Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Waikato was established in 1964 as Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences. And although Arts faculties have been around for hundreds of years, the School of Social Sciences was the first of its kind in New Zealand. Both Schools have continued to be major players not only in the education of thousands of students on and off campus, but nationally and internationally through their research and collaborative links with overseas universities and private and state organizations. In 1998, the merger of the two Schools of Studies was proposed by the Vice-Chancellor.
The purpose of the merger was to bring about synergies in teaching and research, with the possibility of further joint courses and team research; and to also bring about efficiencies. 1999 marked the culmination of the merger between the Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences into the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. And apart from combining the 947 Humanities students with the 1,628 Social Sciences and 376 Language Institute students, a number of other changes also resulted.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, despite being the only Faculty of campus, also has the largest number of students at the University of Waikato and offers an enviable list of subjects and qualifications. These range from Foundation Studies, Bachelor degrees, graduate diplomas and postgraduate diplomas, honors and masters qualifications, through to PhD.
Campus of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Waikato –
Waikato has the most beautiful campus in the country. All their first-class facilities are in one location, building a strong sense of community. Students will find Waikato has a laid-back and easy atmosphere.
Facilities at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Waikato –
- Computer Facilities
- Disability Services
Student Life at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Waikato –
Students are supported through a range of services and excellent pastoral care and the size means with student’s names, and not numbers. From student academic support to on-site health services, counseling and budgeting help. Their commitment is to support students through university.