1. Academic Achievement: Excellence in a degree program from the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science demonstrated by either:
(a) Successful completion of a BA or BSc with Honours, or
(b) Completion with distinction of a BA or BSc with a Major Field and a significant independent research course.
2. Second Language: At least one full-course equivalent in a (single) language other than English. The language requirement may be fulfilled during the international experience.
3. International Experience: While students are strongly encouraged to go abroad for a full academic year, they must participate in an approved study abroad or work abroad program of a duration of a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks. In exceptional cases, other arrangements may be considered. Students must submit a travel proposal appropriate for their program to the program director at the end of their second year.
4. Arts and Science Honours Academy Core Courses: 3.0 full-course equivalents taken through the ASHA program as follows:
(a) Arts and Science Honours Academy 220 Quests and Questions (full course)
(b) Arts and Science Honours Academy 321 Problems in Representation (half course)
(c) Arts and Science Honours Academy 421 Invention (half course)
(d) Arts and Science Honours Academy 501 The Nature of Research (half course)
(e) Arts and Science Honours Academy 503 Capstone Seminar (half course)
Note: These courses may be used to satisfy the breadth requirements of courses outside the Home Faculty.