What is a major?
The primary academic focus of a program. It is generally a defined set of courses in a subject area. For each declared single degree, a major must be declared. For the BASc, two majors must be declared. For Combined Degrees, two majors must be declared, i.e., one major for each degree sought.
Please refer to the list below for majors available for the various degree programs offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. Majors are listed alphabetically, and each entry links through to the associated website. Please refer to the current U of L calendar for a comprehensive report on the requirements for each major.
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Agricultural Biotechnology - BSc
Do you enjoy thinking up new solutions to environmental issues? Do you believe that science and technology hold the answers to many of our problems? Are you devoted to providing food for the planet? Do you want to be the one to make a difference? Feed the planet in Agricultural Biotechnology.
Agricultural Studies - BA, BSc
Does farming or ranching define you? Do you long for a career that will enable you to enjoy a rural agricultural lifestyle? Do you want to be the one to make a difference in resolving global problems in agri-food production, marketing and trade? Cultivate your passion in Agricultural Studies.
Anthropology - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt
Applied Statistics - BSc
Archaeology & Geography - BA, BSc
Do you enjoy learning about ancient civilizations? Does the idea of unearthing artifacts excite you? Do you like searching through collections and archives for clues to an historical puzzle you may not have all the pieces for? Break new ground in Archaeology & Geography.
Art - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt
Biochemistry - BSc
Are you fascinated by genetic modification? Do you dream of helping to solve global health or resource issues by developing new ways to combat diseases or by creating alternative food or energy sources? Does a career in Medicine or Pharmacology interest you? Ignite your passion in Biochemistry.
Biological Sciences - BSc, BASc, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt
Were you the kid who had to turn over every rock to see what was living under it? Did you ever wonder how a seed knew how to grow up to be a tree, or how a hummingbird’s wings beat so fast? Are you continually fascinated by the natural world? Delve into the world of living organisms in the Biological Sciences.
Canadian Studies - BA, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt
Chemistry - BSc, BASc, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt
Do you have a naturally inquisitive mind? Do you like to break objects down so you can see how they work on the inside? Do you enjoy contemplating new solutions to current issues using science and technology? Is making a difference important to you? Start a chain reaction in Chemistry.
Computer Science & Geographical Information Science (GIS) - BSc
Do you enjoy problem-solving? Are you intrigued by why cities are built the way they are and the infrastructure that supports them? Do you take ownership of the map on road trips? Are computers “your thing”? Model your degree in Computer Science and GIS.
Computer Science - BSc, BASc, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt, A&S Minor
Economics - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, A&S Minor
Do you care about the less fortunate in society? Do you want to help resolve global issues like poverty and development? Are you intrigued by Canada’s role in the international community? Is leaving a legacy of positive change important to you? Discover what’s trending in Economics.
English - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, A&S Minor
Do you love to lose yourself in a good book? Do you relish your ability to win arguments with your rhetorical mastery? Do you want to write? Are you intrigued by the idea of learning about the world through fiction, poetry and drama? Write your own story in our Department of English.
Environmental Science - BSc
Are you fascinated by the natural environment? Are you concerned about climate change, sustainability or water resources? Would you like to learn how ecosystems function or why biodiversity is important to our future? Be wise about resources in Environmental Science.
French - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, A&S Minor
Does the idea of being an international globetrotter appeal to you? Are you the kind of person who would love to live and study in a foreign country? Do you believe the key to solving world issues lies in communication and understanding cultural differences? Learn a language — discover the world in Modern Languages & Linguistics.
French/Spanish - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt
Are you intrigued by languages? Do you believe communication and understanding cultural differences is key to solving world issues? Are you ready to pack your bags and explore the French and Spanish parts of the world? Learn a language — discover the world in Modern Languages & Linguistics.
General Major - Humanities - BA, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt
General Major - Sciences - BSc, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt
General Major - Social Sciences - BA, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt
Geography - BA, BSc, BASc, BA/BEd, BSc/BEd, BA/BMgt, BSc/BMgt
Do you wonder how, when and why the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains and Ocean Basins were created? Or what determines the locations of cities, lakes, deserts, jungles — just about everything on the planet? Are you worried about the use and depletion of our natural resources? Learn to synthesize with Geography.
History - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, A&S Minor
What do you love? Are you fascinated by the thought of what life was really like in Ancient Rome, Meiji Japan, or on the North American Prairie in the nineteenth century? Does the idea of knights in armour taking to battle or women battling for the right to vote intrigue you?
Indigenous Studies - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt
Are you devoted to Native culture? Do you love hearing stories about our rich and diverse Aboriginal heritage? Are you interested in learning to help resolve some of the issues our First Nations’ communities face today? Get an education with impact in Indigenous Studies.
Kinesiology – BA, BSc, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt
Mathematics - BSc, BASc, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt, A&S Minor
Neuroscience - BSc
Are you intrigued by human behaviour? Are you interested in learning more about how electrical impulses can transform themselves into thoughts, emotions and actions? Do you want to help people recover from neurological disorders or brain injuries? Probe into your passion in Neuroscience.
Philosophy - BA, BASc, BA/BMgt, A&S Minor
Do you love to think about the big questions in life, like good vs. evil? Do you like to debate your point of view? Are you intrigued by the concept of whether time and space are real? Do they exist at all? Your passion exists. Your passion exists — Find it in our Department of Philosophy.
Physics - BSc, BASc, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt, A&S Minor
Do you always ask “Why?” Are you always wondering why things are the way they are and why they work the way they do? Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding experience that will train you to think analytically? Enter a world of wonder in Physics & Astronomy.
Political Science - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, A&S Minor
Psychology - BA, BSc, BASc, BSc/BEd, BA/BMgt, BSc/BMgt
Religious Studies – BA, BASc, BA/BMgt, A&S Minor
Why is religion so prevalent? Are all faiths the same? What do they do for — and to — people? Are you fascinated by different ways of life? Do you want to learn more about other ways of understanding what it means to be human? Remove misunderstanding — study Religion.
Remote Sensing – BSc
Are you fascinated by Google™ Earth? Are you always in-the-know about the leading edge of software and technology? Do you like thinking about the infinite breadth and depth of our environment, all the way to the outer edges of the universe? Marvel at Earth’s mosaic in Remote Sensing.
Sociology - BA, BASc, BA/BEd, BA/BMgt
Is "people watching" one of your favorite pastimes? Are you fascinated by how people relate to each other and to their social surroundings? Do you sometimes find yourself making up theories as to why a group or society behaves the way it does? Discover your passion in the Department of Sociology.
Urban & Regional Studies - BA, BA/BMgt
Women & Gender Studies - BA, BASc, BA/BMgt, A&S Minor
Does learning about progressive women and men who have changed the course of history fill your heart with pride? Do you wonder what it will really take to create an inclusive society? Or how you can help make it happen? Achieve equality now in Women & Gender Studies.