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The idea of a multidisciplinary, or liberal arts and sciences, education began in the middle ages with the identification of skills that the informed citizen would need, the trivium (skills in grammar, rhetoric and logic) and the quadrivium (in those days identified as arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and music). Today these subjects, and the arts and sciences that have branched from them over the past 800 years, form the core of the faculties identified as the social sciences and humanities, and the sciences and environmental studies. Many students today are interested in a variety of disciplines for their undergraduate study, especially those who plan to go on to postgraduate professional training in areas such as law, teaching, business and the health professions. The Honours Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Interdisciplinary Studies Major) allows students to identify two specializations from Social Sciences and Humanities and/or Science and Environmental Studies disciplines, along with interdisciplinary Inquiry courses and a wide range of electives so as to obtain significant grounding in both arts and sciences. Alternatively, students may choose a major in Anthropology, Criminology, English, Environmental Sustainability, Geography, or Media Studies, with electives providing interdisciplinary perspectives and well-rounded arts and science coverage. Students will also be able to sample up to two courses from the various professional faculties.
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Bachelor Degree
6 Years

Lakehead University

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Lakehead University, a vibrant and forward-thinking institution in Ontario, Canada, provides a transformative education that celebrates all of its students as valued leaders of the future. It is known worldwide for providing an exceptional learner-centered experience.
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Thunder Bay Campus - Lakehead University

955 Oliver Rd, Thunder Bay ON P7B 5E1

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Lakehead Universitys original campus is located in the City of Thunder Bay. Lakehead University is situated in the heart of the city and is located minutes away from all the amenities and services you need. Fields and green space surround our campus and all buildings are conveniently located together in one location creating a true campus feel. Many of the Universitys buildings are grouped around Lake Tamblyn and our residence complexes hug the banks of the McIntyre River. Underground tunnels connect many of the main, centralized buildings on campus, allowing for easy access between classes and facilities. Paved trails surround the campus making it the perfect place to take advantage of taking in the beauty of the area whether you are walking, jogging, rollerblading, bicycling, or, in the winter, cross-country skiing!