Not only do you need this to complete your undergraduate degree, but your breadth requirement also gives you the opportunity to choose courses across a range of subject areas, allowing you to gain knowledge and an understanding of disciplines outside of your main fields of study.
Top 10 things you need to know:
- Consists of 4 full-time credits (FCEs) that have been designated as satisfying the breadth requirement.
- Its mandatory for all Faculty of Arts and Science students to complete.
- You have two options to fulfill your breadth requirement:
- You must take at least 1.0 credit in each of 4 of the 5 course categories, or
- You must take at least 1.0 credit in each of 3 of the 5 course categories PLUS 0.5 credits in each of the other 2 course categories
- The 5 course categories that you can choose from are:
- Creative and Cultural Representations
- Thought, Belief, and Behaviour
- Society and Its Institutions
- Living Things and Their Environment
- The Physical and Mathematical Universes
- A course’s designation (or category) can be found following the course description in the Calendar for the year in which the course is taken
- Make sure to check that you meet the course pre-requisites and co-requisites
- You can take your breadth requirement courses anytime throughout your degree
- Not all D-level courses fulfill breadth requirements- make sure to talk with your professor and program supervisor for their approval
- Transfer credits can be used towards fulfilling your breadth requirement. Look for the category that was assigned in your transfer credit assessment letter. If the category is not specified, contact the Office of the Registrar.
- Breadth requirements allow you to develop new insights, experiences, and potentially, new ways of thinking.