Welcome to the Arts and Science Honours Academy
Do you have high academic standing? A record of leadership or involvement in your school or community? This unique experience might be for you!
ASHA 222 - Ways of Making and Knowing
Everything you need to know about the ASHA program
Is ASHA a minor?
No. ASHA is a milestone, which appears on your transcript, but not on your degree parchment.
What is a milestone, and why isn’t ASHA a minor?
A milestone appears on your transcript, but not on your degree parchment. The reason ASHA can’t be a minor is because it is not strictly course based: in order to qualify as a minor, 30 units must be taken. ASHA only offers 15 units total. However it is still an achievement and milestone because of the other requirements: off-campus experiential learning activity, the honours designation, and the GPA requirements.
If I get accepted to ASHA, am I automatically accepted to Honours?
No. You must apply for Honours through your home faculty and under your specific program requirements.
My program of study does not offer an Honours degree. Can I still complete ASHA?
Yes. You will be required to complete a significant independent research course in your field of study in lieu of an Honours thesis. You must meet the Honours GPA requirement: 3.3 GPA over the final 90 units and over all courses completed in your major field.
Where can I get information about honours?
Visit an arts or science advisor, and read the calendar.
What is an Off-Campus Experiential Learning Activity?
This activity can be a work, volunteer, study, or community experience -- undertaken in Calgary, elsewhere in Canada, or abroad. The length of the activity is flexible but it must be an immersive experience and a departure from one's regular course of studies.
What is SASHA?
SASHA is a Students' Union sanctioned club that provides students with support, mentorship, and social activities to provide a sense of community throughout the different cohorts.
What is a cohort and why does it matter?
A cohort is the group of students that were admitted to the program at the same time, and will move through the trajectory of the program together. This is important because in-class discussions gain a lot when students already know each other and are comfortable; also, it is an excellent chance to meet lifelong friends.