Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Improve society.

Study the arts and the sciences —at the same time! You’ll specialize in one science and one arts subject, allowing you to become confident in both areas of study. Your core arts and science courses (ASCI), teach you to connect both disciplines to take on complex societal issues and mobilize your knowledge.

The BAS degree empowers you to succeed in your chosen career. Graduates have become doctors, lawyers, environmentalists, therapists, veterinarians, and have also entered graduate programs in arts or science.

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ASCI Courses

The core courses in the BAS program are called ASCI (Arts and Sciences) Courses. With them you will build your confidence as a speaker, writer and researcher, and you will learn to integrate material across disciplines. 

Sample Minor Combinations and Future Career Choices:

With... You could pursue a career in...
chemistry + art history art restoration
computing + psychology user experience design
ecology + international development studies environmental policy analysis
biochemistry + criminal justice and public policy forensic science
physics + theatre studies theatre lighting and sound technology 

Participate in unique courses that investigate how cultural, social and scientific endeavours confront world issues. Critically analyze historical and current case studies to complete volunteer placements at local agencies.

Previous third-year community projects include:

  • Exploring the issues experienced by children who are homeless, and the supports offered by non-government organizations while on an exchange in Delhi, India;
  • Tutoring and volunteering at Give Yourself Credit, which provides vulnerable youth, aged 16-21, the opportunity to obtain high school credits in a community setting;
  • Volunteering with 10 Carden, a living lab for social change, developing communication skills, networking, and understanding the role of creativity in a robust culture;
  • Volunteering with the largest municipal tree planting program in North America, the Green Legacy Nursery, to understand the enormous social, environmental, and economic contribution of trees.

Some of the unique fourth-year seminars include:

  • Science and Gender
  • Evolution and Darwinism
  • Bacteria and Infections Through the Ages
  • Scientific Racism
  • Literature and Science

Sample First Year Courses*

  • Society and Inquiry I
  • Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Chinese
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Biology: Discovering Biodiversity
  • Introduction to Theatre Studies

*Your first year courses will depend on the two minors you select. This sample is based on a student selecting a science minor in biology (i.e. zoology, genetics, nutrition, etc.) and exploring options in the arts and social sciences.

You do not need to know what you want to specialize in right away. Use your first year to explore options!

Estimated Cutoff Range


Note: Estimated cutoff ranges are based on the admission averages from previous years and are provided solely as a point of reference. Exact cutoffs for the current cycle will be determined by the quantity and quality of applications received and the number of spaces available in the program. 

Our grads have worked as:

  • Dentist
  • Medical doctor
  • Director of Project Favela (Brazilian NGO)
  • History of Medicine professor
  • Environmental Lawyer


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