Why would I choose an Honours program?

Honours or four-year programs have many advantages including offering more courses in your chosen field and access to co-op and internship opportunities where available, as well as preparing you for graduate studies, professional programs, and employment.

When do I have to declare a Major?

You will need to choose a Major by the end of your first year. Course registration is generally easier for students who have declared a Major, so even if you are not 100 percent certain, it is best to choose a Major upfront and change it later if you need to.

Where can I go for academic advice?

Once you are studying at Carleton, you can visit our Student Academic and Career Development Services which offers a range of services including academic advising and free study-skill development workshops. Friendly academic advisers are available by appointment year-round to assist you with your educational planning needs.

What is the difference between the Biochemistry and Biochemistry/Biotechnology Programs?

The Biochemistry/Biotechnology program has a greater focus on courses about nucleic acids, DNA manipulation, microbiology and tissue culture.

Can I choose any courses not offered by the Faculty of Science as my Arts and Social Sciences Options?

No. A number of courses in Geography, Psychology, and Business are not eligible. Please see the Course Categories from the Undergraduate Calendar for specific regulations .