Mount Allison introduces new degree options, minors for 2021
3/31/2021 9:07:52 AM

New suite of interdisciplinary Computer Science programs being developed

Mount Allison University is introducing a number of new academic programs and degree options for 2021. The University now offers more than 50 programs to undergraduate students.

New programs for the 2021-22 academic year include:

  • Joint Bachelor of Arts (BA) major in Computer Science + Economics
  • Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science + Physics 
  • Major and Honours BSc in Biopsychology
  • Major and Honours BA in Visual and Material Culture Studies

“The new program offerings are aimed at providing an interdisciplinary education for students and helping to prepare them for future careers in any field in New Brunswick and beyond,” says Mount Allison University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau. “We are exploring new program development across our disciplines, including a suite of programs around computer science — an increasingly important and growing area — as well as health-related fields and the arts and culture sectors. We will continue to build in these areas, and others, and find innovative ways to provide and grow new learning opportunities for our students.”

All new programs will be available in Fall 2021, pending approval from the Maritime Provinces of Higher Education Commission, with the exception of Computer Science + Economics degree program, which has already been approved.

The University also introduced two new minor programs:

  • Visual and Material Culture Studies — adding to a suite of program offerings in this area of study, including Visual Communication and Culture minor and certificate options
  • Screen Studies and Popular Culture, housed within the University’s drama program

In 2020, Mount Allison introduced more than a dozen new or revamped academic opportunities for students.

Degree options:

  • Geocomputing
  • Women’s and Gender Studies (major/honours)
  • Cognitive Science (BA)

Degree minors:

  • Data Science
  • Visual Communication and Culture
  • Community Engaged Learning

Embedded certificate programs:

  • Data Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Foundations of Health
  • Theatre Arts
  • Canadian Arts and Culture
  • Community Engaged Learning 

Mount Allison now offers more than 50 academic programs. See more: mta.ca/programs