Photo of Dr. Cheryl Collier, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Welcome to FAHSS

Dean’s Welcome Message:

Hello and welcome to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Windsor – or FAHSS, for short!

The University of Windsor sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie.  We respect the longstanding relationships with First Nations people in this place in the 100-mile Windsor-Essex peninsula and the straits – les détroits – of Detroit; and are grateful to have the opportunity to teach, research, work and live in this community. The journey toward Truth, Reconciliation, Indigenization and Decolonization is crucially important in our Faculty and we strive to work to achieve progress within and beyond the recommendations under the federal TRC and to support Indigeneity and Decolonization initiatives across campus and in our communities.

Our Faculty is the largest on campus with approximately 5,000 full and part-time students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  We offer over fifty degree programs and a wide range of unique undergraduate certificates and minors in the creative and performing arts, the humanities and culture, as well as, in the social sciences - home to accredited professional programs in Social Work and Psychology.

We pride ourselves in our student-centred approach that allows everyone who comes here the flexibility and support to create their own educational experience whether that be through combining programs and certificates or minors across different areas, taking a double-major degree program, or through immersion in some of our unique interdisciplinary and undergraduate and graduate research and creative activity experiences.  These include our Aeronautics Leadership program that offers pilot training alongside a university education; our one-of-a-kind Visual Arts in the Built Environment (VABE) arts-based architecture program; our popular Concurrent Bachelor of Education combined programs offered in cooperation with our Faculty of Education; alongside newly-created accredited co-operative education degree options in Psychology, Political Science, Communications, Media and Film, French, Spanish, Dramatic Art, History, and Philosophy to name just a few. I encourage you to peruse our website and drop by for a visit.  We are eager to help you discover your own unique career path and our friendly FAHSS advisors are ready and willing to help you plan your next steps!

As a member of our FAHSS family, you will not only gain an excellent education, but we also offer important opportunities for you to learn outside of the classroom and to develop life and employment skills including competencies in research and leadership to allow you to help solve the big picture problems of our time.  Undergraduate and graduate research opportunities – in our community and abroad - are readily available in FAHSS, alongside peer mentorship training and application.   We also recognize this training through our LEAD Scholar medallion program upon graduation.

We are here to support you in your journey toward the next chapter in your life!

Here in FAHSS, your success is our success.  We are excited to be a part of your academic journey, which will undoubtably be “FAHSSome!” 


Image of Dr. Cheryl Collier, (she/her), Dean of FAHSS, Professor, Political Science  Dr. Cheryl Collier (she/her)
Dean of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Professor, Political Science