Message from Director
Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at SFU Surrey.
I was delighted to be asked by Dean John Craig to take responsibility for FASS programs at SFU Surrey as of September 1, 2011.
In Arts and Social Sciences you can begin your undergraduate career at SFU Surrey in a First-Year Experience (FYE) option which will help ease the transition to university and prepare you to complete a degree in any of the many major programs offered by the Faculty. Currently, there are several FYE options:
- Explorations, which provides a glimpse into the diversity of arts and social sciences: sample areas such as economics, sociology, psychology and political science, or humanities, history, the creative arts and cultural studies
- Crim One, for students intending to specialize in criminology
- Social and Behavoural Sciences First-Year Learning Community (FLC), for students interested in psychology, sociology, cognitive science or other social science discipline
- Global Issues FLC, for students thinking about world literature, international studies and history
The Surrey campus is home to our flagship Humanities program, World Literature, which reflects the extraordinary diversity of Surrey, where two-thirds of the population are first or second-generation immigrants. The interdisciplinary and cross-cultural curriculum of World Literature is on the cutting edge of scholarship on global literature, history, and cultural diversity.
SFU Surrey is also home to the new Police Studies concentration in the School of Criminology, the largest in Canada and an internationally recognized leader in criminal justice teaching and research. Last year the International Centre for Cybercrime Research opened, bringing together researchers from SFU, other Canadian and international universities, relevant government agencies, and private sector organizations to address issues related to countering criminal activity within cyberspace. At the graduate level, Criminology offers a Master of Arts in Applied Legal Studies (ALS) program, which provides the education and training necessary to produce professional notaries public for the Province of British Columbia.
The Master of Arts for Teachers of English (MATE) Program, also based out of SFU Surrey, provides a unique opportunity for English teachers in the elementary, secondary or college system to pursue advanced studies in English literature.
We invite you to visit Arts and Social Sciences at SFU Surrey, and to discover a fascinating breadth and depth of educational possibilities…
Director, FASS Programs at Surrey
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences