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Bachelor of Social Sciences


Bachelor of Social Sciences

Course sequence | French Immersion

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In this three-year Bachelor of Social Sciences program, students cover the fundamentals of the social sciences while studying three specific areas of their choice in greater depth, including at least two of the following: anthropology, criminology, economics, political science, psychology, public administration, social work, sociology, and women’s studies. The Bachelor of Social Sciences is an excellent springboard to studies in law or education.

General admission requirements

Province Prerequisites Admission averages
Ontario English or Français 4U ± 75 %
Quebec – CEGEP English (603) or Français (601) ± 65 %
Quebec – Secondary V English or Français 84 %

Program highlights

  • A flexible option for students who are curious about various social science disciplines and who wish to gain insight into a multitude of fields while keeping their options open for graduate studies.
  • Many of today’s most compelling social, cultural, environmental and economic issues require interdisciplinary thinking and problem‑solving skills. Having a basic understanding of the fundamentals of myriad disciplines helps students build their versatility and capacity to work in a variety of fields.

Career opportunities

  • Program or project officer in government or community agencies
  • Administrative assistant
  • Teacher (requires a BEd)
  • Public servant

International opportunities

This program provides students with international opportunities as of their third year of study.

Course examples

The Bachelor of Social Sciences is also offered with a minor.


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