Program Requirements

The 90 credit hour Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies degree consists of 3 components:

 

  • 21 credit hours of Foundation ( required) courses
  • 18 credit hours in one area of Concentration
  • 51 credit hours of electives outside the Foundations courses and area of Concentration

Ten Faculty Requirements for Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies (BAIS) General Degree

  1. A student must successfully complete 90 credit hours of courses acceptable for credit in the Faculty of Arts (see Section 4.2 of the Faculty of Arts entry of the Undergraduate Calendar) with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.00 (i.e., “C” or better) on these 90 credit hours.

    The 90 credit hours of passed coursework must include the remaining nine faculty requirements. Note: Some courses may fulfill more than one degree requirement.

  2. There must be a passing grade in the following Foundation Courses:

    • Introduction to University – ARTS 1110 (3 credit hours)
    • Adult Learning and Development – EDUA 1560 (3 credit hours)
    • Interpersonal Communication Skills – SWRK 2080 or English Composition ENGL 0930 (3 credit hours)
    • Leadership: an Interdisciplinary Approach – ARTS 1160 (3 credit hours)
    • A three credit hour course that satisfies the mathematics requirement
    • Six credit hours of introductory courses from the Departments of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology or Political Studies.

     

  3. There must be at least six credit hours from a subject field designated Humanities, at least six credit hours from a subject field designated Social Science, and at least six credit hours from a subject field designated Science (see Section 4.1.1. in the Faculty of Arts entry of the Undergraduate Calendar).

  4. There must be at least three credit hours completed in each of five different subject fields (as listed in Section 4.1.1. of the Faculty of Arts entry of the Undergraduate Calendar). In addition, a subject field may also satisfy the requirement for a Humanity, or Social Science, or Science and at the same time, satisfy the Mathematics or English requirement.

  5. There must be 18 credit hours which constitute a Concentration in one of the subject fields approved by the Faculty of Arts (see Section 4.1.1. in the Faculty of Arts entry of the Undergraduate Calendar) or by other Faculties and Schools. The student must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00 (i.e. "C") or better in courses where a final grade is recorded and is used toward the Concentration. A Concentration may be declared once the prerequisite has been satisfied. A student who has 18 credit hours in more than one subject field can declare only one of them as a Concentration. No course can be used to satisfy both a Foundation requirement and the Concentration requirement. A student who completed the requirements for a second Concentration may apply at the Faculty of Arts General Office to have the second Concentration recorded on their transcript.

  6. There must be at least 51 credit hours which are taken and successfully completed in subject fields outside the Foundation and Concentration courses.

  7. There must be at least 30 credit hours that have been taught by the Faculty of Arts (may include up to 12 credit hours from the Department of Mathematics, Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music List A or Art History courses considered as Humanities, see Section 4.1.1 in the Faculty of Arts entry of the Undergraduate Calendar), or which have been accepted on transfer as equivalent to courses taught by the Faculty of Arts.

  8. There must be at least 15 credit hours numbered at or above the 2000 level plus 6 credit hours at or above the 3000 level.

  9. Residency Requirement: A student in the Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies degree program must fulfill University of Manitoba residency requirements as stated below.

  10. There must be at least 3 credit hours in a course with significant content in written English and at least 3 credit hours in a course in mathematics. (This requirement may be satisfied by virtue of courses taken towards the Foundation Courses component.)

Maximum Number of "F" Grades Permitted in Courses Acceptable for Credit in Arts
Each student in the Faculty of Arts will be placed on academic suspension for one year, regardless if there has been evidence of improved performance, if they have:

  • more than 36 credit hours of “F” grades,

Following the one year suspension, the student may apply to the General Office to return to the Faculty by selecting one of the following irreversible options:

  1. to continue with no possibility of further “F” grades. Any further “F” grades will result in academic suspension for two years. (Following the two year suspension, the student may apply to the General Office to return to start afresh.)

Or

  1. start afresh, with their previous work not counting towards satisfying degree requirements.

(In either case, the previous coursework will not be removed from the student history or transcript.)

Residency Requirement
The Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies degree program has a residency requirement which means that a minimum number of credit hours must be taken at the University of Manitoba to qualify for the degree. Students will also be required to satisfy a residency requirement for the overall degree as well as a residency requirement on the Concentration.

  • Degree: The Residency Requirement for the Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies degree may be satisfied by successfully completing no fewer than 36 credit hours of the required 90 credit hours at the University of Manitoba (these 36 credit hours may be taken at various points in the student’s career).
  • Concentration: A minimum of 9 credit hours of the 18 credit hours required for the Concentration must be successfully completed at the University of Manitoba or through an approved University of Manitoba exchange program.

Additional Faculty Regulations and Policies
Students in the Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies degree program are subject to the regulations and policies found in Section 4 (other than sections 4.3, 4.11, 4.12 and 4.14) Section 5, Section 6, Section 7 and Section 8 in the Faculty of Arts entry in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Foundation course descriptions:

ANTH 1210 Human Origins and Antiquity (A)
ANTH 1220 Cultural Anthropology (A)
ARTS 1110 Introduction to University
EDUA 1560 Adult Learning and Development
ENGL 0930 English Composition
SWRK 2080 Interpersonal Communication Skills
POLS 1000 Democracy and Development
POLS 1010 Political Ideas and Ideologies
POLS 1040 Global Political Issues
POLS 1070 Law, Politics, and Power in Canada
POLS 1500 Introduction to Politics
PSYC 1200 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 1200 Introduction to Sociology
ARTS 1160 Leadership: An Interdisciplinary Approach