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Dual Degree Program in Arts and Applied Science

This program offers capable students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in five years of study, in most combinations of one Arts degree program and one Engineering degree program. A board of studies administers and oversees admission to the program. Please contact Arts Advising or Engineering Student Services for more information.


Application for admission to the program is made to the board of studies through either the Arts Advising Office or Engineering Student Services. Applicants may be registered in either faculty but must be admissible to the other faculty at the time of admission to the program. Acceptance into the program will be determined based on a review of the applicant's transcript, an interview, and on a review of a portfolio or other such material that the applicant wishes to submit. Normally, application for admission will be made immediately upon acceptance into either faculty. Admission to the program at a later date is also possible but may imply a longer time to complete the program.


Students must satisfy all of the program requirements for both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in their chosen programs. Individual courses may be considered to satisfy program requirements for both degrees. Courses taken within the Faculty of Applied Science will have the same standing as courses taken within the Faculty of Science for the purpose of satisfying requirements for a Bachelor of Arts for students enrolled in this program. The regulations governing the granting of a second degree apply to this program, with either of the two degrees being considered as the 'second' degree even though both are being taken simultaneously. Where possible, students should meet with an advisor from the board of studies prior to enrolling in their first year of courses.

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