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Anonymous said: What mark would guarantee acceptance in the arts and business program?

Hi there,

The admission requirements for the Arts and Business program are as follows: minimum of 70% in any Grade 12 U English, with an overall average in the area of low 80’s. 

Hope that helps!

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Anonymous said: I'm in Honors Arts and Business, but I want to drop the business part. :S How do I do such a thing? And is it possible to drop ARBUS 100 or swap it with another course?

Hi there,

Yes, you can switch out of Arts and Business into Honors Arts. You can fill out a “plan modification form”, available online or at the Registrar’s Office and Arts Undergraduate Office and bring it on campus, either this summer or once you arrive in the fall.

You should contact Susan Andrews, the Arts and Business advisor, before dropping ARBUS 100. You can make a phone appointment if you can’t get onto campus. She will give you the recommended course of action. 

You can all our office at 519-888-4567, ext. 35870, to set up an appointment.

Hope that helps!

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Be an Arts Ambassador!

Do you like volunteering? Do you want to help change a student’s life? Apply now to be a part of our new 2014-2015 Arts Ambassador Team! You can be a volunteer leader and reach out to prospective students so they can understand the Waterloo Arts community and our undergraduate academic offerings. The application deadline is Friday, August 1st. Apply today at http://bit.ly/artsambassadorteam

Help Porcellino spread some Arts Pride this year!

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Academic Integrity at uWaterloo

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You may have seen those note-sharing sites floating around in the past. Some offer to buy your notes off of you, and others will allow you to upload your notes and, in exchange, download notes from other people. Student Jill Storey recently had to make the tough decision to break contact with a potential position at one of these companies. The reason? They were asking her to commit academic offences in exchange for payment. You can read more about the story here: http://bit.ly/1nOWR2Q

If you are ever contacted by a similar company, make sure that they’re vetted by the University of Waterloo. The last thing you want is to unknowingly commit an offence which could get you kicked out of school.

Be safe, Boar Tribe!

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Anonymous said: Will Susan Andrews take phone calls from a highschool kid enquiring about the arts and business program?

Hi there,

It is possible to set up a phone meeting with Susan, but we do recommend you speak to Devon MacDonald, who is our first year advisor for both Honors Arts and Arts and Business. You can contact our front desk at 519-888-4567, ext. 35870, to book a phone appointment.

Hope that helps!

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Words In Place

Are you a student interested in the English Department here at uWaterloo? or are you even just interested in the current events within Arts? Words In Place is a blog about the activities of various graduate students, alumni, and faculty, as well as various other topics. Head on over at http://englishatwaterloo.wordpress.com/ and check it out!

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Anonymous said: What courses do you take in first year for psych (arts) undergrad program? How do they differ from psych (science)?

Hi there,

There’s no difference between the science program and arts program in regards to the psychology courses you take. For both programs, you’ll take PSYCH 101 in the Fall term, and a second level PSYCH course in the winter term. 

The difference between the two is in the general program requirements. For the Science faculty, Psychology majors will have to take two biology courses, two math courses, two chemistry courses with corresponding labs, and two physics courses with corresponding labs, as well as 5 Science units (which means 10 Science courses). See more here:http://ugradcalendar.uwaterloo.ca/page/SCI-Honours-Psychology-BSc1

The Arts faculty requires that you fulfill the BA Breadth requirements, which are 10 courses across various subjects of study that must be completed by the end of your degree. See more here: https://uwaterloo.ca/arts/current-undergraduates/course-selection/bachelor-arts-breadth-requirements

If you wish to pursue psychiatry as a career, the Science faculty will better prepare you for post-graduate studies.

Hope that helps!

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Anonymous said: Is it possible for me to transfer to AFM-PA from the arts faculty during the winter term? I'm doing the foundation term this fall thats why I can't do it then. Or how about if I take some of the required courses for AFM-PA and then transfer next Fall?

Hi there,

Because AFM is such a competitive program, typically they don’t have spots open for transfers. You can ask an advisor about transferring but they will likely tell you that it isn’t possible. It is worth the time to ask, though! You never know, you might be able to convince them.

Hope that helps!

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Anonymous said: Will I miss out on the waterloo university res experience if I go to St jeromes residence? Also, is that residence strictly religious? I'm not religious so I was wondering if I would feel like an outcast

Hi there,

Definitely not. The residences at the University Colleges are smaller so you’ll get a different experience. Chances are that you’ll know more people in your residence after the year than you would if you lived in MKV, for instance. 

The residence is not strictly for students practicing a Christian religion; we here at Waterloo are very welcoming in general so you definitely don’t have to worry about being an outcast. If you live in St Jerome’s, I promise that you’ll love it.

You can read more about the Residence here: http://www.sju.ca/residence

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Anonymous said: What is the best major (or double-major) to get if my plan is to have a career related to marketing, pr, etc? Especially side Waterloo doesn't have an actual business degree. It doesn't have o necessarily be in the Arts faculty.

Hi there,

It depends on what aspect of marketing/PR you want to get into. Within the Arts Faculty, there’s lots of majors that can potentially fit your goals.

Pairing any of our majors with the Arts and Business plan is always a good idea. Some of the more popular majors for this field would be Psychology, English, Speech Communication, Fine Arts, etc.

This is something you should discuss with your academic advisor! They’re more knowledgeable about the courses you can take within each plan, and they’d love to help you out.

You can contact them by calling the Arts Undergraduate Office at 519-888-4567 ext. 35870.

Hope that helps!