Admission & Program Requirements

The following are the Admission and Program Requirements for SASAH. This information can also be found in the Western Calendar.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance into the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities and completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in 3.0 principal courses including Arts and Humanities 1020E with a minimum grade of 75%, plus 2.0 additional courses, with no mark in these principal courses below 60%. 


Past first year, students must complete the following SASAH module for 6.0 courses:

2.0 courses from: Arts and Humanities 2200E, Arts and Humanities 2220F/G, Arts and Humanities 2230F/G, Arts and Humanities 2240F/G
0.5 course: Arts and Humanities 3380Y.
1.5 courses from: Arts and Humanities 3390F/G-3393F/G.
2.0 courses from: Arts and Humanities 4410E, Arts and Humanities  4490F/G-4493F/G, Arts and Humanities 4494W/X.

Language Requirement

1.0 course is required to fulfill the language requirement for graduation: any non-English language course at the 1000 level or above. This requirement can also be met by demonstrating fluency in a language other than English.

Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in a language course in their first year at Western.

Students who participate in the International Study experience at Rondine Citadel of Peace, in Arezzo, Tuscany, can have their courses counted towards their language requirement. For more information on this program, click here

The SASAH module cannot be taken on its own. It must be completed in conjunction with another Major
or Honors Specialization module in an Honors BA degree within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, or in a program offered by another faculty. 

Progression requirements:

A minimum cumulative modular average of 75% with no mark less than 60% in the courses of the module and a passing grade in each option.