Students are able to study a wide range of arts and social sciences courses allowing them to gain an excellent foundation in a variety of areas and choose the area of study they wish to specialize in when they progress to SFU.
Teaching methods designed for international students
Smaller class sizes (Just 36 students max per lecture)
Additional contact time with your lecturers
Large choice of degree options when you transfer into second year at SFU
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UTP Stage II: Arts and Social Sciences is equivalent to the first year of SFU's Bachelor of Arts degree. It provides the foundation for further study in many areas such as economics, English, international politics, film and video studies, political science, psychology, linguistics and criminology. UTP Stage II will help you choose the area in which you wish to specialize for your Bachelor of Arts.
UTP Stage II: Arts and Social Sciences
Entry to second year at SFU
Potential career paths
Choose at least seven courses from the following options:*
Brain, Mind and Society
Canada since Confederation
East/West (World Literature)
Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to International Politics
Introduction to Issues in Literature and Culture
Introduction to Politics and Government
Introduction to Psychology I
Introduction to Psychology II
Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
Introduction to the Description of English Grammar
Literature across Cultures
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
The Social History of Canada
The Wonder of Words
Choose up to three courses from the following options:
Behaviour in Organizations
Calculus for the Social Sciences I
Contemporary Health Issues
Explorations in Mass Communication
Global Perspectives on Health
Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Communication Studies
Introduction to Computer Design
Introduction to Computing Science and Programming I
Introduction to Computing Science and Programming II
Bachelor of Arts
Areas of study:
First Nations Studies
Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
Latin American Studies
For more information on SFU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, visit fass.sfu.ca.
There are an endless number of career opportunities available to Arts and Social Sciences graduates. More than half of all advertised positions that require a university degree do not specify a required degree discipline. The reason is that a university education, and especially a university education in Arts and Social Sciences, is as much about skill development as it is about content, and the skills you develop in Arts and Social Sciences are highly valued by employers.
Possible Career Paths include:
You must complete a minimum of 30 units at FIC and have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 upon completion of your UTP Stage II to be guaranteed transfer to the SFU programs listed above. Course offerings and required courses may change without notice. *A student advisor can help you choose appropriate courses to satisfy SFU entry requirements.