About SFU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)

SFU's largest & most diverse faculty

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) offers a variety of interdisciplinary programs, allowing you the flexibility to pursue an education that aligns to your goals and interests. Arts programs enrich your learning experience and prepare you for a successful career.



Arts and Humanities 
Social Sciences

Times Higher Education – World University Rankings 2023

As the largest faculty at Simon Fraser University, FASS comprises some 30 per cent of the student body. Learn more about what makes FASS so vibrant, diverse and engaging, and find out how FASS equips students with the knowledge and opportunities they need to develop a robust career.

Discover FASS departments and programs

The interdisciplinary nature of a FASS degree allows students to explore topics based on their interests and strengths as they progress through their degrees. Learn more about the programs available in FASS.

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Explore FASS


With more than 12,000 undergraduate students and 750 graduate students annually, FASS is the most diverse faculty at SFU. Learn more about what FASS departments and programs can offer you.

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Our nationally and globally renowned scholars ask complex questions, explore society's critical issues, and continuously push boundaries through their research and community collaborations.

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As part of Canada's engaged university, FASS engages with the community in a multitude of ways. From community-based research to public lectures, FASS thrives amidst community.

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FASS boasts over 300 world-class research faculty. From award-winning writers to leading-edge researchers, teaching is one of the pillars upon which FASS prides itself. 

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Year in Review

Find out even more about what makes us special! Check out our Year in Review page to learn more about what happened in FASS this past year — from our many accomplishments in research and academic excellence, to faculty recognition, students and alumni, community engagement and more. 

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