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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.

Discover yourself

Explore what topics interest you and then tailor your degree to your interests.

There are over 260+ program combinations. You can...

Programs

Career potential

Our graduates get great jobs in:
  • healthcare;
  • finance;
  • community service;
  • government;
  • law enforcement;
  • and more.  
The opportunities are almost endless.

Testimonials

Changing the way learning and teaching happens in the liberal arts

McMaster’s new home for the liberal arts, L.R. Wilson Hall, opened in 2016. The $55.5-million facility includes:
  • high-tech, active learning classrooms;
  • state-of-the-art research labs;
  • research spaces and labs;
  • Indigenous Studies spaces including ceremonial areas, teaching gardens and cooking space;
  • public gathering and community spaces;

L.R. Wilson Hall

Experience Makes a Difference

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

Internships