The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) at MacEwan University emphasizes both breadth and depth of study and has been designed for flexibility and customization. You can declare a primary major and a minor, or a primary major and a secondary major, or a primary major and two minors.

Breadth requirements

Breadth requirements for your degree are designed to broaden your horizons and extend your knowledge. Courses in literacy, humanities, sciences, social sciences, analytical studies and fine arts give you a grounding in different fields of study to help you determine your interests and strengths. This can be helpful when you decide on your major(s) and minor(s). Most students complete breadth requirements in the first two years of university.

Primary major

Your major allows you to study a subject in great depth. It can lead you towards your career or graduate studies in a specific area. We encourage you to explore several subject areas before you decide on your major.

Science Majors

Secondary major or minor

You explore a second subject in greater depth as a requirement of your degree. You have the option to complete a secondary major, a minor or two minors.

Majors & Minors


Options allow you to customize your degree even further as you explore subjects that reflect your interests and career plans. Plan ahead so you have prerequisites for courses you want to take.

You can choose your options from any of the disciplines offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. You may include a limited number of courses from other faculties if you are not already taking an out-of-faculty minor.

Faculty of Arts and Science courses

Courses & Requirements
Check the academic calendar to find the courses you need to take and the requirements you must fulfill to complete your program.
Academic Calendar
Plan your degree

Advisors in Faculty of Arts and Science Academic Advising have created online resources to help you understand degree requirements, course enrolment and the major and minor declaration process.

Academic Planning