Arts and Social Sciences

  • The largest faculty on campus, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is home to about 5,000 students.
  • Through our Gateway Program, we offer an alternative admission path to high school graduates identified as able to succeed at university, yet disappointed by their final high school results.
  • The Discovery Program allows students to explore their options at university before declaring a major of study.
  • All first-year students receive communication proficiency through the Foundations of Academic Writing courses.
  • All of our social work programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Association of Social Work Education.
  • The MSW/JD is a dual-degree program for students to obtain a law degree and a master’s in social work a full year sooner than pursuing them separately.


1 The Jackman Dramatic Art Centre

  • The Jackman Dramatic Art Centre includes dedicated spaces for training in movement, acting and voice, as well as the Studio Theatre for student and community projects.
  • University Players mounts six productions each season, presenting the best of Canadian, contemporary and classical theatre.

2 Music

  • Our nine ensembles run the gamut from the Chamber Choir to the Jazz Ensemble to the New Music Workshop for composition and performance of interdisciplinary works.

3 LeBel Building

  • The School of Visual Arts provides an interdisciplinary learning environment featuring in-depth studio production.
  • The Visual Arts and the Built Environment program, offered in cooperation with the University of Detroit Mercy, allows students to pursue architectural studies at the end of three years.