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The programs for the Bachelor of Arts and Science degree are jointly offered through the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science. They are intended for students who have a deep and clearly-defined interest in studies that are rooted both in Arts and in Science.

All these programs carry roughly equal weight in courses in Arts and in Science and students in the BA&Sc must therefore commit themselves to this duality. Consequently, this degree is definitely not recommended for students who are undecided and who may later want to choose either an Arts discipline or a Science discipline.

The breadth that is characteristic of the BA&Sc programs necessarily comes at the expense of depth in the Arts and the Science components viewed separately.

Undergraduate programs of study

There are four types of programs within the BA&Sc:

The Multi-Track programs combine a Major Concentration in an Arts discipline with a Major Concentration in a Science discipline.

The Interfaculty programs are interdisciplinary in nature. There are currently three such programs: Environment, Cognitive Science, and Sustainability, Science and Society. In order to maintain a balance of Arts and Science in the program, at least 21 credits must be from each of Arts and Science.

The Joint Honours programs are similar to the multi-track programs except that students complete two Honours components, one in Arts and one in Science. The only Science Joint Honours Components are in Mathematics and Psychology, but there are many Arts Joint Honours Components to choose from.

There are three Honours programs in: Environment, Cognitive Science and Sustainability, Science and Society.

 

B.A.&Sc: Interfaculty Programs

Academic UnitProgram 
+ Environment  
- Environment Honours Interfaculty Program
+ Geography  
– Sustainability, Science and Society Honours Interfaculty Program
+ Psychology  
– Cognitive Science Honours Interfaculty Program

B.A.&Sc: Programs from the Faculty of Arts

+ Anthropology   
- Anthropology Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
+ Art History   
- Art History Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
- Communications Studies   Minor Concentration  
+ Arts   
- African Studies Major Concentration Minor Concentration  
- Canadian Ethnic and Racial Studies   Minor Concentration  
- Catholic Studies   Minor Concentration  
- History and Philosophy of Science   Minor Concentration  
- International Development Studies Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
- Latin American Studies Major Concentration    
- Middle East Languages   Minor Concentration  
- Middle East Studies Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
- North American Studies Major Concentration Minor Concentration  
- Philosophy and Western Religions Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
- Quebec Studies / Études sur le Québec Major Concentration Minor Concentration  
- Sexual Diversity Studies   Minor Concentration  
- Women's Studies Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
+ East Asian Studies   
- East Asian Studies Major Concentration   Joint Honours Component
- East Asian Cultural Studies   Minor Concentration  
- East Asian Language and Literature   Minor Concentration  
- Supplementary East Asian Language   Minor Concentration Supplementary  
+ Economics   
- Economics Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
+ English   
- English - Cultural Studies Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
- English - Drama and Theatre Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
- English - Literature Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
+ French Language & Literature   
- Langue et littérature françaises - Critique littéraire   Concentration mineure  
- Langue et littérature françaises - Études et pratiques littéraires Concentration majeure Concentration mineure Double Spécialisation
- Langue et littérature françaises - Langue française   Concentration mineure  
- Langue et littérature françaises - Langue française et traduction   Concentration mineure  
- Langue et littérature françaises - Traduction Concentration majeure Concentration mineure Double Spécialisation
+ Geography   
- Geography Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
- Geography - Urban Systems Major Concentration Minor Concentration  
+ German Studies   
- Contemporary German Studies Major Concentration    
- German Language   Minor Concentration  
- German Literature   Minor Concentration  
- German Studies     Joint Honours Component
- German Studies - Language and Literature Major Concentration    
- German Studies - Literature and Culture Major Concentration    
- German Literature and Culture in Translation   Minor Concentration  
+ Hispanic Studies   
- Hispanic Studies     Joint Honours Component
- Hispanic Studies - Languages Major Concentration    
- Hispanic Studies - Literature and Culture Major Concentration Minor Concentration  
- Hispanic Languages   Minor Concentration  
+ History   
- Classics Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
- History Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
+ Institute for the Study of Canada   
- Canadian Studies Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
+ Islamic Studies   
- Islamic Studies   Minor Concentration  
+ Italian Studies   
- Italian Studies Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
+ Jewish Studies   
- Jewish Law   Minor Concentration  
- Jewish Studies Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
+ Linguistics   
- Linguistics Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
+ Philosophy   
- Philosophy Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
+ Political Science   
- Comparative Politics   Minor Concentration  
- International Relations   Minor Concentration  
- Political Economy   Minor Concentration  
- Political Science Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
- Political Science: Canada/Québec   Minor Concentration  
- Political Theory   Minor Concentration  
- Politics, Law and Society   Minor Concentration  
- South Asia   Minor Concentration  
+ Religious Studies   
- Religious Studies - Asian Religions     Joint Honours Component
- Religious Studies - Western Religions     Joint Honours Component
- Scriptural Languages   Minor Concentration  
- Scriptures and Interpretations Major Concentration    
- World Religions Major Concentration Minor Concentration  
+ Russian & Slavic Studies   
- Russian Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
- Russian Culture   Minor Concentration  
+ Social Studies of Medicine   
- Social Studies of Medicine   Minor Concentration  
+ Sociology   
- Sociology Major Concentration Minor Concentration

Joint Honours Component

B.A.&Sc: Programs from the Faculty of Science

Academic UnitProgram  
+ Atmospheric Sciences   
– Atmospheric Sciences   Minor Concentration  
+ Biology   
– Cell / Molecular Major Concentration Minor Concentration  
– Organismal Major Concentration Minor Concentration  
+ Chemistry   
– Chemistry Major Concentration Minor Concentration  
+ Computer Science   
- Computer Science Major Concentration Minor Concentration  
- Software Engineering Major Concentration    
+ Earth & Planetary Sciences   
– Geology   Minor Concentration  
+ Environment, School of   
- Environment   Minor Concentration  
+ Geography   
– Geography   Minor Concentration  
– Geographic Information Systems   Minor Concentration  
– Physical Geography Major Concentration    
+ Mathematics and Statistics   
– Mathematics Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
– Statistics   Minor Concentration  
+ Physics   
– Physics Major Concentration Minor Concentration  
+ Psychology   
– Psychology Major Concentration Minor Concentration Joint Honours Component
+ Science   
– Interdisciplinary Life Sciences   Minor Concentration  

Enrolment - Fall 2013

UNDERGRADUATES620
Canadian 466
International 154
Male 199
Female

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