College of Arts and Science
- Aboriginal Public Administration
- Anatomy & Cell Biology
- Applied Mathematics
- Art History
- Astronomy - Minor
- Biochemistry & Biotechnology
- Biology & Biotechnology
- Biomedical Sciences
- Biomolecular Structure Studies
- Biotechnology, Microbiology & Immunology
- Business Economics
- Canadian Literature in English - Minor
- Catholic Studies - Minor
- Certificate in Criminology and Addictions
- Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies
- Classics - Minor
- Computer Science
- Crime, Law & Justice Studies - Minor
- Critical Perspectives on Social Justice & the Common Good - Minor
- Digital Culture & New Media - Minor
- Double Honours - Philosophy - Specialization 2
- Entrepreneurship - Minor
- Environment & Society
- Environmental Biology
- Environmental Earth Sciences
- Food Science
- Geomatics - Minor
- German - Minor or Recognition
- Global Studies - Certificate
- Health Studies
- Interactive Systems Design
- International Studies
- Jewish & Christian Origins - Minor
- Mathematical Physics
- Microbiology & Immunology
- Modern Languages
- Music Education
- Native Studies
- Northern Studies
- Physiology & Pharmacology
- Political Studies
- Public Administration
- Regional & Urban Planning
- Religion & Culture
- Spanish - Minor or Recognition
- Studio Art
- Ukrainian - Recognition
- Ukrainian Studies - Minor
- Water Science - Minor
- Women's & Gender Studies
Academic Information & Policies
The following addresses college-level policies and information. For university-wide policies, please visit the U of S Policies and Regulations.
Degrees and Certificates
The College of Arts & Science offers the following degrees and certificates:
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A.&Sc.) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Four-year (120 credit units);
- B.A. and B.Sc. Three-year (90 credit units);
- B.A. Honours, B.A.&Sc. Honours, and B.Sc. Honours (120 credit units);
- Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) degree (120 or 126 credit units);
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Studio Art (120 credit units plus exhibition);
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama (120 credit units);
- Post-Degree Specialization Certificate (P.D.S.C.), for students who have already completed a recognized degree (currently available in Computer Science and Economics).
Students who have already completed or are in the process of completing a degree from the College of Arts & Science or another college, may obtain a second degree from the College of Arts & Science. For more information, see Second Degree Programs below.
Courses for Professional Colleges and Other Programs
In addition to these degree and certificate programs, students may complete preparatory coursework to apply to other colleges and programs.
However, students are responsible for contacting the host college or institution directly to ensure they have the most current admission and program information. Students who wish to enter any of these programs of study should apply for admission to the College of Arts & Science. Since programs often have more qualified applicants than can be accepted, students may find they need additional years of study, perhaps a three-year, four-year or Honours degree, before they are accepted. Students should select courses to fulfill the requirements for a degree program in the College of Arts & Science. Students are also advised to utilize the career counselling services available at the University's Student Employment and Career Centre.
Specializations recognize specialized studies in a sub-discipline of a Science Major. Specializations require completion of 18 to 24 credit units of special studies in a B.Sc. Four-year or B.Sc. Honours degree. At least 9 credit units in the Specialization must be at the 300 or 400-level.
A Specialization must be completed in conjunction with a Major, and must be completed at the time of graduation with a B.Sc. Four-year or Honours degree.
Not all disciplines offer Specializations. Refer to the program descriptions for the Major for availability of Specializations and for further regulations.
Minor and Recognition Programs
Minors are available in many disciplines, on completion of 18 to 24 credit units as specified by the department. Refer to the specific subject for further information as not all disciplines offer Minors.
Recognition in a Language is available in French, German, Spanish and Ukrainian upon completion of 18 credit units as specified by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies.
Completion of a minor or recognition is optional, but if chosen the minor or recognition must be completed in conjunction with a major in a different subject or an interdisciplinary program, and must be completed at the time of graduation with an Arts & Science degree.
This is a depth of study which prescribes a suite of courses that provides students additional expertise and specialized training in one aspect of their major. Typically, a concentration will be similar in requirements to a minor, but the majority of coursework will occur within the student’s major field of study rather than outside of it. Colleges have developed a variety of terms for concentrations (option, specialization within a major, themes, streams, etc.). Please see the University Nomenclature Report for more details: http://www.usask.ca/university_secretary/council/nomenclaturereport2011.php
All programs offered by the College of Arts and Science are subject to the academic standards of the College of Arts and Science. To complete an Arts & Science degree, students must select an array of courses from the various subject areas. This provides students with the broad education implied by a degree in the College of Arts & Science.
Majors and Program Types
Students in Arts and Science choose from the following Majors and Program Types:
Humanities Programs (Program Type A - Bachelor of Arts)
Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Religion & Culture
Women’s & Gender Studies
Social Sciences Programs (Program Type B - Bachelor of Arts)
Aboriginal Public Administration
Community Planning & Native Studies
Regional and Urban Planning
Women’s & Gender Studies
Science Programs (Program Type C - Bachelor of Science)
Anatomy & Cell Biology
Biochemistry & Biotechnology
Biology & Biotechnology
Biomolecular Structure Studies
Biotechnology, Microbiology & Immunology
Environmental Earth Science
Microbiology & Immunology
Physiology & Pharmacology
Fine Arts Program
Program Type D (Bachelor of Arts)
Art (Art History or Studio Art)
Program Type E (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Art (Studio Art)
Program Type F (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Drama (Acting or Design)
Program Type G (Bachelor of Music)
Music (Composition and Theory; Individualized; Music Education; Musicology; and Performance Honours)
Program Type J – (Bachelor of Arts & Science)
The B.A. & Sc. program type is available for students majoring in a subject area of Science, and one or more of the Humanities, Social Sciences or Fine Arts.
Environment & Society
Interactive Systems Design
Interdisciplinary Program Majors
An Interdisciplinary Program is an academic program which permits students to study beyond the traditional disciplines or disciplinary programs, to explore in depth relationships among certain disciplines and to integrate the knowledge gained into a central theme.
The College offers Interdisciplinary Programs which require students to take a variety of prescribed and elective courses from several disciplines.
Aboriginal Public Administration
Biochemistry & Biotechnology
Biology & Biotechnology
Biomolecular Structure Studies
Biotechnology, Microbiology & Immunology
Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Community Planning & Native Studies
Environmental Earth Sciences
Environment & Society
Interactive Systems Design
Regional & Urban Planning
B.A. & B.Sc. Degree Requirements
Before a B.A. or B.Sc. degree can be awarded, the College requires the student to complete specific courses and meet certain regulations. Information on specific program requirements is available in each of the fields of study.
Requirements 1 to 5 (Distribution Requirements)
Distribution requirements expose students to all areas considered important in the achievement of a liberal arts education. Regardless of whether you are pursuing the B.A. or B.Sc. degree, all students must complete a variety of courses outside of the area in which they specialize. Many students in their first year will choose to take a mix of distribution requirements to help them narrow down an area of interest for their major.
Courses to meet Requirements 1 to 5 must be selected from the following list and are subject to the following conditions:
- No course may be used twice to fulfill two or more of Requirements 1 to 5. For example, if FREN 122.3 and FREN 125.3 are used to fulfill the Language requirement, they may not be used to fulfill the Humanities requirement.
- No more than 6 credit units from one subject may be used in Requirements 1 to 4 in Program Types A and B or in Requirements 1 to 5 in Program Types C and D. For example: if ENG 110.6 is used in the Language Requirement, no other course in English may be used in the Humanities Requirement.
Only the following courses meet the Humanities Requirement in Programs A, B, D, or the General Requirement in Program C:
CHIN 111.6, CHIN 130.6; CLAS 110.3, CLAS 111.3, CMRS 110.3, CMRS 111.3; CREE 101.6, CREE 120.6; ENG 110.6, ENG 111.3, ENG 112.3, ENG 113.3, ENG 114.3; FREN 103.3, FREN 106.3, FREN 122.3, FREN 125.3, FREN 128.3, FREN 218.3; GERM 114.3, GERM 117.3; GRK 112.3, GRK 113.3; HEB 111.6; HIST 110.3, HIST 111.3, HIST 114.6, HIST 120.6, HIST 121.3, HIST 122.3, HIST 151.3, HIST 152.3, HIST 170.6; INTS 101.12; LATN 112.3, LATN 113.3; LING 110.3; LIT 100.6; PHIL 110.6, PHIL 120.3, PHIL 133.3, PHIL 140.3; RLST 110.6; RUSS 114.3, RUSS 117.3; SNSK 101.6; SPAN 114.3, SPAN 117.3; UKR 114.3, UKR 117.3; WGST 110.6; WGST 112.3, ;or any senior-level humanities course provided that not more than 6 credit units in one subject are used for the Humanities or Languages Requirements. Certain WGST course may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the course descriptions. CLAS 103.3, CLAS 104.3, CLAS 105.3 and CLAS 106.3 may not be used to fulfill the Humanities Requirement.
Humanities Writing Requirement Program C
Only the following courses meet the Humanities Writing Requirement in Program C:
ENG 110.6, ENG 111.3, ENG 112.3, ENG 113.3, ENG 114.3; HIST 110.3, HIST 111.3, HIST 114.6, HIST 120.6, HIST 121.3, HIST 122.3, HIST 151.3, HIST 152.3, HIST 170.6; INTS 101.12; LIT 100.6; PHIL 110.6, PHIL 120.3, PHIL 133.3.
