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College of the Humanities
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
613-520-2809
http://carleton.ca/chum

This section presents the requirements for programs in:

The B.Hum. Honours is available with a Study Year Abroad option. Consult the B.Hum. Honours program requirements for more information.

Program Requirements

Language Requirement

Language courses are normally selected from the following list and chosen in consultation with the College's Academic Advisor. It may be necessary to fulfill a prerequisite before taking these courses.

Humanities
B.Hum. Honours (20.0 credits)

1.  4.0 credits in Humanities Core:4.0
HUMS 1000 [1.0]
Myth and Symbol
HUMS 2000 [1.0]
Reason and Revelation
HUMS 3000 [1.0]
Culture and Imagination
HUMS 4000 [1.0]
Politics, Modernity and the Common Good
2.  3.0 credits in:3.0
HUMS 1005 [0.5]
Early Human Cultures
HUMS 1200 [0.5]
Humanities and Classical Civilisation
HUMS 3200 [1.0]
European Literature
HUMS 4103 [0.5]
Science in the Modern World
HUMS 4500 [0.5]
Modern Intellectual History
3.  2.0 credits in:2.0
HUMS 2101 [0.5]
Art from Antiquity to the Medieval World
HUMS 2102 [0.5]
Modern European Art 1527-2000
HUMS 3102 [0.5]
Western Music 1000-1850
HUMS 3103 [0.5]
Western Music 1850-2000
(See Note, below)
4.  2.0 credits in:2.0
RELI 1731 [0.5]
Varieties of Religious Experience
RELI 2710 [1.0]
Maccabees to Muhammad
Greek and Roman Epic
or
Greek and Roman Drama
5. 1.0 credit fulfilling the language requirement1.0
6.  1.0 credit from:1.0
CLCV 2902 [0.5]
Origins of the Greeks
CLCV 2903 [0.5]
Democracy to Alexander
CLCV 2904 [0.5]
Rise of the Roman Empire
CLCV 2905 [0.5]
Rome of the Caesars
HIST 3215 [0.5]
Ancient Greek Science
HIST 3216 [0.5]
The Scientific Revolution
PHIL 2005 [1.0]
Ancient Philosophy: The Search for Wisdom
PSCI 2301 [0.5]
History of Political Thought I
PSCI 2302 [0.5]
History of Political Thought II
7.  5.0 credits in:5.0
a. 1.0 credit at the 2000 level or above
b. 1.0 credit from:
HUMS 4901 [0.5]
Research Seminar: Antiquity to the Middle Ages
HUMS 4902 [0.5]
Research Seminar: Renaissance to Enlightenment
HUMS 4903 [0.5]
Research Seminar: Romanticism to the Present
HUMS 4904 [0.5]
Research Seminar: Non-Western Traditions
c. 1.0 credit from:
DIGH 3001 [0.5]
The Book in the Digital Age
ENGL 3305 [0.5]
Shakespeare and the Stage
ENGL 3306 [0.5]
Shakespeare and Film
HIST 2204 [0.5]
Early Modern Europe 1350-1650
HIST 2206 [0.5]
Early Modern Europe 1600-1800
HUMS 3500 [0.5]
Ancient and Medieval Intellectual History
HUMS 3550 [0.5]
Renaissance and Early Modern Intellectual History
PHIL 3002 [0.5]
17th Century Philosophy
PHIL 3003 [0.5]
18th Century Philosophy
d. 2.0 credits in electives
or (for Study Year Abroad)
a. 5.0 pre-approved credits to be taken at an accredited international institution. Acceptable courses that cannot be equivalenced in a specific discipline will be equivalenced as HUMS courses.
8.  2.0 credits in free electives.2.0
Total Credits20.0

Note: for Item 3 above, students who transfer into the B. Hum. may use up to 2.0 credits of any previously completed art and/or music courses (with the exception of advanced placement courses); students who study abroad may use up to 2.0 credits of art and/or music courses taken abroad; students enrolled in a Combined Honours in Humanities and Art History or Humanities and Music may substitute up to 1.0 credit of music or art from their combined discipline for the respective requirement or part thereof.

