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Designing Your Degree

King’s and neighbouring Dalhousie University share a Faculty of Arts and Social Science. Drawing from this partnership, you can build a combined and customized Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree that reflects your individual interests. You can begin any arts degree program with the Foundation Year Program (FYP), a unique curated first-year experience that inspires your choices of what to study in second, third and fourth year. You will have FYP lectures 4 days a week with Tuesdays free for your elective. FYP counts for four of your five first year credits; typically, you would take one elective either through King’s or Dalhousie.

Majors and Honours

After your first year, you can pursue a major or honours degree in any of the programs offered by King’s and Dalhousie’s shared Faculty of Arts and Social Science and the King’s Honours Programs. King’s and Dalhousie together deliver unmatched depth and variety. You can specialize in these subjects by pursuing a major or honours. All of the subjects below can also be done as minors, too, except for Creative Writing.

Canadian Studies

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Combined Honours

Cinema & Media Studies

Program options: Major, Minor, Double Major, Combined Honours

Classics

Program options: Major, Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Contemporary Studies (K)

Program options: Minor, Combined Honours

Costume Studies

Program options: Concentrated Honours, Diploma

Creative Writing

Program options: Minor, Double Major (second subject only), Combined Honours (second subject only)

Early Modern Studies (K)

Program options: Minor, Combined Honours

English

Program options: Minor, Major, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Environment, Sustainability and Society

Program options: Minor, Double Major, Combined Honours

European Studies

Program options: Major, Concentrated Honours

French

Program options: Major, Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Gender and Women’s Studies

Program options: Major, Minor, Double Major, Combined Honours

German

Program options: Major, Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

History

Program options: Major, Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

History of Science and Technology (K)

Program options: Minor, Combined Honours

International Development Studies

Program options: Major, Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Justice & Society

Program options: Major, Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Music

Program options: Major, Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Philosophy

Program options: Major, Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Political Science

Program options: Major, Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Religious Studies

Program options: Double Major, Combined Honours

Russian Studies

Program options: Major, Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Sociology and Social Antrhopology

Program options: Major, Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Spanish

Program options: Major, Minor, Double Major, Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Technical Theatre

Program options: Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Theatre

Program options: Major, Minor, Double Major, Combined Honours

Theatre – Acting

Program options: Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

Theatre Studies

Program options: Concentrated Honours, Combined Honours

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Amy Teitel
Amy Teitel

Blogger, Vintage Space, Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), History of Science and Technology and Classics, '08

Minors

You can choose from more than 75 minors to complement your degree.

King’s offers minors in each of its honours subjects:

Minor in Journalism Studies

Curiosity, a willingness to ask questions, and a desire to find and tell stories–these are the building blocks for those who want to study journalism.

Minor in Contemporary Studies

Understand the contemporary world by choosing from a wide range of courses in the areas of social and political thought, science and culture, and aesthetics, literature and literary theory, and film.

Minor in Early Modern Studies

Engage in an interdisciplinary exploration of the birth of the modern world.

Minor in History of Science and Technology

Studying science through this humanities-based approach demonstrates your seriousness to engage with one of the dominant paradigms of our time.

Find out more: Visit the King’s Honours Programs, School of Journalism, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie to browse degree options.

More Opportunities

Students in their first year of study may be interested in First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs), interdisciplinary study groups that augment and expand your first-year curriculum.


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