Only the following courses meet the Language Requirement in Programs A, B, D, or the General Requirement in Program C:
CHIN 111.6, CHIN 130.6; CREE 101.6, CREE 120.6; ENG 110.6, ENG 111.3, ENG 112.3, ENG 113.3, ENG 114.3; FREN 103.3, FREN 106.3, FREN 122.3, FREN 125.3, FREN 128.3, FREN 218.3; GERM 114.3, GERM 117.3; GRK 112.3, GRK 113.3; HEB 111.6; LATN 112.3, LATN 113.3; LIT 100.6; RUSS 114.3, RUSS 117.3; SNSK 101.6; SPAN 114.3, SPAN 117.3; UKR 114.3, UKR 117.3 or any senior-level language course provided that not more than 6 credit units in one subject are used for the Humanities or Languages Requirement.
Only the following courses meet the Social Science Requirement in Programs A, B, C, and D:
ANTH 111.3; ARCH 112.3, ARCH 116.3; ECON 111.3, ECON 114.3; *GEOG 130.3; LING 111.3, LING 112.3; NS 105.3, NS 106.3, NS 107.3; POLS 111.3; POLS 112.3; PSY 100.3, PSY 120.3, PSY 121.3 (PSY 120.3 and PSY 121.3 were formerly PSY 110.6); SOC 111.3, SOC 112.3, WGST 110.6, WGST 112.3 or any senior-level social science course provided that not more than 6 credit units in one subject are used for the Social Science Requirement. Statistics courses in social sciences are not accepted for credit toward the Social Science Requirement (eg. ECON 204.6, PSY 233.3 and PSY 234.3). Certain WGST courses may be considered a Humanities and/or Social Science. Refer to the course descriptions. NRTH 101.3 may not be used to fulfill the Social Science Requirement.
*No more than 6 credit units in Geography can be used in Distribution Requirements 1 to 5 for Type C and D programs, and in Distribution Requirements 1 to 4 in Type A and B programs.
1. The following courses meet the Science Requirement in Programs A, B, and D:
ASTR 102.3; ASTR 103.3; BIOL 107.6; BIOL 120.3; BIOL 121.3, CHEM 112.3, CHEM 115.3; CMPT 100.3, CMPT 102.3, CMPT 105.3, CMPT 106.3, CMPT 120.3, CMPT 111.3, CMPT 115.3; *GEOG 120.3, GEOG 125.3; GEOL 108.3, GEOL 109.3, GEOL 121.3, GEOL 122.3; MATH 104.3, MATH 110.3, MATH 112.3 or MATH 116.3, MATH 121.3, MATH 125.3 MATH 128.3; PHYS 115.3, PHYS 117.3, PHYS 125.3, PHYS 127.3 (formerly PHYS 128); STAT 103.3 or any senior-level science course provided that not more than 6 credit units in one subject are used for the Science Requirement. Students may use only 6 credit units in mathematics and statistics toward the Science Requirement. MATH 102.3 and STAT 244.3 may not be used to meet the Science Requirement in Program Types A, B or D.
*No more than 6 credit units in Geography can be used in Distribution
Requirements 1 to 5 for Type D programs, and in Distribution
Requirements 1 to 4 in Type A and B programs.
2. Only the following courses meet the Science Requirement in Program C:
a. Computer Science ‑ CMPT 106.3, CMPT 111.3, CMPT 115.3
b. Physics & Astronomy ‑ ASTR 103.3; PHYS 115.3, PHYS 117.3, PHYS 125.3, PHYS 127.3 (formerly PHYS 128)
c. Chemistry ‑ CHEM 112.3, CHEM 115.3, CHEM 250.3
d. Earth Science ‑ *GEOG 120.3; GEOL 121.3, GEOL 122.3
e. Biological Science ‑ BIOL 120.3, BIOL 121.3 (formerly BIOL 110.6)
*No more than 6 credit units in Geography can be used in Distribution Requirements 1 to 5 for Type C programs.
3. Mathematics/Statistics Requirement Program C
f. Only the following courses meet the Mathematics/Statistics Requirement in Program C: MATH 110.3, MATH 112.3, MATH 116.3, MATH 125.3, MATH 128.3, MATH 264.3; MATH 266.3; STAT 245.3, STAT 246.3; PLSC 314.3.
Only the following courses meet the Fine Arts Requirement in Program D or the General Requirement in Programs A, B and C:
ART 111.6; ART 112.6; ART 113.6; ART 136.3; ART 141.3; ART 161.3; ARTH 120.3, ARTH 121.3; DRAM 101.3, DRAM 104.6, DRAM 110.3, DRAM 113.3, DRAM 118.3, DRAM 119.3, DRAM 121.3; MUS 101.3, MUS 105.3, MUS 111.3, MUS 120.2, MUS 121.2, MUS 133.3, MUS 134.3 MUS 150.3, MUS 151.3, MUS 184.3, or any senior-level fine arts course provided that not more than 6 credit units in one subject are used for the Fine Arts Requirement. Students may only use 6 credit units in Art and Art History toward the Fine Arts Requirement.
Students in Programs A, B, and C are required to complete 6 credit units of Arts & Science courses from an area outside their Program Type. With a few exceptions, any junior or senior course or combination of Arts & Science courses outside the program type of the major can be used for this requirement.
CLAS 103.3, CLAS 104.3, CLAS 105.3, CLAS 106.3, INTS 100.3 (formerly PSY 101), MATH 100.6, MATH 102.3 most statistics courses, and courses from other colleges cannot be used for the General Requirement.
Requirement 6 (Major)
The College offers students an opportunity to pursue a single major, an interdisciplinary program, or a single, double or general honours. See the specific program section for a listing of the courses required for the major you have chosen.
Students who choose a B.A. Three-year degree may take up to 42 credit units in courses in a single subject area (at least 48 credit units must be in other subject areas). Students who choose a B.A. Four-year or B.A. Honours may take up to 60 credit units in courses in a single subject area (at least 60 credit units must be in other subject areas).
Requirement 7 (Electives)
This requirement allows students to choose Arts and Science courses or courses from other Colleges which have been approved for Arts and Science credit, to fulfill admission requirements for other Colleges, to strengthen their understanding of their major, or to complete a minor or a recognition. Some departments require students to take certain electives in cognate subjects related to the major. All Arts & Science courses not used in Requirements 1-6 will be included under this requirement.
Courses from other Colleges may only be used in this requirement if they have been approved for credit in Arts & Science. See the list of these courses under Electives below.
Students must ensure they have enough senior courses (200-level, 300-level or 400-level). Three-year degree students must take at least 42 credit units in senior courses; Four-year and Honours degree students must take at least 66 credit units in senior courses.
B.A.&Sc. Degree Requirements
Requirement 1: Science Distribution Requirements (18 credit units)
18 credit units Sciences chosen from lists A, B, C, D, E, and F collectively, with at least 3 credit units from list F and at most 6 credit units from any one list.
A. Computer Science – CMPT 106.3, CMPT 111.3, CMPT 115.3
B. Physics and Astronomy – ASTR 103.3; PHYS 115.3, PHYS 117.3, PHYS 125.3, PHYS 127.3 (formerly PHYS 128)
C. Chemistry – CHEM 112.3, CHEM 115.3 and CHEM 250.3
D. Earth Science – GEOG 120.3; GEOL 121.3, GEOL 122.3
E. Biological Science – BIOL 120.3, BIOL 121.3
F. Mathematics/Statistics: MATH 110.3, MATH 112.3, MATH 116.3, MATH 125.3, MATH 128.3, MATH 264.3, MATH 266.3; STAT 245.3, STAT 246.3; PLSC 314.3
Requirement 2: Arts Distribution Requirements (18 credit units)
18 credit units from the Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts; at most 6 credit units in one subject; at minimum at least 6 credit units from two of Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts; and a minimum of 3 credit units of Languages. See above for the lists of acceptable courses in this category.
Requirement 3: Major Requirement *(54 senior credit units)
a) Science: minimum 24 senior credit units.
b) Social Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts: minimum 24 senior credit units.
c) Integrative Interdisciplinary: minimum 6 credit units of senior level courses
*Minimum 12 credit units at the 300-level or 400-level, with at least 3 credit units at this level in (a) and (b).
Requirement 4: Electives
This requirement allows students to choose Arts & Science courses or courses from other Colleges which have been approved for Arts & Science credit, to fulfill admission requirements for other Colleges, to strengthen their understanding of their major, or to complete a minor or a recognition.
Courses from other Colleges may only be used in this requirement if they have been approved for credit in Arts & Science. See the list of these courses under Elective below.
Electives as required to complete the requirements for 120 credit unit Four-year or Honours degree program subject to the condition that at least 66 credit units must be at the senior level.
Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music
Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Drama or Studio Art and the Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) are detailed in the Drama, Music, and Studio Art sections.
The Honours Program is intended for students who wish for more intensive training in one or more subjects and who are able to meet the average requirements. It is especially suitable for those who plan to proceed to graduate study leading to the degrees of Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
Every Honours Program (including Double Honours or General Honours) must include the Degree Requirements appropriate to the degree being received (B.A., B.Sc., B.A.&Sc., B.F.A. or B.Mus.).
Honours Programs: In the case of an Honours Program, in which one concentrates in a single subject, at least 48 credit units will normally be taken in this subject; other courses may be required either in the same subject or in cognate subjects.
Double Honours Programs: Double Honours Programs may be taken in combinations of two subjects. In this program at least 36 credit units will normally be taken in each subject. The two departments together may specify up to 84 credit units.
General Honours Programs: General Honours Programs may be taken in allowable combinations of three subjects.
