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Program Spotlight: Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 16:14

Choosing what to study at university can be tough – especially when you excel in both the Arts and the Sciences. Luckily at U of G, you don’t have to choose between the two! Our unique interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BAS) program allows you to study the world through both perspectives.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. You’ll select 2 unique minors

As a BAS student you will select 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 and use electives to figure out where your passions lie. Checkout our list of minors to see your options.

2. You’ll integrate your minors in core ASCI courses

You will take ASCI (Arts and Science) courses throughout all four years of study to help build your confidence as a speaker, researcher and writer. You’ll study how the Arts and Sciences intersect in society and look at case studies to learn about past and current global issues.

3. Endless Career Options

With the seemingly endless combinations of minors you truly have the freedom to explore your personal interests and find your perfect niche.

Examples of minor combinations and career choices:

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

4. Be prepared for post-graduate studies

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

5. Learn through experience

In upper years you’ll have the chance to participate in a community project with options ranging from critically analyzing a case study to completing a volunteer placement locally or abroad!

In fourth year, you can also participate in seminar courses exploring topics like Science and Gender, Evolution and Darwinism, Literature and Science and Scientific Racism.

If you’re looking for an interdisciplinary program that gives you the freedom to explore your personal interests, discover your strengths and address complex social issues, look no further than Arts and Sciences at the University of Guelph. Visit the program page for more information and join in one of our chats to ask any questions you might have.

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