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Plant your feet in two cities in this joint program with the University of Detroit Mercy. You must be a Canadian citizen to take part in this program that includes a BA from UWindsor, a BSc from UDM, and the option to get your master’s from UDM in just one additional year. Courses are taught by architects in this close-knit, niche program. You’ll have lots of handson learning opportunities through co-op and internships and projects for nonprofit groups.
Sample Courses: Architecture Design, Introduction to Architecture, Contemporary Visual Culture, Studio Practice and Ideas/Drawing, Visual Communication
Career Tracks: Architect, building/interior designer, urban planning and revitalization co-ordinator, building restoration specialist, project and facilities manager
Course Requirements: ENG4U, SPH4U and MHF4U required, MCV4U is recommended. The VABE program is open to Canadian citizens legally permitted to commute to the United States. Minimum average of 75%.
Minimum Average: 75%*
* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Physics and Grade 12 Advanced Functions required, Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors is recommended. The VABE program is open to Canadian citizens legally permitted to commute to the United States. Minimum average of 75%
Minimum Average: 75%*
* Applicants educated outside of Canada must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary
School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 academic courses. Grades will be converted to Ontario equivalent grades.
"VABE has been the best university experience I could ask for. The VABE program offers opportunities to learn in so many different ways, from tactile and experience based learning to theory and calculus, and allows for students to work one-on-one with professors to develop their skills. Being able to use my passion for art as well as my love of math and problem solving to design for the future is something that could only happen in the VABE program."
Amanda Gatto BFA in Visual Arts and the Built Environment
Employment Rate of Graduates
Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Fine Arts, 2018)
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.
With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.
Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities
from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.
A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:
Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.
Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.
Courses of study specific to each program
Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)
Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)
Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won’t want to leave.
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