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Interdisciplinary Arts & Science

If high achievement and diverse academic pursuits are in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. Blend your interests – drama with biomedical sciences or biochemistry with music. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students can pursue diverse career opportunities or go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy


Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science). Available major and minor concentrations: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director

Choose a major concentration in either the Sciences or Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, then choose a minor in the one of the disciplines in the other faculty. This option allows for the greatest flexibility as student have up to 7 additional courses they can take in any field of study.

For students wanting in-depth study in two fields, this option allows you to take a major concentration in a Science discipline and a major concentration from the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences faculty.

Choose a major concentration in either the Sciences or Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, then choose two minors in the any of the disciplines in the other faculty.

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U and two of Biology/SBI4U, Physics/SPH4U, or Chemistry/SCH4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 80%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 85%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • Integrate and utilize the concepts and techniques acquired
  • Design and implement an inter-disciplinary research strategy
  • Apply both theoretical and applied knowledge to a research problem
  • Gather, analyze and synthesize information
  • Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems
  • Analyze data and present the interpretation to others
  • Interact with others in a responsible and appropriate manne
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form with peers and mentors
  • Interact with others to solve practical problems
  • Understand the role of science in society

95.7%


Employment Rate of Graduates

2 years following degree completion (OUGS Social Sciences, 2017)

"I was a member of the inaugural class of the Bachelor of Arts and Science (BAS) program, graduating in 2007 with a major in biochemistry and a minor in history. My four years in BAS were extremely rewarding. I appreciated the opportunity to study a broad range of subjects alongside a small group of bright, motivated, and friendly colleagues. I was initially drawn to the prospect of keeping my options open for the future and ultimately discovered that BAS opened more doors than I previously thought possible.

In 2010, I earned a Master of Arts (MA) degree in history from the University of Windsor. Subsequently, I attended medical school at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine. After receiving my doctor of medicine (MD) degree in 2014, I completed my family practice residency in 2016. Since then, I have been working in Windsor as a family physician. I also participate in small group teaching at the Windsor campus of Schulich, where I hold an adjunct faculty position.

The lessons I learned in BAS have served me well since graduation. With its commitment to developing analytical reasoning and communication skills in a diverse array of disciplines, the program prepared me to approach complex issues in the classroom and clinic from a variety of perspectives.”

Steve Malone MD

Career Tracks* & Graduate Studies Paths


  • Biomedical Researcher
  • Communications specialist
  • Conservator/restorer
  • Consultant
  • Doctor
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Gerontologist
  • Health educator
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Mediator
  • Operations director
  • Policy analyst
  • Project manager
  • Psychologist
  • Public official
  • Rehabilitation counsellor
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Teacher
  • University professor
  • Veterinarian
  • Business School
  • Graduate studies in Arts
  • Graduate studies in Sciences
  • Graduate studies in Social Sciences
  • Law School
  • Medical School
  • Pharmacy School

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia: Advanced research and teaching
  • Business: Research and analysis, human resources, project management
  • Education: Advising, counselling, corporate training
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Healthcare: Administration, counselling, healthcare professions
  • Law and law enforcement
  • Medicine and dentistry
  • Psychology practice: Private, healthcare, corrections
  • Veterinary science

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HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)