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Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Greater Sudbury, Canada| Online
This Interdisciplinary Studies program at Laurentian University is housed in the Faculty of Arts, and is overseen by the Individualized Thematic Studies Committee, consisting of three faculty members from the Faculty of Arts Council.
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Overview

The Major in Individualized Thematic Studies allows students to organize their own academic interests around a central theme or focus.

Each student of the Interdisciplinary Studies program at Laurentian University  will design his or her own program with the guidance of the Committee. The Committee will ensure that each student has a supervisor who will direct the independent study project at the 4000-level, and serve as the student’s academic advisor. The student’s individualized course map will be approved by the Committee, reviewed annually, and revised if necessary.

Career opportunities

Professional writing and communication, information management, filmmaking and video production, print and television journalism, creative writing, public relations and media design, non-profit administration and development, education, law and civil service, graduate studies, cultural events programming, management and administration, professional programs, independent business ownership.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Northern Ontario Literature
  • Popular Literature and Culture 
  • Postcolonial Literary Studies 
  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Cultural Geography
  • Selected Topics in Human Geography
  • Population and Development

Audience

Self-motivated, independent students will enjoy a personalized journey through their study and experience a tailored education, both relevant and rewarding.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Official high school transcripts. If documents are in your native language, please provide a notarized and officially translated copy in either English or French
  • Official high school diploma. If documents are in your native language, please provide a notarized and officially translated copy in either English or French
  • Proof of language skill: English for English language programs or French for French language programs
  • A resume or CV specifying current education and work experience 
  • A copy of a valid passport (both sides)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greater Sudbury

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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