Social Science Academic CounsellingWestern Social Science

Breadth Requirements

Social Science students need at least 1.0 course from Category B or C in first year and at least 1.0 course from Category B and 1.0 course from Category C for graduation.

Category A

Social Science

Anthropology, Economics, Dimensions of Leadership, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Management & Organizational Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies

Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary

American Studies, Canadian Studies, Childhood and Social Institutions (formerly Childhood and Family Relations), Dance, Disability Studies, Digital Communications, Education, Family Studies, Global Studies, Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Kinesiology, Linguistics, Media and the Public Interest, Media, Information and Technoculture, Nursing, Rehabilitation Sciences, Social Justice and Peace Studies*, Social Science, Transitional Justice.

Various

Business Administration, Foods and Nutrition, Human Ecology, Law, Music, Social Work, Thanatology

Category B

Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature and Culture, Digital Humanities, English, Film Studies, French Studies, Intercultural Communications, Italian Studies, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Speech, Theatre Studies, Theological Studies, Visual Arts History, Visual Arts Studio, Western Thought and Civilization, Women's Studies, Writing**

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Category C

Engineering

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Science, Green Process Engineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Software Engineering

Medical Science

Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Chemical Biology, Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical Biophysics, Medical Health Informatics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, One Health, Pathology, Pathology and Toxicology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Physiology and Pharmacology

Science

Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Astronomy, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Differential Equations, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, History of Science, Integrated Science, Linear Algebra, Materials Science, Mathematics, Physics, Planetary Science, Science, Statistical Sciences

Various

Communication Sciences and Disorders, Financial Modelling

Note: 
*Students who completed Childhood and Family Relations, International and Comparative Studies, and Linguistics prior to September 1, 2007 are permitted to graduate with these courses recognized as Category B.
** Writing courses restricted to English as a Second Language students (e.g., Writing 0001F/G, 0002F/G, 1021F/G, 1022F/G) do not qualify as Category B courses.

Breadth Requirements for Graduation
Departments and Programs offering upper-year courses also are assigned to only one of the three Categories. At least 1.0 course must be chosen from each of the three categories in the lists shown under “Breadth Requirements for First Year” shown above.