For First‑Year Students

Welcome to all new students to the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (also known as FASS)!  The coming years will be filled with more changes, excitement and fun than you can begin to imagine!  No matter what program you choose or where you end up, we promise you this much:  it will be a transformative, memorable time.

Below you will find some links to resources and other information that we think you'll find helpful when deciding on the steps you take to begin your journey in FASS. 

Helpful resources for new FASS students

Introduction to Humanities and Introduction to Social Sciences
First-year BA students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are required to take either one of our Faculty introductory courses (each worth 3 credit hours). Learn more about these two courses: Introduction to Humanities (ASSC 1300) and Introduction to Social Sciences (ASSC 1400) here

Quick Facts About Each of Our Departments and Programs
Learn about the top reasons why you should consider these areas of study.

Examples of our Faculty's Teaching and Classes
Watch sample videos, listen to podcasts and read articles to get a better sense of what it's like to take courses in FASS. 

FASS Departments and Centres
The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences is comprised of departments, programs and the Fountain School of Performing Arts; collectively housing over 35 different areas of study.

FASS Programs
Explore our undergraduate majors/honours, interdisciplinary minors, certificates, and graduate program options.

Academic Advising
Department academic advisors are happy to help answer your questions about FASS majors, honours options and program requirements.

Scholarships, bursaries and awards
Each year, arts & social sciences students are recognized for their success and dedication through scholarships, bursaries and awards.