Welcome to Western

Arts & Humanities

Student Life

Study in a Faculty with one of the lowest student-to-faculty ratios in Canada. This means more personalized attention from our world-class professors and researchers.

Hone your skills in critical thinking and effective communication to manage the constantly changing demands of contemporary careers.

Join other students as you find your passion, even beyond the classroom. Our student experience is local – such as tutorial sessions, conferences, and research opportunities – or as far-reaching as study-abroad opportunities in France, Germany, Rwanda, Cuba and more.

Get Involved

Community Engaged Learning Courses
Gain hands-on, practical experience in the community for a deeper understanding of course content as it applies to local and international contexts.

Summer Study Abroad
Spend your summer studying in places such as Tours, France and Holguín, Cuba.

Student Clubs, Groups and Associations
Get involved with the Classics Society, Visual Arts Supporters’ Association, Western Undergraduate Film Society and many more.

Visit the Faculty of Arts & Humanities website for more information.


  • Art History
  • Art History and Criticism
  • Arts & Humanities (SASAH)
  • Classical Studies
  • Comparative Literature and Culture
  • Creative Writing*
  • Creative Writing and English Language & Literature
  • Digital Humanities*
  • Digital Spanish*
  • English for Teachers*
  • English Language and Literature
  • Ethics*
  • Feminist, Queer & Critical Race Theory*
  • Film Studies
  • French Studies
  • General Cinema Studies*
  • General English*
  • German*
  • German Language and Culture
  • Global Gender Studies
  • Greek*
  • Greek and Latin*
  • Greek and Latin Literature*
  • Greek and Roman Archaeology*
  • Intercultural Communications for Arabic*
  • Intercultural Communications for Japanese*
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Latin*
  • Linguistics
  • Medieval Studies
  • Museum and Curatorial Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science*
  • Popular Literature and Cultural Studies*
  • Sexuality Studies~
  • Spanish Language and Linguistics
  • Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures
  • Studio Arts
  • Theatre Studies
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing Studies*

*Available as a minor only; cannot be completed as a degree alone. ~Sexuality Studies is a joint program with Modern Languages and Literatures and Women’s Studies


  • Bachelor of Arts Honors (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Honors (BFA) (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Arts (3 Years, 4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honors (BA) with Honors Business Administration (HBA) from the Ivey Business School (5 Years)


  • Certificate in Business French
  • Certificate in Ethics
  • Certificates in Intercultural Communications for:
    • Arabic
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Spanish
  • Certificate in Practical French
  • Certificate in Practical German
  • Certificate in Practical Italian
  • Certificate in Practical Spanish
  • Certificate in Professional Communication
  • Certificate in Theatre Arts
  • Certificate in Writing
  • Certificate in Digital Spanish


  • Diploma in Business French
  • Diploma in Ethics
  • Diploma in Practical French
  • Diploma in Writing
  • Diploma in Professional Communication