Arts and Sciences
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.
Two words best describe this program: well-rounded and broad. If you have many interests, wish to continue following Science and Math courses while exploring various Social Science courses, and also welcome the opportunity to take an art course, the Arts and Sciences program is for you. In fact, many universities and employers prefer applicants who show an interest in a wide range of subjects. This tells them that you can think outside the box, learn new skills and solve problems.
WHY CHOOSE ARTS AND SCIENCES AT MARIANOPOLIS?
Because you want to study the Sciences and you also want to learn about things like Art History, International Politics and Psychology. As a Marianopolis Arts and Sciences student you get amazing support from your expert teachers, who come from all departments and help you make connections between the various areas of study.
Ours is also a small program, where you take most of your courses with other Arts and Sciences students. You become close to the students in your program while still having the opportunity to meet students from other programs in about a third of your classes. Time and time again our graduates tell us that the friendships they made at Marianopolis continue throughout their lives.
If you’re worried about a competitive environment or your R-Score, don’t be: while it’s true that Marianopolis students are demanding of themselves, they are first and foremost supportive of one another and part of a close-knit, caring community. Furthermore, because at Marianopolis you are surrounded by other strong students, the group strength boosts your own R-score. Indeed, R-Score is calculated so that the strength of your group is taken into account. This means that your own R-Score automatically benefits from the fact that Marianopolis attracts strong students. The average R-Score of Marianopolis students is consistently higher than the average R-Score of students at other colleges. If you need support, we provide it, from peer tutoring, to language monitors and writing help.
Here are some interesting things that you can do if you study Arts and Sciences at Marianopolis:
This weekend visit to an arts mecca, such as Boston or New York, is a chance to take a guided tour of the arts scene. With your art teacher as your guide, you see in person the artwork you studied in class. You also take architectural tours and explore arts venues.
Every spring, the Marianopolis campus becomes one big arts show. There is every type of art all over campus, from music recitals to public readings, journal launches, film screenings and art exhibitions. The many faculty members who are artists show their work, as do Marianopolis students. Fourth-semester A&S students present creative projects as part of their course work. Is there a better way for aspiring artists and writers to immerse themselves in art or to showcase their work?
Amsterdam, Berlin, Florence, Madrid, Paris and Ladakh, India are just some of the places where students have gone as part of their Marianopolis experience. Students can also participate in study trips to places such as Cuba and Mexico.
You can also participate in a certificate in Environmental Studies, Gender and Sex/uality Studies, Law and Social Justice, Indigenous Studies or Third World Studies.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEC IN ARTS AND SCIENCES?
As an Arts and Science student you will take Science university prerequisites and Social Science courses, which means that you will be prepared for admission into virtually any university programs, including:
- Biomedical Computing
- Biomedical Engineering
- Cell Biology
- Computer Science
- Engineering (Aerospace, Building, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Mining, Software)
- Environmental Science
- Exercise Science
- Food Science
- Mathematics (including Actuarial Mathematics)
- Microbiology/ Immunology
- Nursing Science
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Education
- Veterinary Medicine
“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.”
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.
Introduction to College English
General Biology I
Introduction to Studio Art
16th to 19th Century Art
English: Literary Genres
Dynamics of Social Change
Thematic Studies in History of Art
Introduction to Studio Art
English: Literary Themes
Humanities: World Views
Psychology of Human Behaviour
International Politics and Economics
Linear Algebra I
Biology II OR Optics, Waves and Modern Physics
Social Science Exploration
English: Adapted to Program
Humanities: Adapted to Program
Probability & Statistics
Biology II OR Electricity & Magnetism
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: