Interdisciplinary Arts

Create your own program from the broadest range of academic disciplines

An Interdisciplinary Arts Major at Providence consists of selecting one concentration from the Humanities (English literature, history, or philosophy) and a second concentration from one of the Social Sciences (anthropology, psychology, or sociology). Together, the humanities and social sciences form the foundation of classic higher education, because though they employ different methods of analysis, they share in common the study of people. Even the option of replacing one of the concentrations with mathematics is studying one way that people solve problems. Whatever your choice, you will acquire an advanced ability to think analytically, critically, and creatively.

*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.

Information Sessions

Join us on one of our information sessions to hear more about the program, application/admission process and what makes Providence a unique place for you to get your university education. You can find upcoming sessions here (under University College Sessions).

Major Options
BA Interdisciplinary Arts Adv Major 4 Years
BA Interdisciplinary Arts Honours Major 4 Years
BA Interdisciplinary Arts Major 3 Years
Program Details

For Entrance into the Interdisciplinary Arts program

For entry to the Interdisciplinary Arts major or the Interdisciplinary Arts Advanced major, the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in any 3 credit hour course in the two disciplines you select 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 replace one of the concentrations with math.

Humanities Concentration Options

  • English Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy

Social Sciences Concentration Options

  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Mathematics Option

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.

Range of Courses
English Literature

  • Major English Writers
  • Women Writers and Gender Issues


  • Western Civilization
  • History of Christianity


  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethics


  • Language and Culture
  • Indigenous Studies


  • Adolescent Development
  • Abnormal Psychology


  • Marriage and Family
  • Global Problems and Change

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

Yinka Bammeke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics

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

Luann Hiebert, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor of English Literature; Early Alert Coordinator

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

Morgan Mulenga, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology

Career Options
Graduates build careers in a vast array of human or social services, including humanitarian aid, social work, disaster relief, human resources, social policy analysis, education, criminal justice, counseling, civil service, law, community affairs, journalism, and much, much more. Some first pursue graduate studies in a related field.