Arts and Social Sciences

Key information

  • Progress to the 2nd year of a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University.
  • There are an endless number of career opportunities available to Arts and Social Sciences graduates. More than half of all advertised positions that require a university degree do not specify a required degree discipline. The reason is that a university education, and especially a university education in Arts and Social Sciences, is as much about skill development as it is about content, and the skills you develop in Arts and Social Sciences are highly valued by employers.
  • Your instructors during the pathway are highly qualified and certified to ensure students have the very best preparation for the demands of higher education in Canada. Each program area offers small class sizes, diverse courses, and volunteering opportunities. All of which combined, maximize the learning opportunities, growth of creativity, and the student’s passion.
  • Vancouver has something for everyone. This is why it is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best cities. Whether it’s a cosmopolitan nightlife, rich cultural attractions or unparalleled access to nature, elevate your life in the 3rd most livable city in the world.
  • A dedicated Student Success Team will ensure you're supported as you transition to life in Canada from Japan, both inside and outside the classroom.

English language entry requirements

IELTS: 5.5; 4.5 RWLS

Academic requirements

GPA: 2.5; Y3: 4 Subjects




January, May, September

BA Anthropology

BA Anthropology and Archaeology

BA Anthropology and Communication

BA Anthropology and Criminology

BA Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

BA Anthropology and Sociology

BA Archaeology and Indigenous Studies

BA Business and Economics

BA Business and Psychology

BA Business, Philosophy and the Law

BA Cognitive Science

BA Computing Science and Linguistics

BA Criminology

BA Criminology and Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

BA Criminology and Psychology

BA Economics

BA English

BA English and Communication

BA English and French Literatures

BA English and Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

BA English and Global Humanities

BA English and History

BA French

BA French and Global Humanities

BA French, History and Politics

BA Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

BA Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and Psychology

BA Global Humanities

BA Global Humanities and Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

BA History

BA History and Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

BA History and Global Humanities

BA Indigenous Studies

BA Indigenous Studies and Linguistics

BA International Studies

BA Labour Studies

BA Linguistics

BA Linguistics and Anthropology

BA Philosophy

BA Philosophy and Global Humanities

BA Philosophy and Health Sciences

BA Political Science

BA Political Science and Economics

BA Political Science and Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

BA Psychology

BA Sociology

BA Sociology and Communication

BA Sociology and Criminology

BA Sociology and Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

BA World Languages and Literatures

BA World Literature and History

BA World Literature and International Studies