Of the 120 credit units required for a General Honours, at least 84 will be distributed amongst three subjects. The student will take at least 36 and not more than 48 credit units from among the courses prescribed for Honours in one subject and select the remainder from other subjects to build an individual program which would satisfy a particular academic interest. The student will take a minimum of 18 credit units and not more than 30 credit units in each of the other subjects. The program being considered must be approved by each of the three departments and the Undergraduate Student Office.
Admission to an Honours Program: A student interested in entering an Honours Program should consult advisors in the department or departments concerned before registering for their second year. In this way a program of studies for the second year may be planned in accordance with requirements of the proposed Honours Program. Formal admission to an Honours Program is considered upon application and is based on departmental recommendation and College approval. Application for admission to Honours is not considered until the student has successfully completed at least 60 credit units with a Cumulative Weighted Average of at least 70% overall and at least 70% in the subject or subjects of honours. In some programs higher admission averages are required.
The average is calculated from the grades obtained on all courses taken, that carry credit toward the B.A. or B.Sc. degree. This calculation will include courses with failing grades, except for courses taken again and passed, according to the College of Arts & Science policy on repeating courses.
Grades for transfer credits may be used for calculating the admission average only, in the case where a student has taken fewer than 60 credit units at the University of Saskatchewan (that are approved for credit in Arts & Science). Grades for transfer credits will not be used in the calculation of promotion and graduation averages.
Application for admission is to be made on a form available at the Undergraduate Student Office or online. The deadline for application is May 31. Students will be notified by e-mail during the summer.
Alternative Admission Standard: Students who, with more than 60 credit units, fail to qualify for admission to an Honours Program because their Cumulative Weighted Average is less than 70% may nevertheless be admitted, with department recommendation and College approval, if their average on the last 60 credit units or more attempted is at least 75%, and their average in the subject of honours is at least 70%.
Additional Regulations: Students who wish to pursue an Honours Program after the completion of a Four-year degree should contact the Undergraduate Student Office. Students who meet the program and academic requirements for an Honours degree but have never been admitted to an Honours program may still be eligible to receive the Honours degree. These students should contact the Undergraduate Student Office.
Honours Scholarships: A limited number of these scholarships are awarded annually to students in the fourth year of an Honours Program. To be eligible for consideration, a student must have been formally admitted by the College to an Honours Program, must have a Sessional Weighted Average of at least 75% and must have completed at least 78 credit units of the 120 credit units required in the Honours Programs. A student who has completed 78 credit units and who receives an Honours Scholarship must register in at least 18 credit units in Fall and Winter Terms in which the scholarship is tenable. Applications from students are not required for Honours Scholarships.
Post-Degree Specialization Certificate (P.D.S.C.)
This program is available to students who have completed another degree. At present, students may choose to complete a P.D.S.C. in Computer Science or in Economics. The requirements are basically the same as the major requirements for the Four-year program, but students are not required to complete the Distribution Requirements (Requirements 1-5). See the specific program section for requirement details.
Students who complete the PDSC are not eligible to upgrade it to a Four-year Degree or Honours.
Second Degree Programs
Programs in Arts & Science and in other colleges of this University may be combined to enable the student to obtain more than one degree in less time than if the two programs were taken separately. Students intending to complete degrees from Arts & Science and from another college should be aware that they must be admitted to the other college before they can receive the other college degree. It is possible to complete an Arts & Science degree while registered as a student in another college.
Students who wish to follow a Second Degree Program are advised to consult the Undergraduate Student Office of the College of Arts & Science to ascertain the precise course requirements. The duration of the Second Degree Program and the course requirements are determined by the following regulations:
- Residency requirement: Students must meet the residency requirements for the College of Arts & Science.
- Additional credit requirements: Students pursuing a B.A. or B.Sc. degree in addition to another different degree, must complete at least 30 Arts & Science credit units not used for the other degree. These additional Arts & Science credits are required regardless of the number of Arts & Science courses included in the program leading to the first degree. These courses must be allowable for credit in the College of Arts & Science.
- Program requirement: Students must satisfy all program requirements and the graduation standards for the degree being attempted.
Note: In some cases, these regulations may mean that students are required to take more than the minimum 90 credit units for a Three-year degree or more than 120 credit units for a Four-year or Honours degree. The credit units which are in excess of the 90 or 120 may or may not be in the subject of the major.
- For students completing an Arts & Science degree and a degree from another college, the number of senior (200-level, 300-level and 400-level) credit units required is dependent on the courses chosen for the degree in the other college. To determine requirements for the second degree, students must consult the Undergraduate Student Office, College of Arts & Science, prior to their final year.
- Date of commencement of a program: Once a degree has been received, students must complete the program requirements and the graduation standards which are in place for the academic session in which they begin their studies toward the additional degree or certificate (For example, students who complete a B.Sc. Three-year and return to upgrade to a B.Sc. Four-year must follow the new B.Sc. Program). If the date of program commencement is more than 10 years ago, students should contact the Undergraduate Student Office. Such students will be required to meet the current degree requirements.
- The overall and major Cumulative Weighted Averages (C.W.A.) for Arts & Science graduation are calculated on grades from all University of Saskatchewan courses taken, including any course from another college which credits toward the Arts & Science degree and all Arts & Science courses taken while in another college. This means that the average will include all courses which transfer to the College of Arts & Science, even if they exceed the minimum number of credit units required for the Second Degree program requirements. Under certain restrictions, failures and marks below 60% will be excluded from the average if these courses have been retaken in accordance with the rules of the College. See "Cumulative Weighted Average" in this section.
- Students who have completed a B.A. Type A (Humanities) prior to a B.Sc. (Science) are exempt from the Humanities Writing Requirement for B.Sc. programs.
Arts & Science
Second B.A. or B.Sc. Degree (B.A. and B.A. or B.Sc. and B.Sc.)
The following regulations apply to students who have a B.A. and wish to complete a second B.A., or who have a B.Sc. and wish to complete a second B.Sc.:
- After completion of a B.A. or B.Sc. degree, it is possible to obtain a second Four-year or Honours B.A. or B.Sc. degree that is in a different major. Students who have completed their previous degree at the University of Saskatchewan must complete a minimum of 30 credit units so as to satisfy all the requirements for a different major, and such that the 30 credit units includes a minimum of 12 credit units of relevant courses as approved by the department of the new major.
- Students transferring from another institution and pursuing a second B.A. or B.Sc. Four-year or Honours degree must meet the residency requirements of the College of Arts and Science for the degree in the same manner as for a first degree program (see Residency Regulations).
- The B.A. Three-year degree is not available to a student who holds a previous B.A.
degree, and the B.Sc. Three-year degree is not available to a student who holds a previous B.Sc degree.
B.A. and B.Sc., or B.Sc. and B.A.
The following regulations apply to students who have a B.A. and wish to complete a B.Sc. or who have a B.Sc. and wish to complete a B.A.:
- Students may not receive two Three-year degrees.
- To receive a Four-year or Honours B.A. after a B.Sc. degree or a Four-year or Honours B.Sc. after a B.A. degree, students must complete a minimum of 30 additional credit units and fulfill all program requirements. The 30 additional credit units are required regardless of whether the first degree was a Three-year, Four-year or Honours degree. Students must complete at least 120 to 150 credit units.
- To receive a Three-year degree, students must complete a minimum of 30 additional credit units and fulfill all program requirements. Only students who have completed a Four-year or Honours degree may subsequently complete a Three-year degree. Students must complete at least 150 credit units.
Upgrade of Arts & Science Three-year degree to Four-year or Honours degree, or Four-year degree to Honours degree
The following regulations apply to students who are upgrading their B.A. or B.Sc. to a higher degree in the same major. For example, a student with a B.A. Three-year in Sociology may upgrade to a B.A. Four-year in Sociology or a student with a B.Sc. Four-year in Biology may upgrade to a B.Sc. Honours in Biology.
Only Arts & Science degrees earned at the University of Saskatchewan may be upgraded at the University of Saskatchewan. Students with degrees from other institutions are invited to pursue the other second degree options available.
- Students who have a Three-year degree with the minimum 90 credit units must complete a minimum of 30 additional credit units and fulfill all program requirements in order to upgrade to a Four-year or Honours degree. A minimum of 120 credit units is required for the Four-year or Honours degree.
- Students with a Four-year degree may upgrade to an Honours degree in the same major provided that there are additional Honours program requirements remaining and that they successfully complete these requirements.
- Students who have already completed all program requirements for an Honours degree, Certificate, or B.F.A. degree, but did not achieve the C.W.A. graduation standard required for Honours, are not permitted to take or retake courses to upgrade to an Honours degree under this policy.
- Students who complete a degree and return to upgrade to a higher-level degree must follow the current program requirements.
Degrees for students with a B.A. or B.Sc. from another university
Students with a B.A. or B.Sc. degree from another university may be allowed to receive a B.A. or B.Sc. degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Students are required to meet the residency requirements and to complete program requirements. Students who wish to pursue such an option must consult the Undergraduate Student Office, College of Arts & Science.
Arts and Science B.F.A. (In Studio Art or Drama)
Students who have completed another degree and wish to complete a B.F.A. degree must complete a minimum of 60 additional credit units. All program requirements for the B.F.A. must also be completed. Students who have completed a B.F.A. in Studio Art cannot subsequently complete a B.A Three-year or Four Year in Studio Art. Students who have completed a B.F.A. in Drama cannot subsequently complete a B.A. Three-year or Four-year in Drama.
Arts & Science and Agriculture & Bioresources, Edwards School of Business, Engineering, Kinesiology, Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine
Students who wish to pursue a second degree program in Arts & Science with a degree from another college (listed above) must complete the required minimum additional 30 credit units. Students must complete all of the program requirements for the chosen degree type and major.
