Common terms

Undergraduate Degree: A term used to describe an academic degree taken by a person who has completed undergraduate courses. An undergraduate degree is usually offered at an institution of higher education such as a university.  

Bachelors Degree: An academic degree awarded for the completion of undergraduate courses. 

Masters Degree: An academic degree awarded to students who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.  

Major: A concentration of courses in one discipline. The majority of courses in your final two years of study will likely be in this area. 

Double Major: A concentration of courses in two disciplines. The majority of courses in your final two years of study will likely be in these areas. 

Minor: A small concentration of courses in one discipline that typically complements your major. 

Honours: An intense concentration of courses in a particular discipline. This is a great way to prepare you for graduate studies. It typically involves independent research and seminar presentations. 

Certificate: Multiple courses relating to a common theme that can be taken as a standalone program or as part of your bachelor degree program.