Humanities - Faculty of Humanities
- Brock University
- Bachelor of Arts, BA
- OUAC Program Code
- Grade Range
- Low to mid-70s
- Experiential Learning
- Practicum or internship option available
- 648 For all Humanities programs
- Instruction Language
OSSD, including six 4U/M credits. Prerequisite courses will be included in the calculation of the admission average.
- Required: ENG4U
- Recommended - one from the following list: 4U history, 4U Philosophy (HZT4U), 4U Classical Studies (LVV4U), or 4U international language.
Students may declare a major from the following list after a completing a general year 1.
- Canadian Studies* (BA)
- Canadian Studies and French Studies* (BA)
- Classics (BA)
- Comparative Literatures and Cultures*(BA)
- English and Contemporary Culture (BA)
- English and Creative Writing (BA)
- English Language and Literature (BA)
- French Studies (BA)
- General Humanities (BA)
- Hispanic & Latin American Studies* (BA)
- History of Art & Visual Culture (BA)
- Italian* (BA)
- Medieval & Renaissance Studies* (BA)
- Philosophy (BA)
- Studies in Arts & Culture (BA)
*These programs are offered Combined Majors only.
Undergraduate Degree language requirements: proof of proficiency in English.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of your English language abilities. Proof may be any of the following:
- A minimum 3 years of full-time study with satisfactory academic standing in an English-language school system (where English was the primary language of instruction and evaluation). You must have acceptable grades in English and other humanities and social science courses from your senior high school year.
- Completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program where English was the language of instruction.
- Achievement of an overall band score of 70, with 60 in writing and no other score under 60 on the Canadian Academic Language Assessment (CAEL), or completion of the York English Language Test (YELT) with an overall category of 1 or 2.
- The acceptable minimum test score on one of the following: TOEFL iBT 88 with a minimum of 21 on Speaking and Writing, MELAB 85 or greater with no other part below 80, IELTS 6.5 or greater, with no other band below 6.0, ITELP 565, with a minimum compostion score of 240, PTE overall score of 58 is required.
- Successful completion of Level 5 of Brock's Intensive English Language Program (www.brocku.ca/esl-services).
In addition to one of these, you must also complete ENG4U (or equivalent if out-of-province) if it is required for your program. Brock University reserves the right to request more information regarding English-proficiency test score results. You may be required to sit for the Brock International Test of English Language (ITELP) at the university's discretion.
Offers of Admission for Ontario High School Students
Basic Requirements for Admission
Ontario high school students must present the OSSD and complete six 4U/M courses. All required courses will be included in the calculation of your overall admission average.
Failed and Repeated Courses
We will consider the higher grade of the 2 attempts.
Timing and Process for Admission Decisions
We will begin to issue a select number of offers in December and will continue to make offers of admission through to May. Scholarship and co-op offers will accompany offers of admission.
A select number of offers are issued in December and are based on a combination of Grade 11 and Grade 12 results. To be eligible for an early offer you must have 1.0 final Grade 12 result at the 4U or 4M-level, and five Grade 11 U or M-level credits. Averages are in the high 80s or 90s. The first major round of admission offers to Ontario applicants is in February. Admission averages are calculated using a minimum 3.0 first-semester Grade 12 4U or 4M finals, with registration in 3.0 additional 4U or 4M credits, including prerequisites. If you are in a non-semester school, we will use 6.0 mid-term grades at the Grade 12 4U or 4M level, including prerequisites. The final round of admission offers happens in May. If you do not receive an offer in February, or if you are still in studies and received an alternate program offer, we will automatically reassess you for eligibility for your preferred program in May. We will continue to make offers based on final grades, as well as summer school grades provided space in programs is available.
You can expect to receive an offer of admission to only 1 program. Your highest choice listed for Brock is considered first when more than 1 Brock program is indicated on your application. If you are not eligible for the first choice, consideration will be given to subsequent choices in the order of preference you indicated. If you apply to only 1 Brock program and do not qualify, in most cases, consideration will be given for an alternative and related program. In most cases if you apply for, but are not admitted to, a co-op program, you will automatically be considered for the regular, non co-op program.
You can expect to receive an offer of admission to only 1 Brock program. When more than 1 Brock program is indicated on the application, the highest choice listed for Brock will be considered first. If you are not eligible for the first choice, we will consider your subsequent choices in the order of preference you have indicated. If you apply to only one Brock program and do not qualify, in most cases consideration will be given for an alternative and related program. If you apply for, but are not admitted to, a co-op program, you will be considered automatically for the regular non-co-op program (if you have not included a second choice on the application).