Social Science

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Nicolas is a successful Economics student (Dean’s Honour List) and varsity athlete (Western Mustangs Defensive Line). He attributes his success to using all of the resources available to him – from coaches to faculty members to academic counselling – so he can optimize every minute of his busy schedule. What will your experience be like at Western?

Discover your student experience

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, giving students the opportunity to critically analyze others' arguments, identify artifacts and animal bones and interpret data.

Study what you love

View complete list of programs and degrees:

Areas of Study

  • American Cultural Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology and Biological Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • DAN Management
  • Democratic Governance
  • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience - BSc
  • Economics†
  • Environment and Culture*
  • Environment and Health
  • Feminist, Queer & Critical Race Theory*
  • Financial Economics
  • Geographic Information Science (BA and BSc)
  • Geography
  • Geography and Commercial Aviation Management
  • Global Economics
  • Global Gender Studies
  • Global Justice
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Relations†
  • Jewish Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Middle East Studies
  • Physical Geography
  • Political Science
  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics - Economics concentration (PPE-E)†
  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics - Politics and Philosophy concentration
  • Psychology (BA and BSc)†
  • Public History*
  • Refugee and Migrant Studies*
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • 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.
†Can be combined with the Ivey Business School.


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) (3 Years, 4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) (4 Years)