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Combining programs

How to mix Arts and Social Sciences with another field of study

A Bachelor of Science with a second major in Arts and Social Sciences? You can do that at Dalhousie. It might surprise you to discover that you can combine completely different fields of study into one degree.

There are a variety of ways to combine a major in Arts and Social Sciences with many other academic programs. It’s no more difficult than doing a regular Arts and Social Sciences degree, and provides you with a formidable combination of two skill sets to take into the job market.

Combinations to consider:


Bachelor of Arts

Double major or combined honours: As part of a double major or combined honours program, Arts and Social Sciences can be combined with most other Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Science subjects. 

Minors: There are also a number of minor programs that can be combined with Arts and Social Sciences through the Bachelor of Arts program: Business, Community Design, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Health Studies, Journalism Studies, Law and Society, Management, and programs from the neighbouring University of King’s College such as Journalism Studies.

Bachelor of Engineering

Bachelor of Arts students can complete a Bachelor of Engineering degree concurrently with their arts program. Students in this program complete the equivalent of a three-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts and Social Sciences and a Bachelor of Engineering in a period of five to six calendar years, depending on whether or not a co-op program is selected for Engineering.

Bachelor of Science

In the Bachelor of Science program, Arts and Social Sciences can be combined with most of the Science major or honours subjects, provided a larger number of credits is taken in the Science subject.

Meet our students

Mariel McLeod

For students like Mariel MacLeod, combining programs is a way to dig deeper into a broader issue. Mariel is combining Social Anthropology with Environmental Sustainability to better understand how human actions affect the environment, and how this might impact future generations.