Breadth Requirement

Breadth Requirement

What is the Breadth Requirement?

The breadth requirement is part of most Bachelor of Arts degree programs. Its purpose is to allow you to engage in a variety of topics so you receive a well-rounded arts education.

You will need to complete at least 1.0 credits  in three of the four breadth areas, which include:

  • Culture and Communication (includes: COMM, ENGL, FILM, etc.)
  • Humanities (includes: HIST, PHIL, RELI, etc.)
  • Science, Engineering, and Design (includes: COMP, ERTH, MATH, etc.)
  • Social Sciences (includes: PSYC, SOCI, ECON, etc.)

If you are unsure if your degree requires the breadth requirement, check your audit! It will list any of the requirements you have left, as well as break down the courses into categories so you can see which ones you still need to fulfill.

For more information about majors exempt from the breadth requirement or to view what subjects are acceptable under certain categories, please click here.

 

 

You will need to complete 3.0 credits in 4 of the breadth areas, which include:

  • Culture and Communication (includes: COMM, ENGL, FILM, etc.)
  • Humanities (includes: HIST, PHIL, RELI, etc.)
  • Science, Engineering, and Design (includes: COMP, ERTH, MATH, etc.)
  • Social Sciences (includes: PSYC, SOCI, ECON, etc.)

If you are unsure if your degree requires the breadth requirement, check your audit! It will list any of the requirements you have left, as well as break down the courses into categories so you can see which ones you still need to fulfill.

To receive more information about the breadth requirements or to view what subjects are acceptable under certain categories, please visit: http://www.carleton.ca/calendars/ugrad/current/regulations/regsbaBreadthRequirementfortheBADegree.html