Students interested in entering an Honours program should consult advisors in the department concerned before registering for their second year. Not more than 60 credit units of the courses comprising the B.A program may be in any one subject, and of the 120 credit units required for the B.A. degree, at least 66 credit units must be at the senior level. Application for admission to Honours is not considered until successful completion of at least 60 credit units with a Cumulative Weighted Average of at least 70% overall and at least 70% in the subject of Honours. In some programs, higher averages may be imposed. For further details, please see the Academic Information and Policies section.

Students planning to enter the Honours program must consult with the Head of the Department. The candidate must demonstrate considerable competence in music theory, music history and performance before being admitted to the program.

No more than 6 credit units from one subject may be used in Requirements D1, D2, and D3.

D1 College Requirement (6 credit units)

English Language Writing

The English Language Writing requirement for this program is met in the Major Requirement (D4).

Indigenous Learning

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ANTH 202.3
  • ANTH 480.3
  • ARCH 350.3
  • DRAM 111.3
  • ENG 242.3
  • ENG 243.3
  • ENG 335.3
  • HIST 195.3
  • HIST 266.3
  • INDG 107.3
  • LING 253.3
  • PLAN 445.3
  • POLS 222.3
  • INDG — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Quantitative Reasoning

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • CMPT 140.3
  • ECON 111.3
  • ECON 114.3
  • MATH 100.6
  • MATH 101.3
  • MATH 102.3
  • MATH 104.3
  • MATH 110.3
  • MATH 121.3
  • MATH 123.3
  • MATH 125.3
  • MATH 150.3
  • MATH 163.3
  • MATH 164.3
  • MATH 176.3
  • MATH 177.3
  • STAT 103.3
  • STAT 244.3
  • STAT 246.3
  • PHYS 115.3
  • PSY 233.3
  • SOC 225.3                   

D2 Breadth Requirement (18 credit units)


Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ARBC 114.3
  • ARBC 117.3
  • CHIN 114.3
  • CHIN 117.3
  • CLAS 110.3
  • CLAS 111.3
  • CMRS 110.3
  • CMRS 111.3
  • CREE 101.6
  • CREE 110.3
  • ENG 110.6
  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3
  • ESL 115.3
  • ESL 116.3
  • FREN 103.3
  • FREN 106.3
  • FREN 122.3
  • FREN 125.3
  • FREN 218.3
  • GERM 114.3
  • GERM 117.3
  • GRK 112.3
  • GRK 113.3
  • HEB 114.3
  • HEB 117.3
  • HIST 115.3
  • HIST 125.3
  • HIST 135.3
  • HIST 145.3
  • HIST 155.3
  • HIST 165.3
  • HIST 175.3
  • HIST 185.3
  • HIST 193.3
  • HIST 194.3
  • HNDI 114.3
  • HNDI 117.3
  • JPNS 114.3
  • JPNS 117.3
  • LATN 112.3
  • LATN 113.3
  • LING 110.3
  • LING 113.3
  • LIT 110.3
  • LIT 111.3
  • MUS 111.3
  • PHIL 110.6
  • PHIL 115.3
  • PHIL 120.3
  • PHIL 121.3
  • PHIL 133.3
  • PHIL 140.3
  • RLST 111.3
  • RLST 112.3
  • RLST 113.3
  • RUSS 114.3
  • RUSS 117.3
  • SNSK 114.3
  • SNSK 117.3
  • SPAN 114.3
  • SPAN 117.3
  • UKR 114.3
  • UKR 117.3
  • WGST 112.3

  • Any senior-level humanities course provided that the prerequisite is met.
  • CLAS 101, CLAS 103, CLAS 104, CLAS 105, CLAS 107 and CLAS 203 are not eligible for use in this requirement.

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • ARBC 114.3
  • ARBC 117.3
  • CHIN 114.3
  • CHIN 117.3
  • CREE 101.6
  • CREE 110.3
  • CREE 120.6
  • ENG 110.6
  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3
  • ESL 115.3
  • ESL 116.3
  • FREN 103.3
  • FREN 106.3
  • FREN 122.3
  • FREN 125.3
  • FREN 218.3
  • GERM 114.3
  • GERM 117.3
  • GRK 112.3
  • GRK 113.3
  • HEB 114.3
  • HEB 117.3
  • HNDI 114.3
  • HNDI 117.3
  • JPNS 114.3
  • JPNS 117.3
  • LATN 112.3
  • LATN 113.3
  • LIT 110.3
  • LIT 111.3
  • RUSS 114.3
  • RUSS 117.3
  • SNSK 114.3
  • SNSK 117.3
  • SPAN 114.3
  • SPAN 117.3
  • UKR 114.3
  • UKR 117.3

  • Any senior-level language course provided that the prerequisite is met.