Humanities
B.Hum. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

Students already admitted to the B.Hum. may register for a Combined Honours degree in Humanities and any other discipline offered within the B.A. Honours degree as a Combined Honours. . They may also register for a Combined Honours with any other degree program at Carleton that allows the combination. Credits used to satisfy Items 1 through 7 below may also be used to satisfy up to 2.0 credits of the requirements of the other discipline under Item 8. A core seminar in Humanities used to fulfill the requirements of the other discipline will satisfy the 1.5 advanced credit requirement of that discipline. In this case the requirement that advanced credits be 3000-level or above is waived.

Requirements
1.  4.0 credits in Humanities Core:4.0
HUMS 1000 [1.0]
Myth and Symbol
HUMS 2000 [1.0]
Reason and Revelation
HUMS 3000 [1.0]
Culture and Imagination
HUMS 4000 [1.0]
Politics, Modernity and the Common Good
2.  3.0 credits in:3.0
HUMS 1005 [0.5]
Early Human Cultures
HUMS 1200 [0.5]
Humanities and Classical Civilisation
HUMS 3200 [1.0]
European Literature
HUMS 4103 [0.5]
Science in the Modern World
HUMS 4500 [0.5]
Modern Intellectual History
3.  2.0 credits in:2.0
HUMS 2101 [0.5]
Art from Antiquity to the Medieval World
HUMS 2102 [0.5]
Modern European Art 1527-2000
HUMS 3102 [0.5]
Western Music 1000-1850
HUMS 3103 [0.5]
Western Music 1850-2000
(See Note, below)
4.  2.0 credits in:2.0
RELI 1731 [0.5]
Varieties of Religious Experience
RELI 2710 [1.0]
Maccabees to Muhammad
Greek and Roman Epic
or
Greek and Roman Drama
5. 1.0 credit fulfilling the language requirement1.0
6.  0.5 credit at the 2000 level or above0.5
7.  0.5 credit from:0.5
HUMS 4901 [0.5]
Research Seminar: Antiquity to the Middle Ages
HUMS 4902 [0.5]
Research Seminar: Renaissance to Enlightenment
HUMS 4903 [0.5]
Research Seminar: Romanticism to the Present
HUMS 4904 [0.5]
Research Seminar: Non-Western Traditions
8.  7.0 credits in electives that include the requirements for the other discipline of the combined degree or the minor.7.0
Total Credits20.0

Note: For Item 3 above, students who transfer into the B. Hum. may use up to 2.0 credits of any previously completed art and/or music courses (with the exception of advanced placement courses); students who study abroad may use up to 2.0 credits of art and/or music courses taken abroad; students enrolled in a Combined Honours in Humanities and Art History or Humanities and Music may substitute up to 1.0 credit of music or art from their combined discipline for the respective requirement or part thereof.

