Thunder Bay • Orillia

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Interdisciplinary Studies Major)/Bachelor of Education P/J (O)

Five Year program

An overall 60% average through each year is required in the Interdisciplinary Studies Major, any additional elective Interdisciplinary Studies courses taken, and any additional elective courses taken in the disciplinary area. The Interdisciplinary Studies Major consists of 6 FCEs: one (1) FCE of Interdisciplinary Studies courses and five (5) FCEs in the disciplinary area.

In Concurrent Education programs at the Primary/Junior level, students must meet and complete requirements of the partnering degree program including all Pre-Professional Program Education requirements (see Concurrent Degree Programs Information for Education requirements).  A student registered in a Concurrent Education program must maintain a minimum cumulative average of 65%.

Note 1:

All students will satisfactorily complete two Interdisciplinary Studies courses: one-half (0.5) full course equivalents (FCE) at first-year level and one-half (0.5) FCE at third-year level.

Note 2:

Students must complete five (5) full-course equivalents (FCEs) in a discipline: one (1) FCE at the first-year level, two (2) FCEs at the second-year level, and two (2) FCEs at the third or fourth year level. Eligible disciplines are Anthropology, Biology, Criminology, English, General Science (as defined as a “Teachable” by the Faculty of Education), Geography, History, Media, Film, and Communications, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Note 3:

By the end of three years (15 FCEs), at least three (3) FCEs must be Type A (Humanities) or Type B (Social Sciences) courses; at least three (3) FCEs must be Type C (Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences) or Type D (Health and Behavioural Sciences) courses; and at least one-half (0.5) FCE must be Type E courses. The Indigenous Content Requirement is being met by the inclusion of one-half FCE chosen from the list of Type E courses taken as an elective in any year of the program.

Note 4:

In Second Year, BASc students must complete one of the following methodological courses: Anthropology 2517Biology 2910Criminology 2090English 2913Environmental Sustainability 2033Geography 2251Geography 2271Mathematics 2310Media, Film, and Communications 2230Philosophy 2413, Psychology 2110, Psychology 2112, Sociology 2911.

Note 5:

Concurrent Education Primary/Junior students must take an eligible Science course (General Science 1000 recommended) as part of their Type C and D requirements.  See Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education Concurrent Content Regulation #1.

First Year:
(a) One-half FCE in first year Interdisciplinary Studies
(b) One FCE (full course equivalent) in discipline
(c) One FCE in English, French, or Indigenous Language (unless area of specialization is English) This counts as Type A courses.
(d) One FCE in Type C courses (General Science 1000 recommended) unless area of specialization is in Type C
(e) One half-course in Music or Visual Arts (counts as Type A courses)
(f) One half-course elective (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)
(g) Education 1050

Second Year:
(a) Two FCEs in discipline at second year level
(b) One FCE at second year level
(c) One and one-half FCE electives (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)
(d) Education 2050

Third Year:
(a) One-half FCE in third year Interdisciplinary Studies
(b) Two FCEs in discipline at third or fourth year level
(c) One half-course elective at second or third year level
(d) One and one-half FCE electives at second year level or above (Note the Type A, B, C, D, and E courses requirement.)
(e) One half-course Education elective (see Electives in the Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education Courses list)
Note: Concurrent Education students should check the timetable for Pre-Professional Program course offerings.

Fourth and Fifth Years (2-Year Professional Program):
Concurrent (Primary/Junior) requirements