Students may apply to the appropriate department for acceptance into the Honours stream upon successful completion of twenty courses in the Bachelor of Arts program. Acceptance into the Honours stream is competitive meaning students with higher GPA’s will be considered first. Students must present a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.30 in the last 10 courses completed and identify a research focus that is compatible with the available faculty for mentorship within the department.
Before applying for Honours, students must also have declared a major in the Honours discipline. Students may apply for entrance into Honours between March 1 and May 1 of the academic year in which they have successfully completed twenty courses. Departments/disciplines in which Honours streams are housed will meet to decide on who will be accepted into the Honours stream, based on the number of applications received and the qualifications of the students who have applied. A student who has graduated with a Bachelor of Arts may not apply to enter Honours in the same discipline in which they received the Bachelor of Arts degree.
Students accepted into the Honours BA must maintain a term GPA of 3.30 in each semester. Subject to review by the Chair, students who fail to maintain a term GPA of 3.30, will lose their place in the Honours stream. Students will normally not be permitted to reapply for Honours, and may do so only with the permission of the Chair of their Honours discipline. Students permitted to reapply must follow the procedures for acceptance into the Honours stream, as mentioned above.
There is no guarantee that a student will be re-admitted into the Honours stream. Students completing the Honours steam who have failed to satisfy all the requirements for an Honours degree but who have satisfied all requirements for a BA major degree shall receive a BA major degree upon graduation.