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ASTR 102.3
  • ASTR 104.3
  • ASTR 113.3
  • BIOL 107.6
  • BIOL 120.3
  • BIOL 121.3
  • CHEM 112.3
  • CHEM 115.3
  • CMPT 100.3
  • CMPT 120.3
  • CMPT 140.3
  • CMPT 141.3
  • CMPT 145.3
  • GEOG 120.3
  • GEOG 125.3
  • GEOL 108.3
  • GEOL 109.3
  • GEOL 121.3
  • GEOL 122.3
  • MATH 104.3
  • MATH 110.3
  • MATH 116.3
  • MATH 121.3
  • MATH 125.3
  • MATH 128.3
  • MATH 163.3
  • MATH 164.3
  • MATH 176.3
  • MATH 177.3
  • PHYS 115.3
  • PHYS 117.3 or PHYS 125.3
  • STAT 103.3

  • Any senior-level science course provided the prerequisite is met.
  • MATH 102 and STAT 244 are not eligible to be used in this requirement.

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ANTH 111.3
  • ARCH 112.3
  • ARCH 116.3
  • ECON 111.3
  • ECON 114.3
  • GEOG 130.3
  • GEOG 150.3
  • HLST 110.3
  • INDG 107.3
  • IS 110.3
  • LING 111.3
  • LING 112.3
  • LING 113.3
  • POLS 111.3
  • POLS 112.3
  • PSY 120.3
  • PSY 121.3
  • SOC 111.3
  • SOC 112.3
  • WGST 112.3

  • Any senior-level social science course provided that the prerequisite is met.
  • Statistics courses in social sciences are not eligible for use in this requirement (e.g. PSY 233, PSY 234, SOC 225 and SOC 325).

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ARBC 114.3
  • ARBC 117.3
  • CHIN 114.3
  • CHIN 117.3
  • CLAS 110.3
  • CLAS 111.3
  • CMRS 110.3
  • CMRS 111.3
  • CREE 101.6
  • CREE 110.3
  • ENG 110.6
  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3
  • ESL 115.3
  • ESL 116.3
  • FREN 103.3
  • FREN 106.3
  • FREN 122.3
  • FREN 125.3
  • FREN 218.3
  • GERM 114.3
  • GERM 117.3
  • GRK 112.3
  • GRK 113.3
  • HEB 114.3
  • HEB 117.3
  • HIST 115.3
  • HIST 125.3
  • HIST 135.3
  • HIST 145.3
  • HIST 155.3
  • HIST 165.3
  • HIST 175.3
  • HIST 185.3
  • HIST 193.3
  • HIST 194.3
  • HNDI 114.3
  • HNDI 117.3
  • JPNS 114.3
  • JPNS 117.3
  • LATN 112.3
  • LATN 113.3
  • LING 110.3
  • LING 113.3
  • LIT 110.3
  • LIT 111.3
  • MUS 111.3
  • PHIL 110.6
  • PHIL 115.3
  • PHIL 120.3
  • PHIL 121.3
  • PHIL 133.3
  • PHIL 140.3
  • RLST 111.3
  • RLST 112.3
  • RLST 113.3
  • RUSS 114.3
  • RUSS 117.3
  • SNSK 114.3
  • SNSK 117.3
  • SPAN 114.3
  • SPAN 117.3
  • UKR 114.3
  • UKR 117.3
  • WGST 112.3

  • Any senior-level humanities course provided that the prerequisite is met.
  • CLAS 101, CLAS 103, CLAS 104, CLAS 105, CLAS 107 and CLAS 203 are not eligible for use in this requirement.

