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At McMaster, we are committed to discovering and improving the world around us. There is no better time to study in Social Sciences. We are delighted to have you join us.
At McMaster we are committed to discovering and improving the world around us.
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McMaster consistently ranks as one of the world’s and Canada’s top Universities.
First year students can choose to study in three entrance programs. Explore your interests while you consider which one of our programs suits you best.
Social Sciences I
Explore diverse courses and areas of study offered in the social sciences.
Apply critical thinking and problem solving to some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Health & Society I
Learn to examine health and illness through the lens of social sciences.
HOW TO APPLY
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Your journey to McMaster in 10 easy steps. From applying, to accepting your offer and joining us on campus!
Dates & Deadlines
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English Proficiency Requirements
The language of instruction at McMaster University is English.
There are specific English Language Proficiency tests accepted by McMaster, along with minimum score requirements.
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Transcripts & Documents
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We're here to help
Welcome! I’m Nicole, a Recruitment and Academic Advisor for the Faculty of Social Sciences. My role is to help you make a great transition to undergraduate student life in our Faculty. I also help ensure all of our Faculty’s international, Economics I and Health and Society I students have a positive experience.
I’m a McMaster University Honours Sociology graduate (2018). I also recently completed my master’s degree in Immigration and Settlement. Coming to Canada can be a very intimidating process, but I can help you feel at home on campus. I’m here to answer any questions you might have about life in Hamilton, courses or even how to prepare for winter. No question is too small!
When you’re here, you can take part in special events to help you feel part of our community. Some of these events include:
- Personal check-ins
- Level I study groups
- Level II program choice workshops
- Social activities
Are you interested?
What I liked most was the diversity of experiences offered by the many different areas of sociology taught by the department. I was able to tailor my learning to the areas of sociology which were of the most interest to me, while still being confident that the core courses of the program would provide me with the theoretical and practical foundations of the discipline.
By completing a double major in the Faculty of Social Sciences, specifically in Religious Studies and Sociology, my worldview quickly expanded as I began learning about diverse communities, belief systems, theories, and perspectives.
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES & COURSE OUTLINES
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Social Sciences Careers
A degree in the social sciences can set you up for future success. Find out what a social science degree can do for your career.
McMaster Social Sciences Society
Enhance your undergraduate experience in Social Sciences.