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Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (AP) – Business and Society

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Department of Social Science

For purposes of meeting program requirements, all nine-credit general education (foundation) courses will count as six credits towards the major.

All approved General Education courses may count for General Education credits; some may count for major credits; none may count as both.

Honours BA: 120 Credits

Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University.

Graduation requirement: students must successfully complete (pass) at least 120 credits which meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00.

General education: a minimum of 21 General Education credits as follows:

  • 6.00 credits in natural science (NATS)
  • A 9.00 credit approved general education course in the social science or humanities categories
  • A 6.00 credit approved general education course in the opposite category to the 9.00 credit course in social science or humanities already taken

Major credits: students must complete 60 credits, as follows:

Note: with permission of the program coordinator, students can replace AP/SOSC 4040 6.00 with AP/SOSC 4042 6.00, AP/SOSC 4043 6.00, AP/SOSC 4044 6.00, AP/SOSC 4045 6.00 or AP/SOSC 4047 6.00.

Note: ESL students may replace AP/SOSC 1340 9.00 with AP/SOSC 1349 9.00, and AP/SOSC 2340 6.00 with AP/SOSC 2349 6.00.

Note:

Upper-level credits: at least 36 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000 level.

Credits outside the major: at least 39 credits.

BA: 90 Credits

Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University.

Graduation requirement: students must successfully complete (pass) at least 90 credits that meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 4.00.

General education: a minimum of 21 General Education credits as follows:

  • 6.00 credits in Natural Science (NATS)
  • A 9.00 credit approved general education course in the social science or humanities categories
  • A 6.00 credit approved general education course in the opposite category to the 9.00 credit course in social science or humanities already taken

Major credits: students must complete 42 credits, as follows:

Note: ESL students may replace AP/SOSC 1340 9.00 with AP/SOSC 1349 9.00, and AP/SOSC 2340 6.00 with AP/SOSC 2349 6.00.

Note:

Upper-level credits: at least 18 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Credits outside the major: at least 27 credits.

Statistics Requirement

All Business and Society (BUSO) majors must complete 3 credits in an approved statistics course.

Approved courses: SC/MATH 1532 3.00 is the recommended statistics course for BUSO majors.

Other approved statistics courses are:

Business and Society Streams

Students must choose two of the following streams.

Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Note: Successful completion of AP/SOSC 2340 6.00 (or AP/SOSC 2349 6.00) is a prerequisite for enrolling in AP/SOSC 3040 6.00.

For the Honours program: AP/SOSC 4044 6.00.

Note: Successful completion of AP/SOSC 2340 6.00 (or AP/SOSC 2349 6.00) is a prerequisite for enrolling in AP/SOSC 4044 6.00.

The Environment

For the Honours program: six credits chosen from:

The Firm and Organization

N.B. successful completion of AP/SOSC 1340 9.00 is prerequisite of entry into AP/SOSC 3043 3.00

N.B. if a student chooses AP/GL/WMST 3510 6.00 from this list, 3 credits will count in the stream, the other three as elective credits.

For the Honours program:

The Global Economy

N.B. successful completion of AP/SOSC 1340 9.00 is prerequisite of entry into AP/SOSC 3043 3.00

N.B. if a student chooses AP/ANTH 3220 6.00 or AP/POLS 3255 6.00 from this list, 3 credits will count in the stream, the other three as elective credits.

For the Honours program:

Law and Governance

For the Honours program:

The Social Economy

N.B. successful completion of AP/SOSC 1341 9.00 is prerequisite of entry into AP/SOSC 3041 6.00

For the Honours program

N.B. successful completion of AP/SOSC 3041 6.00 is prerequisite of entry into AP/SOSC 4046 6.00


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