Most Arts undergraduate students select a Major in a particular subject or a combination of two Majors or of a Major and a Minor in two different subjects; in addition, the Faculty of Arts also offers to students the possibility of building a unique multidisciplinary program of their own: Interdisciplinary Studies (IDST).
IDST students design a program of study drawn from two of four broad categories – Creative and Performing Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences – and that suit their individual learning and career goals.
A student-initiated program may be appropriate as preparation for advanced study in a wide range of professional fields, including Education, Journalism, Law, Library/Information Studies, in some cases Business or Social Work, or even Medicine.
IDST does not, however, offer the preparation usually required for graduate studies in specific subjects that is provided by departmental Majors and Honours programs. All other BA degree requirements apply to the IDST program.
Beyond the Interdisciplinary program (IDST) the Faculty of Arts currently offers the following interdisciplinary majors. Please visit the links below for more information on these programs.
First Nations and Endangered Languages Program
First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program
Latin American Studies
Modern European Studies
Religion, Literature, and the Arts