Arts & Science and Dentistry or Medicine
The Second Degree Program in Arts & Science and Dentistry or Medicine, leading to the B.A. or B.Sc. and D.M.D or M.D. is available.
Please consult the Undergraduate Student Office for more information.
Arts & Science and Education
The Second Degree Program for the B.A. or B.Sc. Three-year and B.Ed. requires a minimum of 156 credit units and completion of all program and degree requirements. Students who have been awarded a B.Ed. and wish to receive a B.A. or B.Sc. Three-year degree must complete at least 30 additional credit units in Arts & Science, in addition to any Arts & Science courses used in completing the Education degree, as well as completing all program and degree requirements. Students may also choose to complete a B.A. or B.Sc. Four-year or Honours degree. Such students should consult the Undergraduate Student Office.
Arts & Science and Law
The Second Degree Program in Arts & Science and Law, leading to the B.A. or B.Sc. and J.D., is available. Up to 18 credit units of the following courses in the law program may be counted as senior electives in the College of Arts & Science by students following the Second Degree Program:
LAW 340.3, LAW 390.3, LAW 393.3, LAW 394.3, LAW 395.3, LAW 425.3, LAW 431.3, LAW 432.3, LAW 433.3, LAW 436.3, LAW 437.3, LAW 444.3, LAW 457.3, LAW 460.3, LAW 462.3, LAW 474.3, LAW 486.3.
Grades from all of the courses attempted from this list will be used in the calculation of the Arts & Science average.
Students must be admitted to the College of Law to be eligible for the J.D.
B.A. or B.Sc. and Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)
Students may choose a Second Degree Program in Arts & Science and Music leading to the B.A. or B.Sc. Three-year and B.Mus. (composition and theory, musicology, performance, or individualized) subject to the following conditions:
- The 90 credit units needed for the B.A. or B.Sc. Three-year degree shall include not more than 33 credit units in music as follows: MUS 120.2, MUS 121.2, MUS 133.3, MUS 134.3, MUS 150.3, MUS 151.3, MUS 220.2, MUS 221.2, MUS 233.3, MUS 234.3, MUS 241.3, MUS 250.3, 1 credit unit MUAP ensemble; and an additional 9 credit units in consultation with the Department of Music. At least 48 credit units in non-music courses are required.
- The 120 credit units needed for the B.A. or B.Sc. Four-year or Honours degree shall include not more than 33 credit units in music as follows: MUS 120.2, MUS 121.2, MUS 133.3, MUS 134.3, MUS 150.3, MUS 151.3, MUS 220.2, MUS 221.2, MUS 233.3, MUS 234.3, MUS 241.3, MUS 250.3, 1 credit unit MUSP ensemble; and an additional 15 credit units in music, 12 of which must be at the 300- or 400- level. At least 72 credit units in non-music courses are required.
- All music courses taken will be used for the purposes of calculation of the C.W.A.
- Students must major in a subject other than music in the B.A. or B.Sc.
Note: This Second Degree Program does not apply to students in the B.Ed./B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.) or the B.Mus.(Music Education) program.
B.A. or B.Sc. and B.Ed./B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.)
Students who have completed the B.Ed./B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.) may ordinarily complete the work for the B.A. or B.Sc. Three-year upon successful completion of an additional 30 Arts & Science credit units. See "Arts & Science and Education" above. Students must consult the Undergraduate Student Office for details.
Registration & Course Selection
Students enrolled in courses for credit are required to have satisfied the stated prerequisites or, in exceptional cases, to have obtained a prerequisite waiver approved by the instructor or department head. Please be aware, prerequisite waivers must be approved prior to attending the class. Only students with a minimum Arts & Science C.W.A. of 65% will be considered for a prerequisite waiver. Students who do not have the prerequisites or approved prerequisite waivers are expected to withdraw from the course. Students who do not withdraw may have their registration cancelled by the Undergraduate Student Office or may be denied credit for the course.
See also the Registration section of the Current Students website for details.
- Please refer to the specific program on the left menu for information on major requirements.
- First-year students may register in 3 to 30 credit units (a maximum of 15 credit units per term) in Fall and Winter Terms (September to April).
- First-year students usually register only in junior courses (100-level) in
their first term (September to December). Depending on prerequisite
requirements, some senior courses are open to first-year students in the second
term (January to April), such as CHEM 250.3, some STAT courses, etc.
- Students may register only in the courses for which prerequisites have been satisfied. For example, students must complete Chemistry 30 before registering in . High school prerequisites for university courses are listed in the course descriptions in the Course & Program Catalogue
- Additional information may be found on the College of Arts & Science website.
Academic Advising: Each year, students who intend to return for the next Fall and Winter Terms are expected to see an advisor in the department of their major in March or April. To declare or change a Major, and for access to a program monitor, refer to the Arts & Science tab in PAWS. Students also have access, in PAWS, to an online degree audit system called DegreeWorks. The last three weeks of March and the month of April are designated as a time for students to participate in academic advising. Students may go to more than one department if they have not yet decided on a major. Advising procedures and sessions on choosing a major are announced by e-mail to the student's NSID account, through the PAWS portal. Opportunities for departmental academic advising outside the March‑April period may be limited.
For specific information on major requirements and on other cognate courses required or recommended, consult the department advisor and refer to the appropriate section of the Course & Program Catalogue. For example, a student intending to major in biology should consult an advisor in the Department of Biology after reading the Biology program requirements.
Students who attended during the last Fall and Winter Terms and are eligible to return, and those accepted to upper year studies in the College of Arts & Science, should check the University of Saskatchewan website for registration dates. Students who received a degree at Spring Convocation must reapply for admission if they intend to take additional courses in the College.
Maximum Number of Credit Units
Normally students register in a maximum of 30 credit units (15 credit units per term) in Fall and Winter Terms. However, upper-year students with a Cumulative Weighted Average (C.W.A.) of at least 70% on a minimum of 30 credit units completed previously, can receive permission from the Undergraduate Student Office to add a maximum of 6 additional credit units to their program. The form to request permission to take 33 or 36 credit units in Fall and Winter Terms is available at the website.
Junior and Senior Courses
Junior courses are numbered at the 100-level. Senior courses are numbered at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level. Depending on the subject, there may be limitations to the number of junior credit units allowed. If a department offers more than 6 credit units in 100-level courses, students should see Courses and/or Programs to determine whether they will be allowed credit for additional junior courses.
For students in majoring in Drama, Studio Art and Music, who take several 100-level courses in the subject of their major, the first 6 100-level credit units taken will be counted as junior and the remaining 100-level courses in that subject will be counted as senior.
Note: For students not majoring in Studio Art, the second 6 100-level ART credit units taken will count as senior credit units. The first 6 100-level ART credit units and additional (above 12 credit units) 100-level ART units will be counted as junior credit units.
Note: For students who take more than 6 credit units at the 100-level in the same Language, the first 6 credit units will be counted as junior. The next 3-6 credit units are counted as senior .
Transfer Credit Opportunities
Information for students transferring from other institutions is available at:
Information for students transferring to the College of Arts & Science from other Colleges at the University of Saskatchewan is available at: Arts & Science: Students
Information on courses from other Colleges at the University of Saskatchewan which transfer to Arts & Science is available at: Arts & Science: Students
Arts & Science students wishing to take one or more courses from another university and receive credit toward a degree from the College of Arts & Science must apply for Visiting Student Status. The application form is available at:
College Scholar, Special Studies & Special Topics Courses
The College Scholar and Special Studies courses have been established to provide qualified students with freedom to plan a course that will fulfill their individual academic interests. Students in these courses pursue independent studies on topics or projects not encompassed by standard courses and receive academic credit for these studies.
The College Scholar course (CSCH 298.3, CSCH 299.6, CSCH 398.3, CSCH 399.6, CSCH 498.3, CSCH 499.6) is designed for students who wish to study a subject which cannot normally be attempted in one course or which includes the disciplines of more than one department. These individual research projects credit only as electives. Please consult the Undergraduate Student Office for more information.
The Special Studies course (SPST 298.3; SPST 299.6; SPST 398.3; SPST 399.6; SPST 498.3; SPST 499.6) permits a student to study a topic in the discipline area of one department. Special Studies projects credit either as electives or in a major.
Normal sessional deadlines apply to these courses, except in extraordinary circumstances.
Complete applications, including the project description, must be submitted by the supervising professor to the Undergraduate Student Office.
Special Topics Courses
These are courses numbered 298.3, 299.6, 398.3, 399.6, 498.3 and 499.6 which are offered occasionally and taught by faculty and visiting scholars in departments. They are listed in each department program. Students may receive credit for more than one Special Topics course in a department providing course titles and content are different.
The minimum requirements for continuing as a full-time student in the College
of Arts & Science are based on the C.W.A. calculated from the weighted
grades of all courses attempted, including failures.
This calculation is made annually in May /June and is based on all grades obtained to the end of April (end of the Fall and Winter Terms). The average calculation for students with deferred examinations will be made upon receipt of all final grades.
Students who are not promoted will receive an e-mail notice from the College in June indicating their faculty action (Probation or Required to Discontinue). Students should ensure that they regularly check their U of S NSID e-mail.
For further details on taking courses under Required to Discontinue status, refer to Faculty Actions: Probation and Required to Discontinue.
Students with averages in the top 5% of each program type will be eligible to be included on the Dean's List which will be posted annually. Students named to the Dean's List will be notified. To be eligible, students must have completed at least 30 credit units during the last Fall and Winter Terms. No application is required.
