Prospective Students

Explore vibrant educational paths

Explore vibrant career paths

Explore vibrant career paths

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) offers the most diverse array of topics available in any faculty at SFU, many of which complement each other well. You can combine programs in any areas in which you have an interest.

Each program will provide you with different perspectives and help you develop skills that will enrich your learning experience and prepare you for a successful career.

Learn more about what the departments and programs in FASS can offer you.

The Compass will help you to navigate the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS) at SFU, its departments and its programs.

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Have questions about attending FASS at SFU?

Your FASS peers, Jess and Shahvir, are here to answer your questions and help you out. Sign up to speak with us by phone or video ->


Shahvir is available to chat Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm.


Jess is available to chat Monday-Friday, 12-5pm. 

(Times specified are Pacific / Vancouver hours)

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Support along the Way

Our academic advisors will guide you in your program choices, help you plan your degree, and answer any questions that you may have. Our department advisors will advise you more specifically about our many program options. The Student Learning Commons can help you enhance your academic skills, and Career Services can support your career planning goals.

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Enhance your Education outside the Classroom

Bring your knowledge into the working world through a co-op placement, alternating study terms with terms of paid work related to your major or minor. Attend one of our partner universities through an international exchange, increasing your global awareness while working on your degree. Or, complete SFU courses abroad through a field school program.

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Endless Career Opportunities

FASS offers relevant and adaptable subjects that have real-world application. Our topics develop skills that transfer to exciting and dynamic careers.

Employers look for skills that are developed by studying Arts and Social Sciences, such as critical thinking and analysis, communication, creativity, and more.

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Connect with FASS

Due to current COVID-19 social distancing precautions, Arts Central has suspended all events and Engagement activities and has moved to online contact. We are working on new online opportunities for you to learn more about FASS and our programs.

Discover FASS: The on-campus visit

Bring your class to Simon Fraser University! Join us in showing your students the stimulating experience of being an undergraduate student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)!

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FASS in the Class: The off-campus visit

Bring Simon Fraser University and FASS to your classroom! We have a roster of highly successful FASS graduates who are keen to share their research and career journeys with your students.

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What do students have to say about FASS?