Student Testimonials

Brad Keslick

Brad Keslick

“What intrigued me about Social Psychology was the small program size, program-specific content, and exploration of Psychology and Sociology as their own independent programs…The benefit of my program allowing for broad fields of study meant I had options when I graduated.” Read more about Brad

Natasha Dao

Natasha Dao

“I recently graduated from the Labour Studies program with a minor in Geography and Earth Studies. Right out of school I was hired by the City of Hamilton as their Youth Engager…The Social Sciences program is unique because of how much flexibility it gives in first year.” Read more about Natasha

Your Classes

Most degree programs in the Faculty require only one or two 3 unit (one term) courses to apply. This means there can be many potential outcomes from Level I.

SOC SCI 1SS3 – Inquiry in the Social Sciences

SOC SCI 1SS3 is taught in small seminar classes of about 30 students and provides an opportunity for students to learn how to ask good questions, search out and evaluate evidence, develop well-reasoned conclusions and present their outcomes to the class.

This class provides valuable foundational research and writing skills. Research has shown that students who complete SOC SCI 1SS3 receive higher grades in university courses, complete their degrees on time and are more likely to obtain Dean’s Honour List standing.

Recent SOCSCI 1SS3 topics include:

  • Human and Animal Trafficking
  • Wealth, Poverty & Welfare State
  • The Problem with Gender
  • Conspiracy Theories

SOC SCI 1T03 – Life, the University and Everything

SOC SCI 1T03 is taught in the fall term, with a goal to help new students develop the most crucial skills and habits needed to success during their adjustment to university. By taking SOCSCI 1T03, students will develop a much stronger sense of their academic interests and goals.

These classes both provide valuable foundational skills. Research has shown that students who complete these courses receive higher grades in university courses, complete their degrees on time and are more likely to obtain Dean’s Honour List standing.

Learn more about Social Sciences I requirements.

After Level I you will further develop your academic interests. The Faculty of Social Sciences offers three and four-year Bachelor of Arts and four-year Bachelor of Social Work degrees. You can choose from one (or two) of our innovative programs:

McMaster / Mohawk Affiliated Certificates

Through our partnership with Mohawk College, you can earn a college certificate while completing your degree. Earn a Mohawk College certificate in one of the following areas:

    • Business Studies
    • Disability Management
    • Leadership and Management in the Not-for-Profit Sector.
For a full list of courses that can be available in this program, please consult the academic calendar.