Free your mind

Challenge what you've been told.

Challenge what you've been told.

Challenge what you've been told.

What does it mean to free your mind?

Do you accept the unspoken rules of society? What about the lessons you were raised with? Whether you ascribe or deny them, challenging what you've been told is a healthy way to ensure you can be rooted in your beliefs, carrying you forward through life with confidence.

If you already know you want to study at FASS, please apply!

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Still curious? Keep reading to see what our students, instructors, alumni and donors have to say about freeing your mind within FASS.

FASS graduate, Georgina Johnston

For Georgina, Indigenous history and culture are integral to freeing your mind. She recently graduated with a major in Indigenous Studies from FASS at SFU on her path to becoming an elementary school teacher.

Read the Q &A with Georgina →

FASS instructor, Sheri Fabian

For criminology instructor Sheri Fabian, freeing our minds is not possible without a decolonized curricula free from gendered or racialized comments. Her instruction and leadership is recognized and awarded locally and nationally.

Read about Fabian's award-winning instruction →

FASS graduate, Jonathan Mendel

To Jonathan, freeing your mind means challenging economic inequality and poverty-based stigma. He studied and graduated from psychology at FASS by applying psychological principles to his questions.

Read about Jonathan's journey →

How will you free your mind?

Study these areas at FASS.

Free your mind at FASS! With 23 departments, schools, and programs to choose from, you aren't confined to one area of study. Explore the subjects below to see what a free mind means in different contexts.

  • Economics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology

What courses can you take?

Get started with these.

Within our many departments, schools, and programs, there is an exciting array of courses for you. Learn about global citizenship from a variety of perspectives in the following courses (These are only a few of the 1,200 courses available to you once you are accepted as a student at SFU):

  • Cognitive Science 100: Exploring the Mind
  • Cognitive Science 110: Learning in Everyday Life: The Art and Science of Hacking your Brain
  • Economics 103: Principles of Microeconomics 
  • History 200: Making History
  • Philosophy 100: Knowledge and Reality 
  • Philosophy 105: Critical Thinking
  • Psychology 100: Introduction to Psychology I
  • Psychology 106: Psychological Issues in Contemporary Society
  • Psychology 109: Brain, Mind and Society

What will you do with your degree?

Your career future.

You've asked questions. You've discovered deeper questions to explore. You've studied them and earned your degree. Now what will you do? Our students have been successful in careers including, but not limited to:

  • Art Critic
  • Artificial Intelligence Assistant
  • Cognitive Education Researcher
  • Computer-Human Interactions Research Assistant
  • Critical Analyst
  • Cultural Diversity Consultant
  • Health and Lifestyle Columnist
  • Human Rights / Humanitarian Aid 
  • Journalist / Foreign Correspondent
  • Lobbyist
  • Neurologist
  • Psychiatric Assistant
  • Psychologist / Psychiatrist
  • Public Opinion Interviewer / Analyst
  • Social / Health Policy Researcher
  • Writer

Start shaping your future now.

Immerse yourself in the study of arts and social sciences to develop your intellectual and introspective side. Become empowered to understand the complexities of life.

Shape your future by asking your questions at SFU’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. 

Make meaning in your life.

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Apply by January 31 to start your studies in September 2021

Continue to explore your questions

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Considering applying but you have more questions?

Contact Kaitlan Davis, FASS's Recruitment, Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, at fass_rec@sfu.ca - she'll be happy to help you!

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