To be allowed to take more than 24 credit units in the following Fall and Winter Terms, the minimum Promotion Standards must be met.
- The Promotion Standards are based on the total number of credit units used in the calculation of the C.W.A.
- For students with transfer credits, the required promotion average is based upon the total credit units attempted, including transfer credits. However, the C.W.A. is calculated only on University of Saskatchewan courses attempted; grades received from other institutions are not included in the C.W.A.
- Failing grades will be used in the calculation of the C.W.A., except where a course was repeated and a higher grade was earned.
- Students should be aware that meeting these standards does not ensure graduation; rather, these are the minimum standards required to continue studies on a full-time basis.
|Credit Units Attempted||Minimum C.W.A.|
|61 or more||60.0%|
|Credit Units Attempted||Minimum C.W.A.|
|61 or more||58.00-59.99%|
Required to Discontinue
|Credit Units Attempted||Minimum C.W.A.|
|18-30||49.99% or less|
|31-60||53.99% or less|
|61 or more||57.99% or less|
Alternate Promotion Standards
Students who fail to meet the promotion standards described in the previous
section will also be evaluated using the alternate promotion standards which
exclude grades obtained in the first year of study or the first and second years
of study. The following standards apply:
Alternate Promotion Standard
|Credit Units Attempted||Minimum C.W.A.|
|30-78||62.00% on last 18-48 credit units|
|78 or more||62.50% on last 48-60 credit units|
|Credit Units Attempted||Minimum C.W.A.|
|30-78||58.00-61.99% on last 18-48 credit units|
|78 or more||60.00-62.49% on last 48-60 credit units|
Required to Discontinue
|Credit Units Attempted||Minimum C.W.A.|
|30-78||57.99% or less on last 18-48 credit units|
|78 or more||59.99% or less on last 48-60 credit units|
Where the two evaluation procedures produce different results, the evaluation which best benefits the student will apply.
Faculty Actions: Probation and Required to Discontinue
Students who fail to meet the minimum or alternate C.W.A. will either be
placed on Probation or be Required to Discontinue from the College
of Arts & Science for a period of one academic year (Sept 1 to April 30).
Students are notified in June.
Students who are Required to Discontinue from the College of Arts & Science are not permitted to return to the College for a period of one academic year. Students who take courses outside the College of Arts & Science while Required to Discontinue must have a C.W.A. of 60% before they can reapply for admission to Arts & Science. Students who do not take courses during their first Required to Discontinue year will, on application to Admissions, be accepted for readmission to the College. The faculty action Required to Discontinue is permanently recorded on the transcript.
Students on Probation may not take more than 24 credit units in the next Fall and Winter Terms. Students on probation are not allowed to take more than 12 credit units per term. The C.W.A. of students on Probation will be reviewed in May. Students who meet the promotion standards will have their Probation status removed.
Students have the right to appeal faculty actions. However, appeals will only be accepted if extenuating circumstances can be shown to account for poor academic performance. Corroborating documentation, such as a letter from a doctor, is required. The appeal, addressed to the Coordinator Academic Regulations Committee of the College, must be made in writing within 30 days of the date of notification.
Students Required to Discontinue More Than Once
When a student has been Required to Discontinue studies in the College of Arts & Science or in any other college or university more than once, any subsequent application for readmission must be accompanied by:
The applicant is encouraged to contact a College advisor.
Students must apply to graduate to receive a degree.
Once students finalize their registration for their final year, they should request a Graduation Check to ensure all graduation requirements will be completed. Forms are available online or from the Undergraduate Student Office. Deadlines to submit graduation checks are June 15 (for Fall Convocation) and November 15 (for Spring Convocation).
Application for Graduation
Students must apply to graduate to receive a degree or certificate. The Application to Graduate must be submitted by August 31 for Fall Convocation or by March 31 for Spring Convocation. A student who fails to graduate must subsequently submit another application.
Completion of Degree Requirements
To qualify for graduation, students must complete both the degree requirements for their program type (as described in the section on Arts & Science Degree Programs) and must complete the course requirements for their major or interdisciplinary program (as described in the Programs section). The student may also have completed the requirements for a minor or recognition or both. The required Cumulative Weighted Average (C.W.A.) must be achieved.
Required Cumulative Weighted Average (C.W.A.)
All University of Saskatchewan courses attempted which credit towards
an Arts & Science degree are used in the calculation of the Overall
C.W.A. and the Subject C.W.A. Failures are included if the course has
not been retaken as described under Repeating Courses. Students may not
use a grade from another university to replace a University of
The graduation standards for degrees are:
|C.W.A.||C.W.A. in subject*|
|B.A. or B.Sc. Three-year||60.0%||62.5%|
|B.A. or B.Sc. Four-year||60.0%||62.5%|
|B.A. or B.Sc. Honours||70.0%||70.0%|
Alternate Graduation Standards
All students who do not meet the overall or the subject graduation standards
are eligible to receive a degree or certificate if they meet the alternate
graduation standards on courses taken from the University of Saskatchewan as
Major subject: For the B.A. or B.Sc. Three-year degree an average of 62.5% is required on at least 24 credit units of senior courses. All senior courses attempted in the major subject must be included.
For the B.A. or B.Sc. Four-year degree an average of 65% is required on at least 30 credit units of senior courses. All senior courses attempted in the major subject must be included.
For the B.F.A. degree, students with an average of 75% overall on the last 60 or more credit units attempted (including Regular, and Spring and Summer Sessions), and an average of 70% in the prescribed courses of the major will, on the recommendation of the department and approval of the College, be awarded their degree.
Overall C.W.A.: For the B.A. or B.Sc. Three-year or the B.A. or B.Sc. Four-year degree or certificate an overall C.W.A. of at least 62.5% is required on the last 60 credit units or more attempted (including complete Regular, and Spring and Summer Sessions).
The student must also meet the regular or alternate graduation standards in the major subject.
Minor and Recognition: There is no alternate graduation standard for minors and recognition. The subject C.W.A. of 62.5% must be achieved if these designations are to be awarded.
Degrees with Distinction
Students in the B.F.A., B.Mus., B.A. Three-year or Four-year, or B.Sc.
Three-year or Four-year programs, who earn a minimum C.W.A. of 75% are awarded
their degrees with Distinction; those who earn a minimum C.W.A. of 80% are
awarded Great Distinction.
Students who do not achieve Distinction or Great Distinction based on the standards noted in the previous section, will also be considered under the alternate standards. Students who achieve a minimum C.W.A. of 77.5% on the last 60 or more credit units attempted will be awarded their degrees with Distinction. Students who achieve a minimum C.W.A. of 82.5% on the last 60 or more credit units attempted (including complete Regular, and Spring and Summer Sessions) will be awarded their degrees with Great Distinction.
Both the standards and alternate standards for Distinction or Great Distinction must be achieved on University of Saskatchewan courses which credit toward the Arts & Science degree.
Degrees with Honours
Honours Standard: Students who have completed an Honours
Program with a C.W.A. of 70% and an average of 70% in the prescribed courses of
the subject of honours will, on the recommendation of the department and
approval of the College, be awarded their degree with honours.
High Honours Standard: Students with a C.W.A. average of 75% and an average of 80% in the prescribed courses in the subject of honours will, on the recommendation of the department and approval of the College, be awarded their degree with high honours.
Alternate Honours Standard: Students with a C.W.A. of 75% overall on the last 60 or more credit units attempted (including complete Regular, and Spring and Summer Sessions), and an average of 70% in the prescribed courses of the subject of honours will, on the recommendation of the department and approval of the College, be awarded their degree with honours.
Alternate High Honours Standard: Students with a C.W.A. of 80% on the last 60 or more senior credit units attempted (including complete Regular, and Spring and Summer Sessions), and a minimum C.W.A. of 80% in the major will be awarded their degree with High Honours.
Students who have already completed all program requirements for an Honours degree, or B.F.A. degree, but did not achieve the C.W.A. graduation standard required for Honours, are not permitted to take or retake courses to upgrade to an Honours degree, or B.F.A. under this policy.
Departmental recommendations based on a comprehensive examination, or other quantitative aspects of the student's performance, shall have a weight of no more than 6 credit units in the calculation of a student's C.W.A.
Both the standards and the alternate standards for honours and high honours must be achieved on all University of Saskatchewan courses which credit toward the Arts & Science degree.
Date of Commencement of a Program
Students in programs which require courses no longer taught by the department must consult with the department about how to complete degree requirements.
It is expected that students will complete their degree programs within 10 years of their first registration. Students taking more than 10 years to complete their programs will usually be required to meet current degree and graduation requirements.
Once a student has received an Arts & Science degree, any subsequent degree program commences in the first academic session in which study begins for the second degree alone.
Deferred and Supplemental Examinations
A student who is absent from a final examination for medical reasons (such as illness) or compassionate reasons (such as the illness of a child or death of a loved-one) is responsible for applying to the Undergraduate Student Office for a deferred examination. The application must be initiated within three days of the missed examination and must be accompanied by documentation (letter from a doctor, etc.).
Students must not make travel plans or schedule other activities during the period scheduled for examinations. Deferred examinations are not granted for these reasons. The dates of the periods during which final exams are scheduled are listed in the Academic Calendar.
A student who becomes ill during a final examination should notify the invigilator immediately of the inability to complete the examination. The student should request a deferred examination. A student who has sat for a final examination and handed the paper in for grading will not be granted a deferred final examination.
See the Academic Calendar for the deferred examinations periods. A special deferred examination may also be approved for students who submit satisfactory evidence of inability to be present at the regular deferred sitting.
