Breadth Requirements

Social Science students need at least 1.0 course from Category B or C in first year and at least 1.0 course from Category B and 1.0 course from Category C for graduation.

Category A

Social Science

Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, International Relations, Jewish Studies, Leadership Studies, Management and Organizational Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s Studies

Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary

American Studies, Analytics and Decision Sciences, Canadian Studies, Childhood and Social Institutions, Creative Arts, Dance, Disability Studies, Education, Family Studies and Human Development, Global Studies, Governance, Leadership and Ethics (GLE), Health Sciences, Human Rights Studies, Information and Media Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Kinesiology, Linguistics, Media and the Public Interest, Media, Information and Technoculture, Nursing, Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE), Rehabilitation Sciences, Social Justice and Peace Studies, Social Science, Transitional Justice.


Business Administration, Digital Communication, Foods and Nutrition, Human Ecology, Law, Music, Social Work, Thanatology

Category B

Arts and Humanities

Art History, Arts and Humanities, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature and Culture, Creative Arts, Digital Humanities, English, Film Studies, French Studies, Global Great Books, Intercultural Communications, Italian Studies, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Museum and Curatorial Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Speech, Studio Art, Theatre Studies, Theological Studies, Visual Arts History, Visual Arts Studio, Western Thought and Civilization, Women's Studies, World Literatures and Cultures, Writing


Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Category C


Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Science, Green Process Engineering, Integrated Engineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Software Engineering

Medical Science

Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Chemical Biology, Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical Biophysics, Medical Health Informatics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, One Health, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Physiology and Pharmacology


Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Astronomy, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Differential Equations, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, History of Science, Integrated Science, Linear Algebra, Materials Science, Mathematics, Physics, Planetary Science, Science, Statistical Sciences


Communication Sciences and Disorders, Financial Modelling

Breadth Requirements for Graduation
Departments and Programs offering upper-year courses also are assigned to only one of the three Categories. At least 1.0 course must be chosen from each of the three categories in the lists shown under “Breadth Requirements for First Year” shown above.