General Studies - Bachelor of Arts

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The General Studies Bachelor of Arts is for students who wish to pursue a general liberal studies program. Students must complete at least 48 credits at the 300/400 level of which at least 30 credits must be completed at UBC Okanagan. In addition to the general requirements for the BA program in Arts, students enrolled in the General Studies BA must fulfill requirements from the following THREE Groupings drawn from FOUR Categories (Humanities, Social Science, Science, Creative and Performing Arts):

Grouping I

  • a minimum of 30 credits with at least 18 credits at the 300/400 levels from a SINGLE discipline within one of the four Categories mentioned above. This is referred to as the Concentration.
  • a minimum of 18 credits with at least 12 credits at the 300/400 levels from other disciplines within the same Category as the concentration. This is referred to as the Non-Concentration.

Grouping II

  • A minimum of 18 credits with at least 12 credits at the 300/400 levels from a Category different from the Category chosen for Grouping I

Grouping III

  • A minimum of 6 credits at the 300/400 levels in disciplines outside of the Concentration (Grouping I, a minimum of 30 credits with at least 18 credits at the 300/400 levels from a SINGLE discipline within one of the four Categories mentioned above. This is referred to as the Concentration.)

Students can complete a General Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in the following disciplines: Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Literature, Geography, History: Humanities option, History: Social Science option, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology: Social Science option, and Psychology: Science option.


General Studies - Bachelor of Arts with a Thematic Option

A Thematic Option allows a student to design a program developed in consultation with faculty and approved by the Dean. The option is a defined theme consisting of at least 48 credits of which at least 36 shall be at the 300/400 level.

Three thematic options currently exist:

  • Cognitive Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Gender and Women's Studies

An individual option can be developed in consultation with a faculty advisor and approved by the Dean of Arts. More information is available in the UBC Okanagan Calendar.

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