The Arts and Science Program
(also known as: ArtSci, Mac Arts Sci, or Arts & Sci) is a highly exclusive interdisciplinary undergraduate programme at McMaster University
. It is one of the smallest and most prestigious direct-entry programmes in the university, and within Canada, with a total size of about 250 students.
Due to the small size, reputation and popularity of this programme, it has for many years been one of the most selective undergraduate programs in Canada, requiring a competitive high-school GPA
in addition to a detailed supplementary application.
==History==After the Second World War, McMaster University, like many other universities around the world, saw dramatic increases in student enrollment and degrees granted in the newly developing sciences. Initiatives to revive the liberal arts in the university were proposed in the ensuing years but did not leave the drawing board.
In the mid-1970s, there was a growing sense at McMaster that although 4 year honours degrees were exceeding expectations, the 3 year bachelor degrees did not. In 1977, a university report... Read More