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Arts & Science (B.A.S.)

Enjoy more variety of choices than almost any other B.A.S. degree program in Canada. Create the program of your dreams, choosing a single or double major and up to two minors.

Leonardo da Vinci in his infinite wisdom once said: “To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” More than 500 years later, the words of this Renaissance artist and scientist still ring true. Knowledge in both arts and sciences is key to understanding and embracing the challenges and complicated issues of today’s ever-changing world. As a top student who’s fascinated by both science and the arts equally, Trent’s unique B.A.S. degree program gives you the rare chance to enjoy the best of both worlds.

The Freedom & Flexibility to Forge Your Own Path

This broad yet focused degree enables you to explore a variety of scientific, social, and humanist perspectives, applying them to a range of diverse issues such as healthcare, climate change, human rights, and law. B.A.S. graduates are uniquely qualified for further studies at medical or professional schools, post-graduate study and research, or specialized careers in interdisciplinary and growing fields such as scientific journalism. Challenge yourself through the examination of multiple topics in the arts and sciences, exploring how these diverse subjects intersect in interesting and exciting ways. 

Resumé Boosters

  • Develop a broad knowledge-base and skill set that is highly adaptable to any career path you choose
  • Gain professional experience performing and presenting independent research for the Arts and Science Colloquium
  • Take advantage of several internship opportunities within one or more of your chosen majors
  • Participate in a community-based research project with guidance from faculty members in a variety of disciplines

Career Paths

  • Doctor
  • Journalist
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Filmmaker
  • Civil Servant
  • Business Consultant
  • Publisher
  • Politician
  • Medical Expert
  • Lawyer

Popular Courses

  • Human Anatomy
  • Documentary Film
  • Science Fiction
  • Game Studies
  • Truth, Lies & Storytelling
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Sociology of Health & Illness
  • The Writing Life