Interdisciplinary Studies

The University of Guelph offers many interdisciplinary programs that cross departmental and college boundaries. In addition, specific courses and specializations have been modelled on an interdisciplinary approach to the topic or subject area.

Courses with an interdisciplinary approach and content are listed in Chapter XII under the following headings: Humanities, Physical Science, and Social Science as well as Interdisciplinary University Courses.

The following list of specializations is not intended to represent all the university's interdisciplinary initiatives. Instead it identifies those specializations that involve a significant degree of collaboration between departments or colleges. For further details, refer to the appropriate undergraduate degree program information in Chapter IX.

Bachelor of Arts

  • Criminal Justice and Public Policy
  • Environmental Governance
  • European Studies
  • International Development

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

The University of Guelph offers an 8 semester (20.00 credits) honours program leading to a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (B.A.S.) degree.

The Bachelor of Arts & Sciences program is designed for students who are motivated equally by the study of Arts/Social Sciences and the Sciences, and who find challenge and satisfaction in testing the traditional boundaries of study through undergraduate level interdisciplinary work. The program meets these objectives through a unique structure that accredits students in an Arts/Social Sciences core, a Sciences core, a Subject Area core of interdisciplinary humanities and sciences courses (ASCI*), and a minor in each of the Arts/Social Sciences and the Sciences (see below for choices of minors). The structure of the program ensures disciplinary rigour and breadth through completion of core requirements for a B.A.S. degree, concentration in two distinct minors, and concentration of learning in an academic cohort of B.A.S. students through the interdisciplinary ASCI courses in the B.A.S. core. This core is open only to students in the B.A.S. program. For more information please see:

Bachelor of Commerce

  • Agricultural Business
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management Economics in Industry & Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Public Management