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2023 Arts & Science Program Information Session


The Arts & Science Program at McMaster University offers a broad-based, interdisciplinary education that stresses active, inquiry-based, cooperative learning, with emphasis on social awareness and on the development of a wide range of transferrable skills. It is a small program of ~70 students per year, which fosters close relationships among students, faculty, and staff. Learn about the Arts & Science Program from Program Director, Dr. Beth Marquis, and two current Artsci students, Ally Kortes-Miller and Flynn O’Dacre.

2023 Arts & Science Program Information Session: Meet Arts & Science Instructors


Learn about McMaster’s unique and highly regarded Arts & Science Program from current program instructors.

2023 Arts & Science Program Information Session: Meet Arts & Science students


Interested in learning about students’ experiences in the Arts & Science Program? Watch this video to learn what current students love about Artsci at McMaster University and what they wish they knew before attending.

2020 May@Mac: Virtual Spring Open House

MAY 2020

Want to know more about Arts & Science Program at McMaster University? We sat down with Program Instructors and students to learn more.

The Looming Threat of Fascism: A Conversation with Henry Giroux and Julian Casablancas.


A conversation with Arts & Science professor Dr. Henry Giroux, McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest, and Julian Casablancas, as they discuss Giroux’s newly released book, The Terror of the Unforeseen, which features a forward written by Casablancas. Moderated by Wade Hemsworth.

“The world awaits us”

28 April 2020


The theme of the 2020 New World of Work Forum was “Breaking Down Career Silos.” In addition to many alumni joining the event in person, several participated in a video interview.



19 March 2020


This year’s Arts & Science musical uses Lewis Carol’s classic and timeless Alice in Wonderland to tell a story of collaboration, rebellion, and friendship. At May@Mac, confused and indecisive incoming first year Alice tumbles down a rabbit hole in Cootes Paradise and into the depths of Artsci. Alice quickly discovers that Artsci is no longer a safe, quirky haven of interdisciplinary learning. An oppressive program director Dr. Aorta has taken over and made Artsci completely void of close-knit classroom learning and its warm, inclusive atmosphere. Alice decides to embark on a journey with the members of the Society of Arts & Science Students (SASS) to overthrow Dr. Aorta and restore Artsci to its former glory. Friendships are forged, Michael Hardt is quoted, Crime and Punishment is read, and Alice learns what it means to be an Arts & Science student: indecisive, broad-minded, and part of an amazingly diverse and kind community. Here is Act One of the fourth annual Arts & Science Musical, “Artsci in Wonderland.”


“Artsci in Wonderland” (Act II)

19 March 2020


Act Two of the fourth annual Arts & Science Musical, “Artsci in Wonderland.”


13 November 2019


Three Arts & Science students and one Program graduate visit Fogo Island in Newfoundland and Labrador for the experiential learning opportunity of a lifetime.

McMaster DiscoverY Program Fall 2019 Graduation

Fall 2019


Congratulations to the Fall 2019 graduating class of the McMaster Discovery Program.

“I Didn’t Think I Would Graduate”

10 June 2019


When Keerthi Manimaran walked across the stage to receive her Arts & Science degree, she did a lot more than graduate from university. She overcame the impossible. Because, three years ago, she was in an intense fight for her life.

Choir and Community

8 April 2019


Second-year Arts & Science student Zachary Levine runs a choir for people with Parkinson’s disease, helping them experience the therapeutic power of singing. As Zach says in the video, “we come together, we sing… and we’re really looking at building a community for people with Parkinson’s.”

“Feel the Fusion” (Act I)

23 March 2019


The year is 2219. Earth is recovering from a catastrophe called The Fission, during which a hoard of Sasquatch unleashed great calamity upon the planet. The last remaining humans are holed up on what remains of McMaster University’s campus. Separated into small hostile factions — Engineers, HealthScis, Commerce, Humanities, and Kinesiology students — the survivors avoid total apocalypse thanks to the timely arrival of two time-travelling Arts & Science students. Or so went the story of the third annual Artsci Musical.

“Feel the Fusion” (Act II)

23 March 2019


Part two of the third annual Arts & Science Musical, “Feel the Fusion.”

2019 New World of Work Forum

2 March 2019


Held at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre in downtown Hamilton, this exciting forum is designed to help Artsci students gain exposure to the dynamic world of work through the perspective of Program grads.

McMaster Discovery Program

May 2015


A quick introduction to the McMaster Discovery Program, a free, university-level, non-credit course for adults in Hamilton who have experienced barriers accessing post-secondary education.