WHAT IS ARTS AND SCIENCES?

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.

The Arts and Sciences program at Marianopolis, also known as Sciences, lettres et arts or the DEC intégré, allows students to study in a wide variety of fields and to make connections between their different courses. It leads to a Diplôme d’études collégiales or DEC. Arts and Sciences is only offered at a few colleges. So we like to think of our program as a real opportunity.

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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:

  • Anatomy
  • Architecture
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Computing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Ecology
  • Engineering (Aerospace, Building, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Mining, Software)
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Mathematics (including Actuarial Mathematics)
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology/ Immunology
  • Nursing Science
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Zoology

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. Quebec universities also add a bonus to the R-Score of Arts and Sciences students.

WHY SHOULD I 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.

Another reason to choose Arts and Sciences at Marianopolis is our annual Arts Trip. At Marianopolis, Thanksgiving weekend is a chance to take a guided tour of the arts scene in Boston or New York City. 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. To find out more, visit Arts Trip.

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THE MARIANOPOLIS DIFFERENCE

As an Arts and Sciences student at Marianopolis, you are part of a college with a stellar record of academic achievement. For over 100 years, Marianopolis has been supporting motivated young people and helping them get into their first-choice program at the world’s top universities. Year after year, about 90 percent of our students are accepted by their first-choice university.

No other school can match our dedication to student success in the classroom and beyond or our on-time graduation rate (most Marianopolis Arts and Sciences students finish the program in two years and all are exceedingly well prepared for university). Welcoming students from all cultures, faiths and social and economic backgrounds is part of our Mission. We provide scholarships and financial aid to students, based on both need and merit.

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ARE THERE DIFFERENT OPTIONS?

In your first year, the Arts and Sciences program is set for you. Your courses will be integrated, which means that the courses touch on common themes and similar issues from various viewpoints.

In your second year you will have some choices, such as opting for a language course or deepening your studies in Science, Social Science or Arts. In your final personal project you get the chance to integrate what you learned in several of the courses you’ve taken in your program. You can present your integrative project at the College’s campus-wide arts showcase, ArtsFest, held each April.

As an Arts and Sciences student you may also participate in a certificate in Environmental Studies, International Studies, Law and Social Justice, Native Studies or Third World Studies. You may also take enriched Science courses, if you wish to go into more depth.

WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ARTS AND SCIENCES AND HOW DO I APPLY?

The application deadline is March 1 and you can apply online at bemarianopolis.ca.

The basic entrance requirement for admission to Marianopolis is the Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies and for the Arts and Sciences program include the following:

  • Prerequisites:
    • Secondary V Chemistry (051504, 551504)
    • Secondary V Physics (053504, 553504)
    • Secondary V Mathematics TS (064506, 564506) or Mathematics SN (065506, 565506)
  • Letter of intent submitted with the application. This letter explains why you would be a good candidate for the program and includes any extracurricular or school-related activities.
  • Minimum historical admission averages
    • Overall average: mid 80s
    • Science program average (includes all Math and Science courses from Secondary IV and V): 83%
    • Secondary IV and V Math TS or SN: 75% minimum in each grade

Simply select Arts and Sciences as your first-choice program in your application. We strongly suggest to also select a second-choice program.

Students applying from the IB-MYP Program automatically receive a 2% bonus in the calculated admission averages.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

College-level programs are made up of two components, General Education courses, which are part of all programs, and Specific Education, which makes up your concentration courses.

While all College students take English, French, Humanities and Physical Education courses as part of the General Education component, as an Arts and Sciences student, you will benefit from English and Humanities courses that are tailored to your program.

Key Works focus

The General Education component includes a Key Works objective in English and Humanities. You will explore 20 landmark texts that have shaped how people think, act and view the world.

The Integrative Course: How we connect the dots

As an Arts and Sciences student, one of your requirements is to take part in an Integrative course in your fourth semester. We consider this course, where you will carry out an original self-directed project, along with other similar opportunities we have built into the program, as critical to your intellectual growth. This course lets you share your insights with other students and make connections across several areas of study.

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DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

ARTS AND SCIENCES (29 Courses)

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

  • 4 English*
  • 3 Humanities*
  • 2 Physical Education
  • 2 French

*Your English and Humanities courses are tailored to your program.

14 REQUIRED COURSES

  • Biology I
  • Chemistry I
  • Differential Calculus
  • Dynamics of Social Change
  • Integral Calculus
  • Integrative Course
  • International Politics and Economics
  • Linear Algebra I
  • Mechanics (Physics)
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Psychology of Human Behaviour
  • Western Civilization

DEPENDING ON YOUR OPTION

1 CHOICE FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES

  • Social Science Exploration (Main Track)
  • Creative Workshop (Arts Track)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Spanish or German (intermediate or advanced)

1 CHOICE FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES

  • Creative Expression (Main Track)
  • Contemporary Social Issues (Arts Track)

2 CHOICES FROM THE FOLLOWING ARTS COURSES

  • Introduction to Studio Art
  • 16th to 19th Century Art History
  • Thematic Studies in History of Art

2 CHOICES FROM THE FOLLOWING SCIENCE COURSES

  • Biology II
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Optics, Waves and Modern Physics

MINISTERIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • English Exit Examination
  • Comprehensive Assessment (Épreuve synthèse)

SEMESTER SNAPSHOTS

Arts and Sciences

Semester 1
  • Introduction to College English
  • Physical Education
  • Western Civilization
  • Differential Calculus
  • Chemistry I
  • General Biology I
  • Introduction to Studio Art OR 16th to 19th Century Art

Arts and Sciences

Semester 2
  • English: Literary Genres
  • Humanities: Knowledge
  • French
  • Physical Education
  • Integral Calculus
  • Dynamics of Social Change
  • Mechanics
  • Thematic Studies in History of Art OR Introduction to Studio Art

Arts and Sciences

Semester 3
  • 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
  • CHOICE OF:
  • Social Science Exploration (Main Tack) OR  Creative Workshop (Arts Track)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish III
  • German II

Arts and Sciences

Semester 4
  • English: Adapted to Program
  • Humanities: Adapted to Program
  • French
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Integrative Course
  • Biology II OR Electricity & Magnetism
  • CONTINUATION OF CHOSEN TRACK:
  • Creative Expression (Main Track) OR Contemporary Social Issues (Arts Track)

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

Veronica Ponce
Coordinator, Arts and Sciences Program
514.931.8792
v.ponce@marianopolis.edu

For more information on applying

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

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