits: 2 English courses and 2 philosophy courses

60 credits

 

48 credits

Honours Bachelor's and a Minor

120 credits 
4 years

12 credits: 2 English courses and 2 philosophy courses

60 credits

Minor 
(30 credits)

18 credits 

 

 

 

 

 

Honours Bachelor's with a Double Major

120 credits 
4 years

12 credits: 2 English courses and 2 philosophy courses

Major
(42 credits)

Major
(42 credits)

24 credits 

Honours Bachelor's with Major and Minor

120 credits 
4 years

12 credits: 2 English courses and 2 philosophy courses

Major
(42 credits)

Minor
(30 credits)

36 credits 

 

 

 

 

 

Joint Honours Bachelor's

120 credits 
4 years

Between 6 and 12 credits in English and/or philosophy

Between 39 and 48 credits

Between 39 and 48 credits

Between 12 and 27 credits 

 

 

 

 

 

Other specialized programs

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
120 credits
4 years

Bachelor of Music (BMus)
120 credits 
4 years

Baccalauréat spécialisé approfondi en lettres françaises et baccalauréat en éducation
180 credits
5 years

Honours Bachelor in Digital Journalism 
120 credits 
4.5 years

Honours Bachelor in Public Relations
120 credits
4.5 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelor of Arts
90 credits
3 years

12 credits: 2 English courses and 2 philosophy courses

12 English credits

18 credits in a Faculty of Arts discipline

 

18 credits

30 credits

Bachelor of Arts with Minor
90 credits 
3 years

12 credits: 2 English courses and 2 philosophy courses

Minor in a Faculty of Arts discipline
(30 credits)

 

48  credits

 

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