Biology and Humanities
B.Hum. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Humanities CGPA:
1.  4.0 credits in Humanities Core:4.0
HUMS 1000 [1.0]
Myth and Symbol
HUMS 2000 [1.0]
Reason and Revelation
HUMS 3000 [1.0]
Culture and Imagination
HUMS 4000 [1.0]
Politics, Modernity and the Common Good
2.  1.5 credits in:1.5
HUMS 1200 [0.5]
Humanities and Classical Civilisation
HUMS 3200 [1.0]
European Literature
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
HUMS 1005 [0.5]
Early Human Cultures
RELI 1731 [0.5]
Varieties of Religious Experience
or 1.0 credit in an approved Beginner's-level language.
4.  2.0 credits in:2.0
HUMS 2101 [0.5]
Art from Antiquity to the Medieval World
HUMS 2102 [0.5]
Modern European Art 1527-2000
HUMS 3102 [0.5]
Western Music 1000-1850
HUMS 3103 [0.5]
Western Music 1850-2000
(See Note, below)
5.  1.5 credits in:1.5
RELI 2710 [1.0]
Maccabees to Muhammad
Greek and Roman Epic
or
Greek and Roman Drama
6.  0.5 credit from: 0.5
HUMS 4901 [0.5]
Research Seminar: Antiquity to the Middle Ages
HUMS 4902 [0.5]
Research Seminar: Renaissance to Enlightenment
HUMS 4903 [0.5]
Research Seminar: Romanticism to the Present
HUMS 4904 [0.5]
Research Seminar: Non-Western Traditions
7. 1.0 credit fulfilling the language requirement1.0
8.  0.5 credit at the 2000-level or above.0.5
B. Credits Included in the Biology CGPA:
9.  3.0 credits in:3.0
BIOL 1103 [0.5]
Foundations of Biology I
BIOL 1104 [0.5]
Foundations of Biology II
BIOL 2001 [0.5]
Animals: Form and Function
or BIOL 2002 [0.5]
Plants: Form and Function
BIOL 2104 [0.5]
Introductory Genetics
or BIOL 2107 [0.5]
Fundamentals of Genetics
BIOL 2200 [0.5]
Cellular Biochemistry
or BIOL 2201 [0.5]
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
BIOL 2303 [0.5]
Microbiology
or BIOL 2600 [0.5]
Ecology
10.  2.0 credits from:2.0
CHEM 1001 [0.5]
& CHEM 1002 [0.5]
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
CHEM 1005 [0.5]
& CHEM 1006 [0.5]
Elementary Chemistry I
Elementary Chemistry II
CHEM 2203 [0.5]
Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2204 [0.5]
Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 2207 [0.5]
& CHEM 2208 [0.5]
Introduction to Organic Chemistry I
Introduction to Organic Chemistry II
11.  3.0 credits in BIOL or BIOC at the 3000 level or above.3.0
Total Credits20.0

Note:

  1. For Item 4 above, students who transfer into the B. Hum. may use up to 2.0 credits of any previously completed art and/or music courses (with the exception of advanced placement courses); students who study abroad may use up to 2.0 credits of art and/or music courses taken abroad; students enrolled in a Combined Honours in Humanities and Art History or Humanities and Music may substitute up to 1.0 credit of music or art from their combined discipline for the respective requirement or part thereof.
  2. For Items 3 and 7 above, students who must take a beginner's-level prerequisite to their Intermediate Language Requirement should do so in place of RELI 1731 & HUMS 1005.  Students who are already able to demonstrate a proficiency in a second-language at an intermediate level may have the requirement waived, and in that case may be required to take an additional elective credit at the 2000-level or above in order to bring their total number of credits up the the required 20.0.
  3. For items 9 and 10, students taking CHEM 1005 and CHEM 1006 will be required to obtain a grade of B- or higher in CHEM 1006 to take BIOL 2200, and more advanced courses in BIOC and CHEM and advanced laboratory courses in BIOL for which BIOL 2200 is a prerequisite.

B.Hum. with Minor

Students already admitted to the B.Hum may add a minor to their program in any other discipline in the University which offers a minor. Students registered in the Humanities - B.Hum. Honours who add a minor follow the requirements listed under items 6 to 8 of Humanities - B.Hum. Combined Honours instead of the requirements listed under items 6 to 8 of the Humanities - B.Hum. Honours degree.

Humanities (HUMS) Courses

HUMS 1000 [1.0 credit]
Myth and Symbol

Recurring symbols in myth, epic and ritual representing the relation between the sacred and the profane, the origin of the cosmos, the basis of community, and formative human experiences. Primary sources drawn from ancient India and China, Mesopotamia, the Hebrew Bible, and Indigenous cultures.
Prerequisite(s): restricted to students in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Lectures three hours a week and tutorials one and a half hours a week.

HUMS 1005 [0.5 credit]
Early Human Cultures

Cultural experiences of small scale societies, including kinship, rituals, magic, social structure, and subsistence. Reading may include the works of classic anthropologists such as Maine, Tylor, Morgan, and Boas.
Precludes additional credit for ANTH 1001 and ANTH 1003.
Prerequisite(s): restricted to students in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Lectures three hours a week.

