Arts & Science (Co-op Available)
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 whose intellectual curiosity is fueled by both the sciences and the arts equally, you will be drawn to Trent’s unique B.A.S. degree program by the chance to blend creativity, scientific analysis and opportunities to discover new knowledge along the intersections of disciplines.
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.
- B.A.S. Co-op (Peterborough Only)
- Explore your strengths and career interests, and graduate with 12 months of work experience (and income) through the new four-year B.A.S. co-op option, giving you the competitive edge for future career success
- Get hands-on in labs and think critically as you cross disciplinary boundaries pursuing your passion for both arts and science
- 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
- Choose a single or double major and up to two minors to create a program and set of experiences as unique as you are – a bonus for any résumé!
"The arts and science program is very unique because we can have a balance of both arts and science, it's the best of both worlds."
Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers conduct research, prepare reports, provide consultation and advice and administer programs in a variety of areas related to the natural and applied sciences. They are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments, computer and office furniture manufacturers, educational institutions, research organizations, consulting firms, environmental and conservation organizations, or they may be self-employed.
- Scientific Journalist
- Public Policy Analyst
- Civil Servant
- Business Consultant
- Medical Expert
- Human Anatomy
- Documentary Film
- Science Fiction
- Game Studies
- Truth, Lies & Storytelling
- Biomedical Ethics
- Sociology of Health & Illness
- The Writing Life
- Speculative Fiction & Literature
- Critical World Building
- Workshop: Ecological Art
Ontario Secondary School Requirements:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
- A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
- 75% overall average
- ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
- A minimum 80% overall final average
- ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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