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About Social Sciences at McMaster

Dean's Message

With the world changing so rapidly and seemingly unpredictably, there is no better time to study Social Sciences. Whatever field you choose, we pride ourselves on combining excellence and innovation in the classroom with global excellence in research. A degree in the Social Sciences provides you with the knowledge and tools needed for personal and career success, and to make a difference in our world.

A World of Possibilities

University is a time of discovery. Learning in the Faculty of Social Sciences, is about discovering what topics interest you and tailoring your academic path to match those interests.

There are over 260+ programs/combined programs in 12 Departments/Schools, college affiliated certificates, internship, and exchange opportunities.

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Find Your Career

Our graduates go to a number of exciting careers in a variety of areas including healthcare organizations, financial institutions, community service organizations, government offices and law enforcement.  The opportunities are almost endless.

Student Stories

Experience Makes a Difference

Experiential Education gives you practical experience through a unique combination of educationcareer planning  and community involvement.


L.R. Wilson Hall

McMaster’s new home for the liberal arts opened in 2016.  With state-of-the-art technology, L.R. Wilson Hall will change the way learning and teaching happens in the liberal arts. The $55.5-million facility includes:

  • high-tech, active learning classrooms
  • research spaces and labs
  • Indigenous Studies spaces including ceremonial areas, teaching gardens and cooking space
  • public gathering and community spaces

L.R. Wilson Hall