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Scientific reasoning with artistic expression

The Arts and Sciences program at Marianopolis, also known as Sciences, lettres et arts or the DEC intégré, is a two-year, pre-university program that allows students to study in a wide variety of fields and to make connections between their different courses. Arts and Sciences is only offered at a few colleges.

WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR?

Are you a high-achieving student who is interested in the Sciences and also the Social Sciences and Arts? Are you curious, creative and motivated and like to approach issues from different perspectives? Then the Marianopolis Arts and Sciences program may be the perfect fit for you.

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WHERE DOES IT LEAD?

All undergraduate university programs in Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Business and Fine Arts, as well as professional programs such as Architecture, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Physical and Occupational Therapy.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

The best of all worlds. That’s the Marianopolis Arts and Sciences program. Why choose between the Arts and the Sciences when you can take a deep dive into science, society and art instead as you complete your college diploma?

At Marianopolis, we structure our Arts and Sciences program so that what you learn is integrated and covers common and complex themes. This way, you examine issues from different viewpoints. This personalized and multifaceted journey equips you with the necessary tools to succeed in any academic pursuit. Ours is a small, elite program so you take the journey with likeminded peers with whom you make intellectual connections and life-long friendships.

It is the ideal program for motivated young people who are curious, creative, high achievers in math and English, academically versatile and who can’t help but make intellectual leaps across subjects. It opens doors to all university programs, including medicine.

As a Marianopolis Arts and Sciences student, you are guaranteed access to up to six Science courses, four Math courses, up to five Social Science courses and up to three courses in Art and Art History. You can take enriched versions of some Science and Math courses and participate in all of the enriching Science activities available at Marianopolis: Science Fair, Robotics, Lab Project, competitions in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math and Physics, Hackathons and more. You also participate in ArtsFest, our annual two-week arts festival and a beloved Marianopolis tradition.

“My biggest worry before coming to Marianopolis was the challenging nature of the Arts and Sciences program and of Marianopolis itself. In fact, all of my classmates helped each other with assignments and posted study guidelines online for each other. So the challenge wasn’t competing with one another but rather competing with ourselves, to do the best we possibly could.”

YU XIN SHEN, CLASS OF ‘15 ARTS AND SCIENCES

SEMESTER SNAPSHOTS

As an Arts and Sciences student, your English and Humanities courses are tailored to your program. Your courses will be integrated, which means that the courses touch on common themes and similar issues from various viewpoints.

SEMESTER 1

Introduction to College English
Physical Education
Western Civilization
Differential Calculus
Chemistry I
General Biology I

Choice of:
Introduction to Studio Art
or 16th to 19th Century Art


SEMESTER 2

English: Literary Genres
Humanities: Knowledge
French
Physical Education
Integral Calculus
Dynamics of Social Change
Mechanics

Choice of:
Thematic Studies in Art History or Introduction to Studio Art


SEMESTER 3

English: Literary Themes
Humanities: World Views
Psychology of Human Behaviour
International Politics and Economics
Linear Algebra I

Choice of:
Biology II
or Optics, Waves and Modern Physics

GRID A
Choice of:
Organic Chemistry
Social Science Exploration

or
GRID B
Choice of:

Organic Chemistry
Creative Workshop


SEMESTER 4

English: Adapted to Program
Humanities: Adapted to Program
French
Probability & Statistics
Integrative Course

Choice of:
Biology II or Electricity & Magnetism

GRID A
Creative Expression

or
GRID B
Contemporary Social Issues

Social Science Exploration: Courses explore various contemporary social issues from the perspective of a number of Social Science disciplines

Creative Expression: Choices include Art, Art History, Creative Writing, Music and Theatre

Contemporary Social Issues: These courses are designed to build on the knowledge and skills that students have acquired in Social Science courses

Creative Workshop: Courses use techniques, procedures and languages with a view to creating or interpreting a work of art

Want to know more?

If you have questions about the Arts and Sciences program, please contact:

Julie Andrews
Coordinator, Arts and Sciences Program
514.931.8792, ext. 342
j.andrews@marianopolis.edu

For more information on applying

Admissions Office
514.931.8792, ext. 300
admissions@marianopolis.edu