Graduation under one calendar

  • Students with continuous enrolment at the University may elect to graduate under any ONE calendar in force during their registration (subject to the availability of courses) 
  • Students returning after an interval of a year or more will be readmitted under the calendar in force when they return 
Distribution requirements
  • Currently required ONLY for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Commerce degrees
  • For a complete description of distribution requirements please consult regulation 11.2.2 (BA), 11.3.2 (BSc), or 11.5.3 (BComm) in the appropriate academic calendar, or this review of distribution requirements  
  • In keeping with Mount Allison’s philosophy of liberal education these courses ensure breadth of program and promote intellectual alertness and flexibility
  • These courses can also count, if applicable, toward minor, major, or honours programs
  • These courses can be completed at any time over the duration of the degree program  

Declaration of minor(s), major(s), honours

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees require one of the following:

  • Major plus a minor (maximum of nine credits may be counted in common)
  • Double major (maximum of 24 credits may be counted in common)
  • General degree of three minors (minimum 72 credits, despite courses in common) 
  • Honours (minor not required, but if completed, will be recorded. Likewise if an additional major is completed, it will be recorded. There is no regulation limiting the number of credits counted in common.)

Any additional minor programs may share an unlimited number of credits with the major and the first minor, or with the two majors.

Major(s)/minor(s) must be declared by the end of year two (the year in which you will have 54 credits completed.) Honours must be declared by December of year three. (Students with 54 to 83 credits completed are considered to be in year three.)

Bachelor of Commerce:

  • Requires completion of a minor (maximum of nine credits may be counted in common with core and Commerce elective courses; this rule does not apply to a second minor)
  • In lieu of a minor students may complete a major in a non-Commerce discipline (maximum 24 credits may be counted in common with core and Commerce elective courses)
  • The regulation requiring a minor is waived for students pursuing honours in economics

Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts: 

  • A minor is not required, but a minor will be recorded if completed under the non-Music/non-Fine Arts electives

Credits earned

The Bachelor’s degree requires the completion of 120 credits worth of course work. A specified number of credits earned at an advanced level must be included: 

  • The Bachelor of Arts degree requires 36 credits from courses at the 3/4000 level (minimum 30 credits must be from Mount Allison courses)
  • The Bachelor of Science degree requires 30 credits from Science courses at the 3/4000 level (minimum 24 credits must be from Mount Allison courses.) The degree requires 72 credits from Science courses in total. See academic calendar regulation 11.3.11 for a list of courses considered as Science credits
  • The Bachelor of Commerce degree requires 42 credits from courses at the 3/4000 level (minimum 36 credits must be from Mount Allison courses)
  • A maximum of 60 credits, or 63 credits including COMM 1011, from courses in the Commerce discipline is permitted to count toward the 120 credits required for a Bachelor of Commerce degree

Academic residency requirements

Students must complete with courses from Mount Allison:

  • At least half the credits required for a degree
  • At least half of the requirements for a major or honours program
  • At least six credits of the requirements for a minor
  • No more than six credits transferred at the 3/4000 level may be used to fulfill 3/4000 level requirements (overall for the degree, and for the major)

See section 10.10.2 of the academic calendar for more information about academic residency requirements.

Courses completed on an official Mount Allison exchange program are not considered to be transfer credits for the purpose of academic residency requirements.