A student who is absent from a deferred examination will have the final grade reverted to the original failing percentile submitted by the instructor for the course, unless a special deferred examination has been approved based on the above specified criteria.
Supplemental examination refers to the "re-writing" of a final exam. Only students in their graduating year in the College of Arts & Science may apply for a supplemental examination provided that:
A final grade of 40% - 49% has been obtained in the course.
The course must have been taken during the last session prior to convocation.
The student has achieved the minimum average in the major and overall to meet the graduation standards of the College.
Note: Supplemental examinations shall be accorded the same weight as the regular
exam in the computation of the student's final grade.
Note: Regardless of the passing grade achieved, a grade of 50% in the course will be used by the College in calculation of the C.W.A. With the inclusion of the 50% in the average, the student must meet graduation standards.
Approval for the writing of a supplemental examination will not be considered until:
Students applying for Spring Convocation (June) will not be able to have their degree conferred until Fall Convocation (October). Upon successful completion of the supplemental examination students may request a letter confirming their degree requirements.See the Academic Calendar for the dates that supplemental examinations are written.
Raising the C.W.A.: 18 Credit Unit Rule
A student who has completed the course requirements of the B.A. or B.Sc. Three-year or Four-year or B.A. & Sc. Four-year but has not met the C.W.A. requirements, may take up to 18 additional credit units in order to raise the C.W.A. A student may not take more than a total of 18 such additional credit units in completing all degrees in the College of Arts & Science. Of the 18 credit units not more than 6 may be junior. The courses taken to raise the C.W.A. must be approved in advance by the Undergraduate Student Office. Courses taken to raise the C.W.A. may not be credited towards any other degree. This rule does not apply to the B.F.A., or Honours degrees.
Failures and marks below 60% in courses taken from the University of Saskatchewan will be excluded from the average if the course has been retaken from the University of Saskatchewan according to the following rules:
- A failed course can be retaken. The highest mark in this course from the University of Saskatchewan will be used in the average.
- A course in which the grade was 50 to 59% can be retaken once and only the highest mark will be used in the average. Please note that once a student has passed an upper-level course, no prerequisite course can be taken for a higher mark. For example, and (formerly ) could not be retaken if the student has already passed (or its equivalent at another university).
- A course in which the grade was 50 to 59% may be retaken simultaneously with a course for which it is a prerequisite. For example, if a student passed with a grade between 50 to 59%, the student would be allowed to retake the course in the same term as taking or .
- The grades received for all attempts of the course will remain on the transcript.
- For admission, promotion and graduation purposes, other colleges may follow different rules for calculation of the average. For example, they may use only the first grade received or they may use all grades received in a course.
- Grades for courses transferred from other universities are not used for the calculation of averages to determine promotion and graduation eligibility. Transfer marks are used in the average for admission to an Honours program. A student cannot retake for credit or to raise the average a course for which transfer credit has been received. A failed transfer course may be retaken at the University of Saskatchewan.
Students must complete from the University of Saskatchewan:
Students must meet the overall C.W.A. and major C.W.A. as described under Promotion and Graduation Standards.
Students must meet all program requirements for the particular degree or certificate they are pursuing. This means that some students will have to complete more courses than the following minimum requirements.
For specific degrees, the minimum requirements are as follows:
B.A. or B.Sc. Three-year
Of the credit units required for the degree, students must complete at least 45 credit units overall from the University of Saskatchewan, including:
- a minimum of 30 senior credit units, and
- at least two-thirds of the credit units required in the major (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units). For a 30 credit-unit major, this means that at least 21 credit units in the major subject are required.
Of the credit units required for the degree, students must complete at least 60 credit units overall from the University of Saskatchewan, including:
In an 18 credit unit minor or recognition, at least two-thirds of the courses required to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units must be completed at the University of Saskatchewan. Similarly, in a 24 credit unit minor, at least two-thirds of the courses required to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units must be completed at the University of Saskatchewan and in a 21 credit unit minor, two-thirds of the courses required to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units must be completed.
Of the credit units required for the degree, students must complete at least 60 credit units overall from the University of Saskatchewan, including:
Of the credit units required for the degree, students must complete, from the University of Saskatchewan, at least 60 credit units overall, including two-thirds of the music courses required (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units).
To fulfil the minimum number of credit units required for a degree, students in Arts & Science must take electives (courses not specifically required as part of the Major or Distribution Requirements). Electives may be chosen from any courses offered by Arts & Science (except those identified below), or courses offered by other Colleges which have been approved for credit in Arts & Science.
Courses from other colleges which credit automatically as Arts & Science courses:
The following list shows the courses from other colleges which credit automatically towards an Arts & Science program. The regulations which apply to this credit are as follows:
- College policy states that any courses from another college listed for credit in an Arts & Science program and courses offered by other colleges that are designated as equivalent to Arts & Science courses will credit automatically to any Arts & Science degree.
- Students who began their Arts & Science program before the 1999-2000 academic year have the option to decline credit for all courses from another college listed for credit in an Arts & Science program. Students may not decline credit for courses offered by other colleges that are designated as equivalent to Arts & Science courses regardless of the year of enrolment.
- Prior to May, 2005 students were permitted to choose a maximum of 6 credit units from other colleges in addition to the courses from other colleges which credit automatically. Arts & Science students who began their programs prior to May 2005 may still use this option. This includes students who have transferred to Arts & Science from another college. Students who began their program May 2005 or later may only choose courses from the automatic transfer list.
- Students in Second Degree programs, as described in the Calendar, may use the courses listed to meet the requirements for the Arts & Science degree. For example, an Engineering graduate who is completing a B.Sc. Three-year degree may use the Commerce courses listed below to satisfy elective requirements for a minimum of 30 additional credit units in Arts & Science. Such students may use an additional 6 credit units from another College, not listed here, towards completion of their Arts & Science degree. These 6 credit units may not be courses used on another degree.
- Some additional courses, not listed, credit toward B.F.A. and B.Mus. Programs only. Contact the Arts & Science Undergraduate Student Office for details.
- Only Arts & Science courses (or their equivalents such as MATH 124.3) may be used for the Distribution Requirements, with the exception of statistics which may only be used as electives. Course equivalents are shown in square brackets[ ]. Other courses listed below can be used in the Major Requirement if approved by the department. All other courses will be used only in the Electives Requirement.
Please note that this list may be updated during the academic year. The up-to-date list is available on the Arts & Science website: Academic Information
- AGRC 111.3 Agricultural Science I
- AGRC 112.3 Agricultural Science II
- AGRC 492.3 Term Paper and Technical Writing
- ANSC 313.3 Animal Breeding and Genetics
- ANSC 470.3 Applied Animal Biotechnology
- APMC See FABS
- BLE 303.3 Principles of Food and Feed Processing Equipment (formerly ABE 303.3)
- BLE 309.3 Water Management (formerly ABE 309.3)
- BLE 432.3 Soil and Water Conservation (formerly ABE 432.3)
- BPBE 230.3 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness (formerly AGEC 230.3)
- BPBE 292.3 Economics of Biotechnology (formerly AGEC 292.3)
- BPBE 330.3 Land Resource Economics (formerly AGEC 330.3)
- BPBE 430.3 Natural Resources Economics
- BPBE 432.3 Rural Development: Theory, Policy and Case Studies (formerly AGEC 432.3)
- BPBE 433.3 Methods of Rural Analysis: Theory and Application (formerly AGEC 433.3)
- BSCM 100.3 See COMM
- CE 271.2 Spring Surveying Camp
- CE 316.3 Geomatics
- CE 329.3 Transportation Engineering (formerly CE 227.3)
- CE 467.3 Transportation and Regional Development
- CHE 220.3 Introduction to Process Engineering (formerly 277)
- CHE 223.3 Chemical Thermodynamics
- CHE 461.3 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
- CHE 477.3 Applications of Numerical Methods [=MATH 315.3]
- CHEP 402.3 Global Health and Local Communities: Issues and Approaches
- CHEP 412.3 Global Health: Selected Issues in Nicaragua
- CME 433.3 Digital Systems Architecture
- CME 435.3 Verification of Digital Systems
- CME 451.3 Transport Networks
- CME 462.3 Multimedia Signals and Systems
- COMM 100.3 Business Communication (formerly BSCM 100.3)
- COMM 101.3 Decision Making I
- COMM 102.3 Introduction to Business Management (formerly MGT 103)
- COMM 104.3 Business Statistics I (formerly QUANT 194) [=half ECON 204.6]
- COMM 105.3 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (formerly COMM 202, HRM 243)
- COMM 201.3 Introduction to Financial Accounting (formerly ACC 120). (Students may receive credit for only one of COMM 201.3 or ENT 230.3)
