Honours Degree


Honours FAQ (PDF)

The Honours BA offers students the opportunity for intensive study of theories and methods in the interdisciplinary field of Rhetoric and Communications. This program is designed to prepare qualified students for graduate study and to provide understanding of, and qualification in the fields of Rhetoric and Communications for employment opportunities. Students with an Honours BA in Rhetoric and Communications can enter graduate studies in such fields as Communications, Composition, Media Studies, and Rhetoric. They are also well prepared for public- and private-sector careers that depend on advanced analytical and communicative skills.


Minimum 30 credit hours completed

Entry, continuing and graduation minimum GPA is 3.0 (B) in Honours Subject courses and 2.5 (C+) in Non-Honours Subject courses. The minimum 3.0 GPA (B) will be based on all attempts (including course repeats and failures) in Honours Subject courses. The minimum 2.5 GPA (C+) in all Non-Honours Subject courses will be calculated as for the general degree (i.e. Fs are not included, and in the case of repeated courses, only the highest grade will be used).

Students must consult with an advisor from the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications or the Department Chair in planning their studies.


Academic Calendar


  • Advising Record for Honours Degree in Rhetoric, Writing and Communications (PDF)
  • Rhetoric BA Honours* (PDF)
  • RHET-4900(3) Honours Thesis Application Form (PDF)
  • Honours FAQ (PDF)

* This new BA Honours form—fillable—combines two forms previously used into one single form, and is for students to use when enrolling in the BA Honours program, as well as for students who are interested in taking Honours courses without applying for enrolment in the Honours program.

Updated: June 21 2022