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Programs of Study

What is a Program of Study?

Daniels Faculty undergraduate students are required to complete an appropriate combination of programs of study to graduate. A program of study - or subject POSt - is a grouping of courses in a particular subject area, identified as either a Specialist program, a Major program, or a Minor program.

Generally:

  • Specialist = 9.0 to 14.0 FCE
  • Major = 6.0 to 8.0 FCE
  • Minor = 4.0 FCE

An appropriate minimum combination of subject POSts is required to enrol in courses and complete your Honours Bachelor of Arts degree. A maximum of three subject POSts can be active on your ACORN account, and if you are enrolled at this limit, one of your subject POSts must be a minor program of study.

Daniels Programs of Study

Each program of study has a distinct code for enrolment; all Daniels Faculty codes begin with AH. Daniels Faculty Programs (AH codes) are open only to Daniels Faculty students. The Daniels Faculty currently offers the following programs of study:

Architectural Studies POSts

All students beginning their studies after 2016 in the Architectural Studies program are automatically enrolled in the AHSPE1000 Specialist in Architectural Studies: Comprehensive Stream prior to course enrolment. After their second year of study, with the completion of the required 8.0 FCE, students who wish to pursue one of the directed Specialist streams (AHSPE1001 Design of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism; AHSPE1002 History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism; or AHSPE1003 Technology of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism) and meet the specified admission requirements are able to request admission by application. Meeting the admission requirements for these streams does not guarantee entry.

  • (AHSPE1000) Specialist in Architectural Studies: Comprehensive Stream

  • (AHSPE1001) Specialist in Architectural Studies: Design of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream

  • (AHSPE1002) Specialist in Architectural Studies: History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream

  • (AHSPE1003) Specialist in Architectural Studies: Technology of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream

  • ​(AHMAJ1000) Major in Architectural Studies *open only to Visual Studies students

Visual Studies POSts

All students beginning their studies in the Visual Studies program are automatically enrolled in the AHMAJ2000 Major in Visual Studies prior to course enrolment. After their first year of study, with the complettion of 4.0 FCE, students who wish to pursue one of the directed Specialist streams (AHSPE2001 Specialist in Visual Studies: Studio Stream, AHSPE2002 Specialist in Visual Studies: Critical Practices Stream) are able to request admission. Students who choose to continue with the Major in Visual Studies after their first year of study rather than requesting one of the Specialist streams must also pursue one of the following: the Major in Architectural Studies (listed in the Architectural Studies section of this calendar), a Major in another subject area, or two Minors in other subject areas within the Daniels Faculty or selected departments within the Faculty of Arts & Science. Students in the Visual Studies program are not eligible to pursue a Specialist in Architectural Studies

  • (AHSPE2001) Specialist in Visual Studies: Studio Stream

  • (AHSPE2002) Specialist in Visual Studies: Critical Practices Stream

  • ​(AHMAJ2000) Major in Visual Studies

  • (AHMIN0660) ​Minor in Visual Studies *open only to Architectural Studies students

Information about specific program requirements and descriptions of Daniels Faculty programs of study can be found in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar

The Visual Studies Minor AHMIN0660 is only open to students in the Honours Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies; students in the Honours Bachelor of Arts, Visual Studies must complete either a Visual Studies Specialist or a Visual Studies Major.

The program code ASMIN0660 is a Visual Studies Minor program offered by the Faculty of Arts & Science and is available only to students outside of the Faculty. If you are a Faculty of Arts & Science student who is interested in pursuing the Visual Studies Minor, please see the Faculty of Arts & Sciences Academic Calendar for details. The program codes ASSPE0660 and ASMAJ0660 are no longer available.

Arts & Science Programs of Study

As soon as you complete 4.0 FCE, you are eligible to enrol/request a program of study offered through the Faculty of Arts & Science. You are able to combine your required Daniels Subject Program with many programs of study offered through the Faculty of Arts & Science, with some exceptions such as Rotman Commerce programs, the Specialist and Major programs in Computer Science, and others.

All Faculty of Arts & Science Program of Study codes begin with AS. Information about Faculty of Arts & Science programs of study, deadline dates, and enrolment information can be found on the Faculty of Arts and Science Academics & Registration webpage.

