Types of Programs

Most undergraduate degree programs are simply called programs but there are some special types.

Major

To graduate with a bachelor’s degree, you must complete the requirements of at least one major. You will select your major after admission to the schools except some students who are admitted to specified majors on entry. Registration in a major is not guaranteed and requires the approval of the major-program coordinator.

Option

Options have a distinct set of requirements within the framework of a program. Options focus on a specific area or scope of study within a general area of study. Completion of the requirements for an option will be noted on your transcript.

Joint Option

A joint option is administered by more than one department.

Minor

A minor program is a set of requirements that relate to an area or scope of study outside the general framework of your degree program. Successful completion of a minor program will be noted on your transcript.

Dual Program Designation / Double Major

Students who complete the requirements of two major programs within the normal period of study can receive a degree award that carries both program designations. The programs that make up the dual designation will normally all lead to the same undergraduate degree (that is, BBA, BSc or BEng).

For example, if you complete the requirements of two majors, Finance and Marketing, you can receive a degree called BBA in Finance, and in Marketing.

With increasing flexibility in the four-year degree, it is possible for you to take various combinations of majors, not only within the school but also across schools, and the latter may involve different degrees.

For example, if you complete the requirements of the BEng program in Logistics Management and Engineering with an additional major in Physics, you can receive a degree called BEng in Logistics Management and Engineering and an additional major in Physics.

Dual Degree

A dual degree program leads to two degree awards, for instance, the dual degree program in technology and management leading to both a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Business Administration.