Welcome to Western

Social Science



Student Life

Participate in traditional programs as well as interdisciplinary programs that combine ideas from a number of related areas of study.

Learn from world-renowned faculty members who have received national research and teaching awards. Our professors teach using a variety of methods including small group discussions, community involvement opportunities and multimedia interaction. For example, Lisa Hodgetts, a professor in Anthropology, uses course assignments and hands-on labs to bring her Arctic-based research into the classroom.

Get Involved

Internships
Gain hands-on experience through a 10-week, paid summer internship.

International Experiences
Study, volunteer and work abroad. To date, our students have taken courses in more than 20 different countries.

Student Clubs
Gain leadership experience and develop networking skills through departmental student clubs, or participate on student council with members from all constituents of the Faculty of Social Science including department representatives, members-at-large, sophs and first-year students.

Student Journals
Publish your work in one of our departmental undergraduate journals.

Visit the Faculty of Social Science website for more information.

Programs

  • American Cultural Studies
  • American Studies
  • Animal Behaviour**
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology and Biological Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Economics
  • Environment and Culture*
  • Environment and Health
  • Feminist, Queer & Critical Race Theory*
  • Financial Economics
  • First Nations Studies
  • Gender, Sexuality and Culture*
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Geography and Commercial Aviation Management
  • Global Economics
  • Global Gender Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Jewish Studies
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Linguistics
  • Middle East Studies
  • Neuroscience**
  • Physical Geography
  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics - Economics concentration (PPE-E)
  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics - Politics and Philosophy concentration
    (PPE-P)
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public History
  • Refugee and Migrant Studies*
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Sociology of Population, Aging and Health
  • Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction*
  • Urban Development
  • Women’s Studies

*Available as a minor only. Cannot be completed alone as a degree. **Programs housed in other Faculties in which we participate.

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts Honors (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Science Honors (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Arts (3 Years, 4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honors (in Geography,Political Science, Psychology, Urban Development, Women’s Studies or one of the three Honors Specializations in Economics) with Honors Business Administration (HBA) from the Ivey Business School (5 years)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honors in Political Science with Juris Doctor (JD) from the Faculty of Law (6 Years)