Requesting Daniels Programs of Study

There is a single request period for Daniels Faculty students requesting enrolment into available programs of study offered through the Daniels Faculty. There are 3 steps to enrolling in these programs:

  1. Submit a request on ACORN by May 12th, 2019. *

  2. Check the results of your request on ACORN on July 2nd, 2019.

  3. Accept the invitation by July 18th, 2019, or before course enrolment.

Late requests will not be accepted. If you miss the deadlines specified above, there is no second period to request a Daniels Faculty program of study for that academic session.

* Eligible Architectural Studies students enrolled in AHSPE1000 interested in applying for the AHSPE1001, AHSPE1002, and AHSPE1003 specialist programs are required to follow the dates for requesting programs of study listed above. Additionally, a supplementary application must be completed and submitted electronically by May 12th, 2019. Late applications will not be considered.

Click here for information about Architectural Studies Specialist Program Applications.

For Arts and Science programs of study deadlines and requirements, please see the Faculty of Arts & Science Academics and Registration page.

How to Enrol

Step 1: Submit a request on ACORN

Log on to ACORN and select "Programs" from the "Enrol & Manage" menu. In the "Add a Program" box, enter the code or name of the program you want to enrol in. A suggested list of programs will appear as you start typing. Double check that you're selecting the right program - remember that programs from all divisions (not only the Daniels Faculty and Arts & Science) will appear on this list based on the search criteria. Daniels Faculty program codes begin with AH and Faculty of Arts & Science program codes begin with AS.

A pop-up box will appear after you select the program; click the "Request to Enrol" button. If your request has been submitted, ACORN will display the message: "You have requested enrolment in the program [program code] [program name]". The program will appear under the "Requested" heading.

You can add requests for as many programs as you wish, but remember—if you are invited to all of them, you can enrol in no more than three, of which only two can be Majors and/or Specialists – and you must ensure that you are enrolled in the Daniels program required by your degree. You should only request Faculty of Arts & Science programs for which you meet the admission requirements (as listed in the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar).

Step 2: Check results of your requests

Beginning July 2nd, 2019, return to ACORN and select "Programs" from the "Enrol & Manage" menu. If your request is successful and you have been admitted, the Daniels Faculty program of study will appear under the "Invited" heading.

If your request is not successful, the program will appear under the "Refused" heading. If a decision has not been made, the program will remain under "Requested". If you have questions regarding the refusal or lack of decision concerning a Daniels Faculty program of study, contact the Office of the Registrar and Student Services. For programs of study outside of the Daniels Faculty, please contact the department/sponsor of the program for Faculty of Arts & Science programs.

Step 3: Accept invitation to program

If you have been given an "invitation" to enrol in the Daniels Faculty program, it will appear under the "Invited" heading. You must accept your invitation no later than July 18th, or your invitation will be recinded.

To accept the invitation to enrol, click the "Accept" button. A pop-up box will appear; confirm your acceptance by clicking the "Accept" button once more. If the acceptance is successful, ACORN will display the message: "You have accepted the invitation and enrolled in program [program code] [program name]". The program will appear under the "Currently Enrolled" heading. Your enrolment in a Daniels Faculty program is now complete.

To decline the invitation to enrol, click the gear icon next to the "Accept" button and select "Remove program". You must ensure that you are enrolled in the Daniels Faculty programs of study required by your degree.

If you do not accept your program of study, you may not be able to enrol in program-specific courses during the priority enrolment period.

Deleting Programs of Study

If you would like to delete a Daniels Faculty program, you may do so on ACORN by clicking the gear icon in the top right corner of each program listing. You may deleted programs of study throughout the enrolment period.

To delete programs of study outside of these dates, contact the Office of the Registrar and Student Services. Remember you must enrol in the minimum appropriate combination of programs for your degree or you will be prevented from enrolling in courses on ACORN. For information on deleting programs of study offered through the Faculty of Arts & Science, please visit their website.

Changing Programs of Study

Daniels students who wish to change between the Honours Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies and the Honours Bachelor of Arts, Visual Studies degree programs are required to apply for an Internal Undergraduate Degree Transfer. The deadline for submitting this form is April 30th, 2019.

Students enrolled in AHMAJ2020 or AHMAJ2390 who are requesting enrolment into the AHSPE1000 Comprehensive Studies stream are required to apply for an Internal Undergraduate Curriculum Transfer. The deadline for submitting this form is April 30th, 2019.