  • ASTR 102.3
  • ASTR 104.3
  • ASTR 113.3
  • BIOL 107.6
  • BIOL 120.3
  • BIOL 121.3
  • CHEM 112.3
  • CHEM 115.3
  • CMPT 100.3
  • CMPT 120.3
  • CMPT 140.3
  • CMPT 141.3
  • CMPT 145.3
  • GEOG 120.3
  • GEOG 125.3
  • GEOL 108.3
  • GEOL 109.3
  • GEOL 121.3
  • GEOL 122.3
  • MATH 104.3
  • MATH 110.3
  • MATH 116.3
  • MATH 121.3
  • MATH 125.3
  • MATH 128.3
  • MATH 163.3
  • MATH 164.3
  • MATH 176.3
  • MATH 177.3
  • PHYS 115.3
  • PHYS 117.3 or PHYS 125.3
  • STAT 103.3

  • Any senior-level science course provided the prerequisite is met.
  • MATH 102 and STAT 244 are not eligible to be used in this requirement.

  • ANTH 111.3
  • ARCH 112.3
  • ARCH 116.3
  • ECON 111.3
  • ECON 114.3
  • GEOG 130.3
  • GEOG 150.3
  • HLST 110.3
  • INDG 107.3
  • IS 110.3
  • LING 111.3
  • LING 112.3
  • LING 113.3
  • POLS 111.3
  • POLS 112.3
  • PSY 120.3
  • PSY 121.3
  • SOC 111.3
  • SOC 112.3
  • WGST 112.3

  • Any senior-level social science course provided that the prerequisite is met.
  • Statistics courses in social sciences are not eligible for use in this requirement (e.g. PSY 233, PSY 234, SOC 225 and SOC 325).

D3 Cognate Requirement (6 credit units)

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

*Please note that DRAM 121 cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.
  • ART — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • DRAM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

D4 Major Requirements (48 credit units)

  • 1 credit unit MUAP Ensemble
  • MUS 120.2
  • MUS 121.2
  • MUS 133.3
  • MUS 134.3
  • MUS 155.3
  • MUS 156.3
  • MUS 180.0
  • MUS 220.2
  • MUS 221.2
  • MUS 233.3
  • MUS 234.3
  • MUS 250.3

Choose 18 credit units from the following:

12 credit units must be at the 300 or 400-level

  • MUAP 201.1
  • MUAP 202.1
  • MUAP 203.1
  • MUAP 204.1
  • MUAP 205.1
  • MUAP 206.1
  • MUAP 207.1
  • MUAP 208.1
  • MUAP 209.1
  • MUAP 210.1
  • MUAP 211.1
  • MUS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

D5 Electives Requirement (42 credit units)

Arts and Science courses, or those from other Colleges which have been approved for Arts and Science credit, to complete the requirements for 120 credit unit Honours program. Of the 120 credit units required at least 66 must be at the 200-level or higher and no more than 60 in one subject.

If you require further assistance, please contact the Arts and Science Undergraduate Student Office.

Performance Requirements

Although regular participation in departmental ensembles is highly encouraged, only one year of ensemble participation is required for this degree.

Applied Ensemble

The following evaluation method will be common to all sections: Attendance and Preparation (40%); Concert Participating (30%); Individualized testing (15% per semester).

Note: An unexcused absence from a concert performance will result in an automatic fail.

Attendance and preparation means regular attendance at rehearsals and ensemble events, and evidence of prior preparation of the musical materials.

Concert participation includes quality contribution to the ensemble, reflected in attitude, punctuality, responsibility in duties related to the concert and rehearsals, and quality of musical performance.

Individualized testing will take place at the end of November (well before the drop date for full-year courses) and at the end of March. The results of this testing, as well as evaluation for concert participation and attendance/preparation, will also be given at this time.

Suggested Sequence of Courses

  • 1 credit unit MUAP Ensemble
  • 12 credit units to meet Program Type D requirements
  • MUS 120.2
  • MUS 121.2
  • MUS 133.3
  • MUS 134.3
  • MUS 155.3
  • MUS 156.3
  • MUS 180.0
  • 12 credit units to meet Program Type D requirements
  • 6 credit units Music elective
  • MUS 160.0
  • MUS 220.2
  • MUS 221.2
  • MUS 233.3
  • MUS 234.3
  • MUS 250.3
  • 24 credit units to meet Program Type D requirements
  • 6 credit units Music elective at the 300- or 400-level
  • 24 credit units to meet Program Type D requirements
  • 6 credit units Music elective at the 300- or 400-level