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Receive a Broad Understanding of Human Life, Thought and Relationships

Interdisciplinary Arts at Providence focuses on Humanities and Social Sciences – those disciplines are at the core of higher education. The subject matter here is people – all human thoughts and actions in life, all human experiences and expressions of life. You will be equipped with a broad understanding of human life, thought and relationships, an awareness of methods topics and trends in Humanities and Social Sciences, and an advanced ability to think analytically, critically and creatively.

Choose one concentration from the Humanities and one from Social Sciences or, if you prefer, replace one concentration with math or science.

*This program fulfills the requirements for entrance into the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and Brandon University. Contact for more information.

4 Years
Bachelor of Arts
Interdisciplinary Arts Advanced Major
4 Years
Bachelor of Arts
Interdisciplinary Arts Honours Major
3 Years
Bachelor of Arts
Interdisciplinary Arts Major

For Entrance into the Interdisciplinary Arts program

Each Interdisciplinary Arts major is comprised of any two of the following concentrations: Humanities (18 credit hours in any one of English Literature, History, Music, or Philosophy), Social Sciences (15 credit hours in any one of Anthropology, Psychology or Sociology) or Mathematics (15 credit hours).

For entry to the Interdisciplinary Arts major or Interdisciplinary Arts Advanced major the prerequisite is a grade of "C" or better in any 3 credit hour course in the two disciplines selected as concentrations. For students who have taken additional courses toward the major, a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses, excluding failed courses. For entry to the Interdisciplinary Arts honours major students must have 45 credit hours of accumulated academic credit, with 18 credit hours in Arts and Sciences including 6 credit hours of introductory courses in each of the disciplines selected as concentrations and a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Program Concentrations

Choose one concentration from both lists, or, if you want to study math or science, replace one of the concentrations with either of those study areas.

  1. Humanities Concentrations
    • English Literature
    • History
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Math or Science
  2. Social Sciences Concentrations
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Math or Science
  • Mathematics
    • Develop your ability to work with numbers, shapes and figures. Improve your logical reasoning abilities.
  • Science
    • Study Biology - the science of life. Explore living organisms by examining their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behavior and origin. Gain the science prerequisites for advanced entry into professional programs such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, rehabilitation sciences and education.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

  • Global Problems and Change
  • Consumer Culture and Simpler Living
  • Social Science and Christianity
  • History and Theory of Psychology
  • History of Christianity
  • Courses in Humanities and Social Sciences

Dennis Hiebert, Ph.D. (Program Coordinator)Professor of Sociology

Patricia Janzen Loewen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of History

Morgan Mulenga, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology

Hendrik van der Breggen, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Philosophy

Yinka Bammeke, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Mathematics

Michael Gilmour, Ph.D. Professor of New Testament & English Literature

Val Hiebert, Ph.D. (Cand.) Assistant Professor of Sociology

Graduates build careers in education, research, humanitarian work and community development. Others pursue graduate studies.