The primary objective of every honours program is to develop knowledge, appreciation and skills in the student's chosen honours subject(s), while at the same time fostering a perspective on the relation of the honours subject(s) to other disciplines. Honours programs require a minimum of 20.0 credits, and are normally completed over a four-year period.
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) programs emphasize the interrelationships among the sciences, in addition to the intensive study of one or more specific subjects in this area. Honours BSc programs are available in biochemistry and biotechnology, biology, chemistry, computer science, computing and computer electronics, financial mathematics, health sciences, kinesiology and physical education, mathematics, photonics, physics and psychology.
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) programs provide concentration in subjects in the social and natural sciences, as well as opportunities for students to become aware of the relation of their honours subject(s) to other disciplines in the sciences, humanities, social sciences and elsewhere. Honours BA programs are available in biology, computer science, financial mathematics, kinesiology and physical education, mathematics and psychology.