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Degree Options & Requirements

Our program is an ideal foundation for work in many different areas. Qualified bilingual graduates are in demand in fields such as national and international law, foreign service, business and finance, arts & media, social services, medicine, education and hospitality, international development, journalism, the arts, publishing.

Portuguese is also an ideal match with other programs. As a BA or a minor, Portuguese will enhance your York University education. Although it is a natural match with Humanities and Social Science programs like Latin American Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, History and Communications, Portuguese may also inform programs in the natural and physical sciences such as Kinesiology and Biology.

Not sure which courses you need to enrol in to complete the requirements for your degree? The checklists below are intended as guides to help you select which courses you need to take.


Choose the checklist for the year you began your study, as they are updated often. These checklists do not provide official confirmation of your eligibility to graduate. To find out which courses you have already completed toward your degree, use the Degree Progress Report. For more help, contact your academic advisor.

Bachelor's (BA)

Students must pass at least 90 credits that meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 4.00.


Honours Minor BA

The Honours Minor BA program may be combined with any approved Honours BA program that offers a major/minor option in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, the Faculty of Health, the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, the Faculty of Science, the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, or the Lassonde School of Engineering. For further details on requirements, refer to the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.

Note: in a major/minor program, a course may count only once toward major credit or minor credit.