HUMS 1200 [0.5 credit]
Humanities and Classical Civilisation

The ideas which animated ancient Greek and Roman civilisation and which influenced later western cultural movements through a reading of literary, historical, and philosophical works. Authors include Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, the Greek Tragedians, Plato, Vergil, and Cicero.
Prerequisite(s): restricted to students in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Lecture three hours a week.

HUMS 1500 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to the Humanities: Five Books that Changed the World

A reading-intensive course on five influential books from Antiquity to the present day. Works may include the Bible, the Bhagavad Gita, Homer’s Odyssey, Plato’s Republic, Dante’s Inferno, Machiavelli’s The Prince, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil, Marx’s Communist Manifesto.
Prerequisite(s): enrolment in a degree program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, or the Faculty of Public Affairs. Students enrolled in the BHum. program are not eligible to register in this course.
Lecture three hours per week.

HUMS 2000 [1.0 credit]
Reason and Revelation

The origins of philosophy in ancient Greece and its pursuit in the medieval West, with special attention to knowledge, happiness, and love. Readings include works by Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Boethius, Aquinas, and Dante.
Prerequisite(s): HUMS 1000 and enrolment in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Lectures three hours a week and tutorials one and a half hours a week.

HUMS 2101 [0.5 credit]
Art from Antiquity to the Medieval World

A chronological and thematic survey of the Arts from the earliest times to ca. 1400.
Precludes additional credit for HUMS 4101 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): restricted to students in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Lecture three hours a week.

HUMS 2102 [0.5 credit]
Modern European Art 1527-2000

A chronological and thematic survey of the Arts from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century.
Precludes additional credit for HUMS 4101 (no longer offered) and HUMS 3101 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): HUMS 2101 and restricted to students in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Lectures three hours a week.

HUMS 3000 [1.0 credit]
Culture and Imagination

Major forms of literary, artistic, and philosophical expression from 1500-1800. Sources drawn from renaissance humanism, reformation theology, enlightenment and romantic philosophy.
Prerequisite(s): HUMS 2000 and enrolment in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Lectures three hours a week and tutorials one and a half hours a week.

HUMS 3102 [0.5 credit]
Western Music 1000-1850

Introduction to basic theory, harmony, history and interpretation of Western music including the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and early Romantic periods.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for HUMS 4102 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): restricted to students in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Lectures three hours a week.

HUMS 3103 [0.5 credit]
Western Music 1850-2000

Western music from the mid-nineteenth century to the present with emphasis on the seminal contributions of Liszt, Wagner, Mahler, Debussy, Stravinsky, Schönberg and others.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for HUMS 4102 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): HUMS 3102 and restricted to students in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Lecture three hours a week.

HUMS 3200 [1.0 credit]
European Literature

Major movements and works from Dante's Divine Comedy through Voltaire's Candide. Themes include the New Humanism vs. old Chivalry in the Renaissance and Baroque periods; the rise of the modern novel and drama; reason, nature, and the Enlightenment project.
Also listed as ENGL 3201.
Prerequisite(s): HUMS 2000 and third-year standing in the Bachelor of Humanities program. English students should have third-year standing with a GPA of B or above.
Lectures three hours a week.

HUMS 3500 [0.5 credit]
Ancient and Medieval Intellectual History

Examination of some of the major philosophical, religious, political, artistic, and/or literary ideas, works, and movements from Archaic Greece to the High Middle Ages.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in the Bachelor of Humanities program, or permission of the instructor.
Lectures three hours a week.

HUMS 3550 [0.5 credit]
Renaissance and Early Modern Intellectual History

Examination of some of the major philosophical, religious, political, artistic, and/or literary ideas, works, and movements from the Early Renaissance to 1800.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in the Bachelor of Humanities program, or permission of the instructor.
Lectures three hours a week.

HUMS 3800 [0.5 credit]
Humanities in Context

Designed for students studying humanities, this travel course explores art, literature, politics, philosophy, architecture, religions, and cultures in their historical and contemporary contexts in a particular geographic locale. Travel destinations and themes vary from year to year.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): 2.0 credits in HUMS and permission of the department. Permission of the unit is required to repeat this course.
Hours to be arranged.