- COMM 202.3 No longer offered, see COMM 105
- COMM 203.3 Introduction to Finance (formerly FIN 260) (Students may receive credit for only one of COMM 203.3 or ENT 300.3)
- COMM 204.3 Intro to Marketing (formerly MKT 251) (Students may receive credit for only one of COMM 200.3, COMM 204.3 or ENT 210.3)
- COMM 205.3 Introduction to Operations Management (formerly QUANT/POM 391)
- COMM 206.3 Employment and Industrial Relations (now COMM 381.3)
- COMM 207.3 Business Statistics II (formerly QUANT 295) [=half ECON 204.6]
- COMM 208.3 Introduction to Business Law (formerly BUSLW 111), see COMM 304.3
- COMM 210.3 Introduction to Management Accounting (formerly COMM 301.3 and 302.3)
- COMM 211.3 Human Resource Management (only one of COMM 211.3 or ENT 220 may be taken for credit)
- COMM 301.3 Management Accounting for Managers (formerly ACC 230), see COMM 210.3
- COMM 302.3 Introduction to Management Accounting (Only one of COMM 301.3 or 302.3 or 210.3 may be taken for credit, see COMM 210.3)
- COMM 304.3 Introduction to Business Law (formerly COMM 208.3)
- COMM 306.3 Business Decision Making II
- COMM 340.3 Introduction to International Business (formerly MGT 340)
- COMM 342.3 Organization Structure and Design
- COMM 345.3 Business and Public Policy (formerly MGT 345)
- COMM 346.3 Commercialization of Biotechnology
- COMM 348.3 Leadership (formerly HRM 344)
- COMM 366.3 International Business Finance (formerly FIN 366)
- COMM 381.3 Industrial Relations (formerly COMM 206.3)
- COMM 382.3 Employment Law
- COMM 385.3 Training and Development
- COMM 393.3 Spreadsheet Modelling for Business Decisions (formerly QUANT 393.3) [=CMPT 393.3]
- COMM 417.3 International Accounting (no longer offered, formerly ACC 417)
- COMM 456.3 International Marketing (formerly MKT 456)
- COMM 485.3 International and Comparative Employment Relations Systems (formerly INDRL 485)
- EE 202.3 Electrical and Magnetic Circuits [= EP 229.3/EE 201.3]
- EE 232.3 Digital Electronics (formerly 220 and 310) [=CMPT 320.3]
- EE 301.3 Electricity, Magnetism and Fields [= Senior PHYS .3]
- EE 326.3 Applied Mathematics (no longer offered, can be used as linear algebra course in Computer Science PDSC program)
- EE 331.3 Microprocessor Hardware and Software [=CMPT 215.3]
- EE 332.3 Real Time Computing (formerly 422)
- EE 431.3 Logic Design Using FPGAs
- EE 432.3 VLSI Circuit Design (formerly EE 451and 489)
- EFDT 482.3 Women and Education
- EFDT 483.3 Women and the Teaching Profession
- EFDT 486.3 Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education
- ENT 210.3 Marketing for Entrepreneurial Ventures (Students may only receive credit for one of ENT 210.3 or COMM 204.3)
- ENT 220.3 Human Resource Management for Entrepreneurial Organizations (only one of ENT 220.3 or COMM 211.3 may be taken for credit)
- ENT 230.3 Introduction to Accounting for Entrepreneurs (Students may only receive credit for one of ENT 230.3 or COMM 201.3)
- ENT 300.3 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Finance (Students may only receive credit for one of ENT 300.3 or COMM 203.3)
- ENT 310.3 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
- EPSE 441.3 Introductory Statistics in Education (formerly EDPSY 441.3) [=STAT 244.3]
- EVSC 110.3 Renewable Resources and Environment
- EVSC 203.3 Sampling and Laboratory Analysis (formerly EVSC 303.3)
- EVSC 210.3 Environmental Physics (formerly AGRC 210.3)
- EVSC 220.3 Environmental Soil Science (formerly SLSC 220.3, 102, 112)
- EVSC 420.3 Environmental Fate and Transport of Toxic Substances (formerly SLSC 420.3)
- EVSC 421.3 Soil Toxicology and Risk Assessment
- EVSC 430.3 Agroforestry for Environmental Management
- EXT 305.3 Developing Effective Extension Programs
- EXT 405.3 Advanced Extension Techniques and Methods
- FABS 210.3 Dimensions of Food Science (formerly FDSC 210.3)
- FABS 212.3 Agrifood and Resources Microbiology (formerly APMC 212.3) [=MICR 214.3]
- FABS 315.3 Food Chemistry (formerly FDSC 415.3, FAMS 415.3)
- FABS 323.3 Food Additives and Toxicants (formerly FDSC 323.3)
- FABS 325.3 Food Microbiology and Safety (formerly APMC 425.3, FAMS 425.3)
- FABS 334.3 Industrial Microbiology (formerly APMC 434.3, FAMS 434.3)
- FABS 345.3 Unit Operations in Food Processing (formerly FDSC 345.3)
- FABS 360.3 Water Microbiology and Safety
- FABS 362.3 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
- FABS 366.3 Physicochemical Properties of Food Macromolecules
- FABS 371.3 Food Biotechnology (formerly FAMS 271.3)
- FABS 401.3 Dairy Science and Technology
- FABS 411.3 Lipid Science and Technology
- FABS 412.3 Fluid Food Products (formerly FDSC 412.3)
- FABS 417.3 Food and Bioproducts Analysis (formerly FDSC 417.3)
- FABS 430.3 Environmental Microbiology (formerly APMC 430.3)
- FABS 433.3 Microbial Insecticides (formerly APMC 433.3)
- FABS 435.3 Microbiological Techniques (formerly APMC 435.3)
- FABS 436.3 Biofuels Production
- FABS 437.3 Industrial Microbiology II (formerly APMC 437.3)
- FABS 450.3 Anaerobic and Rumen Microbiology (formerly APMC 450.3)
- FABS 452.3 Quality Assurance and HACCP (formerly FDSC 452.3)
- FABS 457.3 Meat Science and Technology (formerly FDSC 457.3)
- FABS 460.3 Protein Science and Technology
- FABS 474.3 Food Enzymology
- FABS 486.3 Sensory Evaluation of Food
- FABS 490.0 Honours Seminar (formerly FDSC 490.0)
- FABS 491.3 Research Project (formerly FDSC 491.3)
- FABS 493.3 Product Development
- FABS 494.6 Research Thesis
- FIAR 100.6 Introduction to Fine Arts (no longer offered)
- GE 124.3 Engineering Mechanics I (formerly EP 124) [=half PHYS 121.6] [=PHYS 115.3]
- GE 210.3 Probability and Statistics [STAT 245.3]
- GE 212.3 Electric and Magnetic Circuits I (no longer offered) [Senior PHYS .3]
- GE 226.3 Mechanics III
- GE 401.3 Refer to RCM 401.3
- GEOE 334.3 Gravity, Magnetics and Radiation Methods (now GEOL 334.3, formerly GEOE 333.6)
- GEOE 335.3 Seismology, Radar and Electrical Methods (now GEOL 335.3, formerly GEOE 333.6)
- GEOE 379.2 Geological Mapping (no longer offered)
- GEOE 411.3 Well-Logging (now GEOL 411.3, formerly GEOE 488.3)
- KIN 121.3 Functional Basis of Physical Activity
- KIN 122.3 Social Behavioural Foundations of Physical Activity
- KIN 222.3 Biochmechanics I
- KIN 225.3 Introductory Exercise Physiology I (formerly 220, 325)
- KIN 226.3 Introductory Exercise Physiology II
- KIN 255.3 Program Planning and Design for Leisure and Sport
- KIN 355.3 Program Management and Implementation for Leisure and Sport (no longer offered)
- KIN 425.3 Physiology of Exercise
- KIN 428.3 Nutrition Drugs and Physical Activity
- KIN 442.3 Biomechanics II
- LAW 340.3 Administrative Law I
- LAW 444.3 Environmental Law
- LAW 457.3 International Law
- (See Second Degree Programs for additional Law courses which transfer for Law students seeking a Second Degree in Arts & Science)
- MCIM 224.3 Microbiology for Pharmacists and Nutritionists [=BMSC 210.3]
- MEAG 421.3 Principles of Food and Feed Processing Equipment (no longer offered)
- MED 201.4 Pharmacology (formerly PCOL 301.6)
- NURS 390.3 Biostatistics (no longer offered) [=STAT 244.3]
- NUTR 120.3 Basic Nutrition
- NUTR 220.3 Advanced Nutrition (no longer offered)
- NUTR 221.3 Advanced Nutrition Micronutrients
- NUTR 305.3 Research Methods
- NUTR 310.3 Food Culture and Human Nutrition
- NUTR 321.3 Advanced Nutrition Macronutrients and Energy
- NUTR 322.3 Nutrition Throughout Lifespan
- PATH 205.3 Survey of Pathology
- PCOL 301.6 See MED 201.4
- PCOL 350.6 General Pharmacology (=PHPY 304.3, 305.3)
- PCOL 432.6 Selected Topics
- PLSC 213.3 Principles of Plant Ecology (formerly PLEC 213)
- PLSC 214.3 Statistical Methods (formerly PLSC 314.3)
- PLSC 240.3 Plant Metabolism (formerly BIOC 220.3)
- PLSC 301.3 Principles of Agronomy (no longer offered, formerly CRSC 301)
- PLSC 314.3 Statistical Methods (formerly CR SC 214 or 314) [=STAT 245.3] (now PLSC 214.3)
- PLSC 345.3 Pesticides and Crop Protection (formerly CR SC 345)
- PLSC 405.3 Genetics of Plant Populations (formerly CR SC 350, 305, 405)
- PLSC 411.3 Plant Breeding (formerly CR SC 411)
- PLSC 412.3 Physiological Plant Ecology (no longer offered, formerly PLEC 412)
- PLSC 416.3 Applied Plant Biotechnology (formerly CRSC 416)
- PLSC 417.3 Crop Physiology (formerly CR SC 417)
- PLSC 420.3 Grain Chemistry and Technology (formerly CR SC 420)
- PLSC 422.3 Rangeland Ecology and Management
- PLSC 423.3 Landscape Ecology and Vegetation Management (formerly PLEC 432)
- PLSC 425.3 Forest Ecology
- PLSC 432.3 Conservation of Plant Genetic Diversity (no longer offered)
- PLSC 461.3 Post-Harvest Management of Horticultural Crops (formerly HORT 461)
- RCM 400.3 Rhetorical Theory and Practice of Persuasion
- RCM 401.3 Oral Rhetoric: Theory and Practice [= Senior Arts and Science .3] (formerly GE 401.3)
- RCM 402.3 Interpersonal Communication and Rhetoric
- RCM 404.3 Leadership as Communication
- RRM 114.3 Introductory Resource Economics and Policy (formerly RRM 212.3)
- RRM 312.3 Natural Resource Management and Indigenous Peoples
- SLSC 220.3 See EVSC
- SLSC 232.3 Soil Genesis and Classification (formerly SLSC 332.3)
- SLSC 312.3 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
- SLSC 313.3 Environmental Soil Chemistry
- SLSC 322.3 Applied Soil Physics
- SLSC 332.3 Soil Genesis and Classification (now SLSC 232.3)
- SLSC 343.3 Soil Microbiology
- SLSC 412.3 Integration and Application of Soil Science
- SLSC 420.3 See EVSC
- SLSC 460.3 Forest Soils
- SLSC 470.3 Evaluation of Land Resources (no longer offered)
- VBMS 300.3 General Principles of Toxicology (now TOX 300.3)
- VBMS 425.3 Introduction to Toxicology
- VBMS 428.3 Gastrointestinal Physiology
Courses from Arts & Science which do not credit toward Arts & Science programs:
Though the following courses are offered under subject codes belonging to the College of Arts & Science, these courses may not be used as part of the required or elective credit units in any Arts & Science program. For more information on each course, please see the Course Description.CTST:
- CTST 105.3 Catholic Studies for Teachers I
- CTST 106.3 Catholic Studies for Teachers II
Special Topics courses may be offered in Catholic Studies (CTST) which may or may not be used toward an Arts & Science program. Students must consult an Advisor in the College of Arts & Science Undergraduate Student Office to determine whether the course may be credited to their program requirements.EP:
- EP 214.3 Analog Signals and Systems
- EP 313.3 Advanced Analog Electronics and Instrumentation
- EP 417.3 Advanced Materials Science with Applications
- EP 495.3 Capstone Design Project
Special Topics courses may be offered in Engineering Physics (EP) which may or may not be used toward an Arts & Science program. Students must consult an Advisor in the College of Arts & Science Undergraduate Student Office to determine whether the course may be credited to their program requirements.
