Arts and Science
As the only college in Canada to offer courses in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and fine arts, our students enjoy unparalleled academic options. Our focus on unique, modern and interdisciplinary programming allows students to gain an in-depth perspective of their world, on their terms. With more than 60 majors to choose from, the College of Arts and Science will take you places.
From study abroad adventures and research-intensive field schools to professional accreditations and rewarding careers, you can get there from here.
Our courses in the Fine Arts prepare students for a range of rewarding and creative careers. Music students can supplement their education with membership in ensembles and touring groups, such as the nationally acclaimed Greystone Singers. Drama students learn to design stage sets and costumes, and combine many performance opportunities with theoretical instruction and writing workshops. Those majoring in Art & Art History can specialize in one of several areas of study, each of which gives students a genuine idea of what an artist is and does. If you envision a career in music, drama or art, we can help you make it happen.
Fine Arts Majors
The Humanities include several disciplines that focus on culture and the human condition. Our courses in language, history, philosophy and religion help students improve their writing and analytical skills, and encourage them to examine the forces behind an array of events and issues—both past and present. In today’s increasingly globalized workforce, employers are looking for individuals able to think critically and adapt to changing environments. We prepare students to do precisely that.
The Social Sciences examine how societies function. If you’re interested in sustainability, curious about human behavior, intrigued by the structure of cities or want to analyze systems of government, our courses in the Social Sciences are an excellent place to start. In addition to quality classroom instruction, our students can also take advantage of many research and study abroad opportunities…all of which will give you a leg up on the competition when it comes time to enter the workforce or move on to graduate studies.
Social Sciences Majors
Involving students in hands-on research is one of our College’s main objectives, and science majors benefit from many of these opportunities. Our students receive significant instruction in state-of-the-art labs and other innovative facilities, such as the Canadian Light Source—Canada’s only synchrotron—and the new Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO). Our grads have gone on to become everything from doctors and marine biologists to Hollywood animators and CEOs of research organizations. Whatever you aspire to achieve in the vast realm of science, we will help you get there.
The Bachelor of Arts & Science (B.A.Sc) degrees are distinct degree combining the Science disciplines with studies in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and/or Fine Arts. These unique and highly completive interdisciplinary programs are focused in areas of high demand and allow students to make connections needed to succeed in these areas. These program are truly inter- and multi-disciplinary.