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Degree Breadth Elective Info

Registration for degree programs will take place on Monday, November 20th. Check the chart in Step One for your specific registration time. ​

​The following details are extremely important for your registration:​

Upper Level Course Registration

​When your degree registration window opens, please be aware that the upper-level breadth elective courses will be restricted to students who are enrolled in semester 5 through 8 of their degree program. ​​You can identify lower and upper-level electives through your Academic Progress on MyHumber by clicking on DEGE. Typically, upper-level courses have codes in the 3000s and 4000s (e.g. HIST 3300, SOCI 3000, SCIE 3200).​

These restrictions ensure that upper-level electives are available to students in the upper semesters of their program. The restrictions will remain in place until Monday, December 4th, when registration in all breadth electives will open.​

Degree Breadth Elective Requirements

​As part of your degree program, you are required to complete breadth elective course requirements to be eligible to graduate as indicated on your Academic Progress on MyHumber.

Breadth courses are divided into three categories:​

  1. Society, Culture & Commerce​: This category includes the social sciences, and commerce. Courses in this category examine: i) human society and social relationships, including anthropology, political science, psychology, sociology, education, communication, and law; and ii) the exchange of goods and services between nations or people, including business studies, and economics.
  2. Science & Technology​: This category includes the natural sciences, the formal sciences, and technology. Courses in this category examine: i) the objects, phenomena, or laws of nature and the physical world, including biology, chemistry, and physics; ii) formal systems, including logic, mathematics, and statistics; and iii) the application of science to industry or commerce, including computer science and engineering.
  3. Arts & Humanities​​: This category includes the humanities and the fine arts. Courses in this category examine: i) the human experience or condition, including languages, literature, history, philosophy, and religion; and ii) the fine arts, including music, art, dance, and drama.

Breadth Course Levels

Lower Level Breadth: Courses typically introduce an area of study outside of a student’s core field.
Upper Level Breadth: Courses typically provide more than introductory knowledge to an area of study outside of a student’s core field.

Students must take a minimum number of lower-level courses in two of the three categories and a minimum number of upper-level courses in two of the three categories. These requirements are outlined at the bottom of your Academic Progress on MyHumber.​

It is strongly recommended that students take a lower-level course in a breadth category prior to taking an upper-level course in the same breadth category.​