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Fact Fridays – Episode 3: Improve Society with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:36

Choosing what to study in university can be tough, especially if you excel in both the Arts and the Sciences. We got your back at the University of Guelph. We offer a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree program so you don’t have to choose!

Here’s what you need to know:

Fact 1: You’ll Select 2 Unique Minors

BAS students will chose two minors, one in the sciences and another in either the arts or social sciences. These don’t need to be declared until your second semester, so take your time to figure out where your passions lie. Checkout our list of minors to see your options.

Fact 2: Integrate Your Minors with ASCI courses

ASCI (Arts and Science) courses are taken throughout all four years of the program to help students build confidence in their research and writing skills. You’ll study how the Arts and Sciences intersect in society and look at case studies to learn about past and current global issues.

Fact 3: Design Your Own Course

Dreaming of designing a course of your own? BAS students will do just that during their Independent Study course.

You’ll work with a faculty advisor and determine the required coursework, test weightings, assignment due dates and you can even add volunteer or research requirements into the mix!

Fact 4: Endless Career Options

With the multitude of minor combinations, you really can find your perfect niche. For example:

  • Computing + Psychology = A career in Gaming Research
  • Biochemistry + Criminal Justice and Public Policy = A career in Forensic Science
  • Physics + Theater Studies = A career in Theatre Lighting and Sound Technology

Many of our BAS grads also go on to a variety of post-graduate studies including medical school, veterinary school and teacher’s college to name a few. The flexibility in BAS allows students to complete the specific subject requirements for professional school without having to enroll in additional semesters.

If you’re looking for an interdisciplinary program, look no further than Arts and Sciences at the University of Guelph, Future Gryphons!

Come check out our science facilities this Sunday for Science and Engineering Sunday and see if you can picture yourself at the U of G!

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