Program News

New Programs

Western is delighted to announce the introduction of the following new degree, diploma and certificate programs. For more information, visit the Western website.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

  • New Modules in Modern Languages and literatures:
    • Minor in Intercultural Communications for Arabic
    • Minor in Intercultural Communications for Japanese
    • Certificate in Intercultural Communication for Arabic
    • Certificate in Intercultural Communication for German
    • Certificate in Intercultural Communication for Italian
    • Certificate in Intercultural Communication for Japanese
    • Certificate in Intercultural Communication for Spanish

Faculty of Science (Medical Sciences)

  • New Subject Area and and an Honours Specialization in "One Health" introduced in collaboration with the faculty of Social Science
  • New Honours Specialization in Microbiology and Immunology with Pathology

Faculty of Science

  • New Program in Western Integrated Science (WISc) which includes the following modules:
    • Honours Specialization in Integrated Science with Biology
    • Honours Specialization in Integrated Science with Chemistry
    • Honours Specialization in Integrated Science with Computer Science
    • Honours Specialization in Integrated Science with Earth Sciences
    • Honours Specialization in Integrated Science with Environmental Science
    • Honours Specialization in Integrated Science with Genetics
    • Honours Specialization in Integrated Science with Mathematics
    • Honours Specialization in Integrated Science with Physics
    • New Honours Specialization in Biodiversity and Conservation

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • New Honours Specialization in Health and Aging

Program Changes

Name Changes

  • The Minor in Gender, Sexuality and Culture has been renamed the Minor in Sexual Studies
  • The Minor in Feminist Theory has been renamed Minor in Feminist, Queer, and Critical Race Theory
  • The Honours Specialization in Art History and Criticism has been renamed the Honours Specialization in Art Hisory and Museum Studies
  • The Honours Specialization in Visual Arts has been renamed the Honours Specialization in Art History and Studio Art
  • The Major in Visual Arts has been renamed the Major in Art History and Studio Art
  • The Minor in Visual Arts and the Minor in Art History and Criticism have been withdrawn
  • The Minor in Art History and Studio Art has been introduced
  • The Honours Specialization Modules in French Language and Literature, French Linguistics and Literature and French Language and Linguistics have been replaced by the Honours Specialization in French Studies
  • The following combined degree programs have been withdrawn, with the last eligible students being admitted to the Faculty of Law in September 2018:
    • Kinesiology (BA)/JD
    • Media, Information and Technoculture (BA)/JD
    • Political Science (BA)/JD
    • Computer Science (BSc)/JD

Admissions Updates

Please see the reminders and recommendations below.

Social Science 

  • Required 4U/M:
    • ENG4U
    • Specializations and Majors in Psychology require a first-year university math course, therefore any 4U math is highly recommended for this program.
    • Math is helpful as a preparation for Sociology and Geography programs.
    • Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) are required for all Economics modules.
    • Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) and Physics (SPH4U) are highly recommended for the BSc in Psychology - see Westen's Calendar.

Kinesiology

Required 4U/M courses:

  • ENG4U
  • SBI4U

Recommended 4U/M courses:

  • A 4U-level math and 3U or 4U physics is recommended to prepare for senior Kinesiology subjects in biomechanics, reserach methods and statistics.
  • It is strongly recommended that students interested in the BSc take an additional science course from: Chemistry SCH4U (strongly recommended), Calculus and Vectors MCV4U, Advanced Functions MHF4U, Physics SPH4U or Computer and Information Science ICS4U. Chemistry SCH4U is a prerequisite for first year Chemistry courses.