HUMS 4000 [1.0 credit]
Politics, Modernity and the Common Good

Modern and post-modern ways of thinking and doing, including revolutionary new ideas in politics, philosophy, culture, economics, and international relations. Thinkers considered include Arendt, Foucault, Hegel, Heidegger, Hobbes, Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, Polanyi, Rousseau, Said, and Taylor.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): HUMS3000 and enrolment in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Lectures three hours a week and tutorials one and a half hours a week.

HUMS 4001 [0.5 credit]
Directed Studies in the Humanities

A course for independent study and writing, under the supervision of a College designated faculty member. This course involves supervised readings and written essays.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Humanities program.


HUMS 4002 [0.5 credit]
Directed Studies in the Humanities

A course for independent study and writing, under the supervision of a College designated faculty member. This course involves supervised readings and written essays.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Humanities program and Good Standing in the program.


HUMS 4103 [0.5 credit]
Science in the Modern World

An introduction to the major scientific ideas of our time (such as Big Bang theory, molecular genetics, evolution, atomic structure), and the impact of technology on society (e.g. global warming, pollution, genetically modified foods, viral infections).
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for HUMS 4100 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): restricted to students in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Lectures three hours a week.

HUMS 4500 [0.5 credit]
Modern Intellectual History

Examination of some of the major ideas and ideologies from 1800 to the present, including romanticism, liberalism, nationalism, symbolism, socialism, Freudianism, communism, feminism, and postmodernism.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for HUMS 4104.
Prerequisite(s): restricted to students in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Lectures three hours a week.

HUMS 4901 [0.5 credit]
Research Seminar: Antiquity to the Middle Ages

An interdisciplinary seminar on a selected topic in the humanities from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. The topic will vary from year to year.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Seminar three hours a week.

HUMS 4902 [0.5 credit]
Research Seminar: Renaissance to Enlightenment

An interdisciplinary seminar on a selected topic in the humanities from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. The topic will vary from year to year.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Seminar three hours a week.

HUMS 4903 [0.5 credit]
Research Seminar: Romanticism to the Present

An interdisciplinary seminar on a selected topic in the humanities from Romanticism to the present. The topic will vary from year to year.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Seminar three hours a week.

HUMS 4904 [0.5 credit]
Research Seminar: Non-Western Traditions

An interdisciplinary seminar on a selected topic in the humanities as expressed in aboriginal and Non-Western cultures. The topic will vary from year to year.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Humanities program.
Seminar three hours a week.

Note: Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Regulations

In addition program requirements described in this section, students must satisfy the Academic Regulations of the University, including the process of Academic Continuation Evaluation.

Students should consult the College and its website when planning their program and selecting courses.

Requirement for Full-Time Study

Students in the Humanities program must complete a minimum of 4.0 credits by the end of the summer session. The College may permit students to study abroad for a year while remaining registered in the program. For those students permitted to study abroad, Carleton credits commensurate to studies taken abroad will be determined by the College and awarded towards the student's degree. In exceptional circumstances (usually financial need or sickness) the College may also permit students to take a leave of absence for one year while remaining registered in the program.

Academic Continuation Evaluation for Bachelor of Humanities

Students in the Bachelor of Humanities degree follow the Academic Continuation Evaluation (ACE) regulations described in Section 3.2 of the Academic Regulations of the University with the following additions and amendments.

The Bachelor of Humanities degree defines an Overall CGPA and a Core CGPA.

HUMANITIES CORE COURSES
HUMS 1000 [1.0]
Myth and Symbol
HUMS 2000 [1.0]
Reason and Revelation
HUMS 3000 [1.0]
Culture and Imagination
HUMS 4000 [1.0]
Politics, Modernity and the Common Good

At each ACE assessment, Bachelor of Humanities students are evaluated on the basis of their Overall CGPA. The Core CGPA is assessed only at the end of each winter term.

Students are Eligible to Continue (EC) if the Overall CGPA is at least 6.50 and the Core CGPA is at least 6.50.

A student who does not receive the status Eligible to Continue (EC) but who has an Overall CGPA of at least 6.00 and a Core CGPA of at least 6.00 is placed on Academic Warning (AW).

A student is required to leave the program with the decision Continue in Alternate (CA) if:

  1. the student was on Academic Warning (AW) and does not achieve Eligible to Continue (EC) at the next ACE assessment,
    or
  2. the student has an Overall CGPA of less than 6.00 or a Core CGPA of less than 6.00 when assessed.

Transfer from B.Hum. to B.J.Hum.

A student who has completed the first year of the B.Hum. and is Eligible to Continue (EC) may apply to transfer into the second year of the B.J. Hum. and will be accepted at the discretion of the School of Journalism and the College of Humanities, and must normally have an overall CGPA of 10.0 (A-) or higher. Transfers into higher years will not be considered.


 

Academic Continuation Evaluation for Bachelor of Journalism and Humanities

Students in the Bachelor of Journalism and Humanities degree follow the Academic Continuation Evaluation (ACE) regulations described in Section 3.2 of the Academic Regulations of the University with the following additions and amendments.

The Bachelor of Journalism and Humanities degree defines an Overall CGPA, a Journalism Major CGPA, and a Humanities Core CGPA.

HUMANITIES CORE COURSES
HUMS 1000 [1.0]
Myth and Symbol
HUMS 2000 [1.0]
Reason and Revelation
HUMS 3000 [1.0]
Culture and Imagination
HUMS 4000 [1.0]
Politics, Modernity and the Common Good

Whenever the student is assessed in ACE, Bachelor of Journalism and Humanities students are evaluated on the basis of their Overall CGPA. The Humanities Core CGPA is assessed only at the end of each winter term.

  1. A student is required to leave the program if:
    1. the student was on Academic Warning (AW) and does not achieve a decision of Eligible to Continue (EC) at the next Academic Continuation Evaluation;
    2. the student's Overall CGPA is less than 1.00;
    3. the student's Humanities Core CGPA is less than 6.00 when assessed.
  2. Students with between 5.5 and 15 credit attempts who do not maintain an Overall CGPA of 4.00 and a Humanities Core CGPA of 6.5, but who have an Overall CGPA of at least 1.00 and a Humanities Core of at least 6.00, will be placed on Academic Warning (AW). Students with at least 15.5 credit attempts and who do not meet the graduation requirements of an Overall CGPA of 6.50, a Journalism Major CGPA of 6.50, and a Humanities Core CGPA of 6.50 will be required to leave the program.

Admissions Information

Admission requirements are based on the Ontario High School System. Prospective students can view the admission requirements through the Admissions website at admissions.carleton.ca. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program-by-program basis. Holding the minimum admission requirements only establishes eligibility for consideration; higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. All programs have limited enrolment and admission is not guaranteed. Some programs may also require specific course prerequisites and prerequisite averages and/or supplementary admission portfolios. Consult admissions.carleton.ca for further details.

Note: If a course is listed as recommended, it is not mandatory for admission. Students who do not follow the recommendations will not be disadvantaged in the admission process.

Degrees

  • B. Hum. (Honours)
  • B. Hum. and Biology (Honours)

Admission Requirements

First Year

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The Bachelor of Humanities and Biology option must include 4U Chemistry or 4U Biology.

Note: applicants with lower averages may be asked to submit a portfolio in support of their application. For detailed information about the portfolio and whether you are required to submit one, please consult admissions.carleton.ca.

Advanced Standing

The College maintains a number of places in second and third year for students who wish to transfer from Carleton or elsewhere. Applications will be assessed on their merits but normally an overall CGPA of 8.00 (B) or higher is required. On admission, students will not receive credit for courses graded below C-.

Transferring from the B.J.Hum. to the B.J. or B.Hum.

A student who wishes to transfer from the B.J.Hum. to the B.J. or the B.Hum. may apply through Admissions and will be accepted if, upon entry to the new program, they would be Eligible to Continue in the new degree program.