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Level I Courses

No matter which entry pathway you have chosen (Social Sciences I, Economics I or Health & Society I), you’ll have the opportunity to explore the diverse courses that are part of Social Sciences at McMaster University. This will help you determine your plan for Level II and above. Students in any of the three entry pathways can choose any Social Sciences degree option (subject to meeting pre-requisites).

What are the First Year Program requirements?

Regardless of Pathway, all Level I students have 12 units of electives, which may include additional courses from the Social Sciences or other Faculties (provided the prerequisites of individual courses are met).

Required Level I Courses by Pathway

Social Sciences I
18 units: Social Sciences Level I course list

Economics I 
6 units: ECON 1B03 and ECON 1BA3
0 - 3 units: MATH 1F03 (if MCV4U was not completed)
0 - 3 units: STATS 1L03 (if MDM4U was not completed)
3 units from: MATH 1A03, MATH 1LS3, MATH 1M03
6 - 9 units: Social sciences Level I course list

Health & Society I
9 units: Social Sciences Level I course list


Social Sciences Level I Courses

Course List 1 (introductory courses that provide entry into a degree program)

Course List 2 (courses available to Level I students but are not required for entry into a degree program)

To search for courses in other faculties, please visit:

McMaster Undergraduate Calendar 2020/21