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Program Options for your Bachelor of Arts degree
Students can meet the Bachelor of Arts requirements through one of the following five options:
- a major program
- a joint major program
- two extended minor programs (at least one in FASS)
- an extended minor and a minor program (at least one in FASS)
- two minor programs (at least one in FASS)
In addition to the degree requirements set out below, students may also fulfil the requirements for one or more additional extended minor(s) or minor(s). Please see the Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Degree section for honors program requirements.
For all BA options at least 120 units are required, which include:
- at least 60 units that must be completed at SFU
- at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at SFU
- at least 65 units in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
- satisfaction of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
- an overall CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0
- a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0
Students also have the option of completing two major programs (double major), if they wish. Students completing two majors will graduate with one BA degree.
Starting Fall 2010, the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree will be available as a graduation option only for Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students. Students interested in this option must meet with a faculty advisor in Arts Central (AQ 3020) and will be required to complete an application form in order to seek formal approval from the Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Students who have declared the BGS prior to the Fall of 2010 will be able to graduate with a BGS degree and will not be affected by this change.