Why choose the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa?

Are you looking for a collaborative learning environment that inspires new ideas, encourages creative ingenuity, and drives you to achieve academic excellence? Do you want to acquire the skills you need to have a meaningful impact on the people in your community and beyond? Here are a few more reasons to choose the Faculty of Social Sciences:

Victoria Barham

"You will discover a learning environment that inspires new ideas, and drives you to achieve academic excellence."

- Victoria Barham

Relevant disciplines, critical skills

Learn how to interpret social and economic trends and study the underlying connections between systems, populations, societies and countries.

Rewarding, hands-on learning

Participate in learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom:

  • Develop your problem-solving skills and make a concrete contribution by proposing an idea, approach or intervention to a social problem through a course with a social innovation perspective.
  • Take part in courses that lift you out of the ordinary, such as Walls to Bridges, which brings incarcerated students and non-incarcerated students together to study and to understand the complexities of criminalization and the correctional system.
  • Contribute to debates and discussions on your discipline and get published! The Undergraduate Journal of Politics, Policy and Society, a university journal, publishes undergraduate student works to give them a hands-on experience in publishing and research.
  • Apply the knowledge you learned in class to the real world through the CO-OP program.
  • Acquire intercultural and international experience through a field research course or an international internship.
  • Make a difference and build your leadership skills by participating in volunteering activities through the Centre for Global and Community Engagement. Check out the videos featuring student testimonials about their unforgettable learning experiences.

The key to your success

The team at the Office of Undergraduate Studies will support you at every step: academic counselling, creation of a success plan, course registration, program modifications and eligibility criteria, and assistance for any other important decision that you need to take as a university student.

At the Mentoring Centre, student mentors draw on their own experiences and solid training to give you training on time and stress management, procrastination and motivation, note taking, relaxation, visualization and exam preparation.

Admission Scholarships

At the Faculty of Social Sciences, effort and excellence are recognized! While admission scholarships are awarded automatically based on your pre-university academic results, other scholarships and bursaries recognize the leadership and commitment of students in their studies and extracurricular activities. Details of all admission scholarships and bursaries.

Hundreds of scholarships and bursaries are also available during your studies. Apply for as many as you wish using the Online Scholarship and Bursaries tool, accessible through uoZone. Application deadlines vary.

By choosing to study at the Faculty of Social Sciences, you are signing up for an unrivaled student experience. Your education will prepare you for your future career or whatever direction you take.

Victoria Barham
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

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