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Please Note: The undergraduate program in Social Science has now become the Interdisiciplinary Social Science program. New and transfer students please visit Interdisciplinary Social Science.

Study the relationship between culture, politics and the economy in Canadian and global contexts, while preparing for a career in a variety of fields, including social policy analysis, teaching, community-program coordination and human rights work.

Examine current public debates about social justice issues through intensive exposure to contemporary struggles in order to think critically about issues such as economic and social class disparities; work and health in local and global environments; race, racism, and anti-racism; gender and sexuality; education; and the relation of community, regional, national and global development.

In addition to fostering a strong theoretical understanding, the Social Science degree program is based on the belief that social analysis cannot be separated from social practice. As such, professors and many current students are actively engaged in the process of social change.

A solid grounding in research methods and theories, and building analytical skills prepares students to contribute to meaningful change in the world. Courses in the program focus on a broad range of issues such as the role of media, gender relations, institutions, social inequity and the legal system.

The Honours degree program is structured into five streams:

  1. Economy and Society
  2. Equity and Social Policy
  3. Equity and Culture
  4. Health, Work, and Society: Canadian and Global Perspectives
  5. Social Theory