Information for Future Students in the Faculty of Social Science

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Social Science has a variety of different modules to build a degree and a large selection of courses from American Studies, Anthropology, Commercial Aviation Management Program, Economics, Geography and Environment, History, Indigenous Studies, International Relations, Linguistics, DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies, Migration and Ethnic Relations, Neuroscience, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theory and Criticism, Transitional Justice Program, and Women’s Studies and Feminist Research.

Admission requirements vary based on where you are applying from.

Visit the Admissions Office page for specific details about admission requirements.

Prospective Students

Discover the opportunities available through Western Social Science. Read about how Social Science can help you develop your career skills, find out about the work of our researchers and learn about the Western Student experience.

Teachers and Counsellors

Grade 12 math is not a prerequisite for admission to the Faculty of Social Science from high school (except for the BMOS program), however, students planning to pursue Economics or Psychology programs should consider taking math in Grade 12. Please visit Math Requirements for Social Science Programs for more information.


Western makes every effort for each student to achieve their academic plans and enjoy their student experience across campus. There are some excellent resources for parents to assist in this transition as well. Please visit Parents for more information.