Junior MATH course credits
Up to 9 credit units may be obtained from the first-year offerings in mathematics depending on the courses taken and the order in which they are taken.
Students may have credit for MATH 102.3 or MATH 104.3, MATH 110.3 or MATH 123.3 and MATH 112.3, MATH 116.3 or MATH 124.3.
Students may have credit for only one of MATH 102.3 or MATH 104.3, MATH 121.3 or MATH 125.3, and MATH 128.3.
Students many have credit for only one of MATH 102.3 or MATH 104.3.
Students may have credit for only one of MATH 110.3, MATH 121.3, MATH 123.3 or MATH 125.3.
Students may have credit for only one of MATH 112.3, MATH 116.3, MATH 124.3, or MATH 128.3
Students may have credit for MATH 100.6 and other junior mathematics courses under the following conditions:
- Students with credit for MATH 100.6 may subsequently take one additional 100-level MATH or STAT for credit. If they subsequently take two of additional 100-level MATH or STAT courses, they will lose half credit for MATH 100.6. If they subsequently take three of these courses, they will lose all credit for MATH 100.6.
- Students with credit for one 100-level MATH or STAT course may subsequently take MATH 100.6 for half credit only.
- Students with credit for two 100-level MATH or STAT courses may not subsequently take MATH 100.6 for credit.
Students are strongly encouraged to consult the program requirements for specific majors to determine whether specific 100-level MATH courses are required or recommended.
Statistics Course Regulations
Courses in statistics eligible for credit in the College of Arts and Science are to be selected as follows:
Only one of:
a. PLSC 214.3, GE 210.3, STAT 242.3, STAT 245.3 STAT 246.3
or only one from each of b) and c) - courses from b) are prerequisites for courses in c)
b. COMM 104.3, EPSY 441.3, GEOG 301.3 (no longer offered), PSY 233.3, SOC 225.3, STAT 244.3,
c. COMM 207.3, PSY 234.3, SOC 325.3
d. ECON 204.6 (students who take ECON 204.6 may not take a course from a), b), or c).
Students who take a course from a) are not allowed to take a course from b), c), or d). Students who take a course from b) and subsequently take a course from a) will lose credit for the course from b).
For the B.A. and old B.Sc. programs, STAT 242.3, STAT 245.3 or STAT 246.3 may be used in Distribution Requirements 1 to 5 in exceptional cases, but no other course listed in a) to d) may be used in these Distribution Requirements. Students must contact the Undergraduate Student Office for further information.
For the current B.Sc. program, only PLSC 214.3, STAT 245.3, STAT 246.3 can be used in Requirement #4.
Transfer credit of Jr. STAT .3 will only be considered equivalent to courses listed in b).
STAT 103.3 and STAT 241.3 are courses in probability theory so are not listed above.
If STAT 103.3 is taken first, credit will be granted for any one of the courses from a) or c).
Credit for STAT 103.3 will not be granted if it is taken concurrently with or after any course from a) or c).
STAT 103.3 may be taken for credit before, after, or concurrently with any course from b).
If STAT 103.3 is taken first, followed by ECON 204.6 students will only receive 3 credit units of ECON 204.6.
STAT 241.3 will receive credit in addition to any of the courses listed in a) to d).
Credit will be granted for both STAT 103.3 and STAT 241.3 only if STAT 103.3 is taken first. Credit will not be granted for STAT 103.3 if it is taken concurrently with, or after STAT 241.3.
Availability of Programs
The College of Arts & Science is committed to delivering its courses to all qualified applicants admitted to the College to the extent that resources allow. For example, depending on resources, departments may have to restrict access to senior courses.Not all courses described are given in any one academic year. Please consult the online Course Offerings for the timetable of courses offered.
Work Experience Programs
The College of Arts & Science offers students in a number of programs the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as part of their undergraduate degree. Work opportunities include credit courses, practicums and internships.
The following opportunities are currently open to students in the College:
- Computer Science Professional Internship Option;
- Cooperative Education program for students in Geography.
- Practicum courses in the Aboriginal Justice and Criminology program in Sociology, the Regional and Urban Planning program in Geography, and Women's and Gender Studies program;
- Internship classes in the Aboriginal Public Administration, Business
Economics, Economics, English, Linguisitics, Public Administration, and Rural and Urban
Many courses are available in which students have the opportunity to participate in field work, organize a public exhibition, or participate in research work. Included in this group are Anatomy & Cell Biology; Archaeology; Art and Art History; Biochemistry, Biology; Biomolecular Structure Studies; Chemistry; Classical; Medieval & Renaissance Studies; Drama; French; Geology; International Studies; Linguistics; Microbiology & Immunology; Northern Studies; Native Studies; Palaeobiology; Physics; Psychology; Toxicology; and Women’s & Gender Studies.
University of the Arctic
The University of Saskatchewan joined the University of the Arctic (UArctic)
in 2002. UArctic is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to
higher education in and about the Circumpolar North. UArctic is a decentralized
university without walls that mounts programs of higher education and research,
builds local and regional educational capacity, and stimulates co-operation
among participating institutions. Founded in 2001, it boasts a membership of one
hundred twenty-one universities, colleges, research institutes and indigenous
organizations from Canada, United States, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland,
Denmark, Russia and Greenland.
The Circumpolar Studies program is made up of seven core courses that enable students to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the lands, peoples, and critical issues of the circumpolar world, and advanced emphases options that allow for in depth research of an area, issue, or problem of particular relevance to the North and for its people.
Students at the University of Saskatchewan may take courses in Circumpolar Studies (labelled NRTH) as electives, or choose to major or minor in Northern Studies. The University of Saskatchewan is also the home of the courses required for the advanced emphasis in Aboriginal Public Administration, delivered by the Department of Political Studies, and the courses for Environmental Impact Assessment, delivered by the Department of Geography and Planning.
Exchange and Study Abroad Programs
Student Exchange Programs
Exchange programs with universities in areas such as Australia, the United States, Mexico, Latin America, Asia and Europe have been developed for Arts & Science students. These programs allow students to study at one of the partner institutions for all or part of an academic session and obtain University of Saskatchewan credit for the approved courses taken.
The College of Arts & Science offers term abroad opportunities which allow students to take up to 15 credit units while away. Application deadline for these programs is usually February 15 of the previous year, but individual programs may vary. Current locations include Guadalajara, Mexico; Marburg, Germany; and Washington, DC, USA.
Summer Group Travel-Study Programs
Each summer the College of Arts & Science offers a number of group taught abroad courses which allows students to take a University of Saskatchewan course in an international locale. Offerings may vary from year to year. For a complete listing of these courses consult the College’s Study Abroad website.
Details and application information for these programs may be found at: http://artsandscience.usask.ca/students/studyabroad and/or http://students.usask.ca/goabroad/options/colleges/arts--science.php
St. Thomas More College
St. Thomas More College (STM) is a federated Catholic liberal arts college at the University of Saskatchewan. STM cooperates with the College of Arts & Science in offering courses for credit in all Arts & Science degrees.
Students in the College of Arts & Science may enrol through STM. Enrolment in STM does not restrict choice of programs or courses. All courses offered by STM are open to any eligible university student and are designated as STM courses in the online Course Offerings. For more information on STM and its course offerings, see the St. Thomas More College section of the Course and Program Catalogue.