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The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Dalhousie has a tradition of scholarly excellence dating back to 1818. As one of the University’s founding faculties, FASS is home to many of Canada's leading scholars. Our internationally award-winning faculty inspires bright young minds through teaching excellence and stimulating research.

Expand your skills with interdisciplinary opportunities

You'll be challenged to reach far beyond the boundaries of your field of study, whether your focus is on languages, the performing arts, the humanities or the social sciences. You could take a minor in a specific field of interest. Or you might design a course of studies that samples from a variety of departments. You'll even have the option to combine FASS courses with those of other faculties.

Get an international perspective

Our extensive study abroad opportunities allow you to explore the world while working toward your degree. We also attract over 3,500 students from more than 100 countries including China, India, Germany, Lebanon, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the USA to name but a few.

Join a research powerhouse

According to Maclean's magazine, Dalhousie Univeristy is "the research powerhouse of Atlantic Canada." Our award-winning FASS researchers have explored subjects as diverse as Fidel Castro's Cuba, aboriginal justice, stringed instruments, federalism, medieval feast days, contemporary Canadian writers, language education, African-Canadian history, new reproductive technologies, NATO diplomacy, girl groups of the 60s, the politics of food, religion on the Internet, women's health, and theatre in Nova Scotia.

Enjoy unlimited outcomes

You can do anything you want with an Arts degree. Our graduates work in a variety of intriguing professions. They're authors, interpreters, military strategists, film wardrobe supervisors, development workers, environmental activists, business analysts, journalists and TV actors.