The Social Science program is being updated. Check this page later in the Fall 2022 semester for the most up-to-date information.

Social Science is a two-year, pre-university program that lets you explore the origin, institutions and laws of the world that humankind has created. Social Scientists are interested in people and how they interact with one another and their environment. They are the politicians, psychologists, historians and lawyers who better understand our world and tackle its many challenges. On the Commerce side, the focus is more on business — the role companies play in society and how business ethics and corporate governance shape our world.

Social Science gives you a wide range of choices and allows you to learn to analyze, think critically and conduct research, which are essential skills at university and in the workplace.

Read more information about the Social Science program presented during our Virtual Open House.


The Social Science program provides a dynamic learning environment that focuses on your success – success at the college, at university and in your future career.

Marianopolis attracts highly motivated students and gives them the training and personal attention that foster success. Your teachers are available to you throughout the term and they are experts in their field, from lawyers, accountants and ad-agency professionals, to clinical psychologists and historians.

Our classes are varied, which gives you the opportunity to explore various fields of study before you reach university. You can choose one of our profiles, which allows you to specialize and create interesting links between the subjects you are focusing on.

As a Marianopolis Social Science student you will be part of an engaged group of students. Marianopolis is the only school of its kind where classes stop twice a week so that students can have free time to pursue their passions. Our students have fun preparing for Business Case Competitions and they perform extremely well. They have the chance to participate in clubs like Model UN, Global Brigades or help others on one of our humanitarian missions. Many of our graduates say that their best memories were of the friendships they made in the many activities outside the classroom that only Marianopolis offers.


You can also participate in a certificate in Environmental Studies, Gender and Sex/uality Studies, Law and Social Justice, Indigenous Studies or Third World Studies.

When you choose the Social Science program at Marianopolis, you apply into one of nine profiles, each of which leads to a Social Science diploma and all of which open many doors at university. Each profile lets you focus on one area that interests you; at the same time all profiles are broad enough to give you a general education in a range of related subjects.


“I heard horror stories about how difficult the teachers are and how students would give you the wrong notes just so they would do better than you in that class. Boy were the stories wrong, I loved my professors and their eagerness to help! The student body at Mari was exceptional. I was told that it was every man for himself, in reality everyone wanted to see their fellow colleagues succeed. Some of my dearest friends I made at the college started off as a fellow student I was assigned to for a project.”

Tara Small ‘13, Social Science - General


A DEC in Social Science gives you a solid foundation that prepares you for university studies in virtually all programs in the Arts and Social Sciences.

Social Science related fields

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Civil Service
  • Criminology
  • Demography
  • Ecology
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Government
  • History
  • Journalism and Broadcasting
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Urban Planning

Commerce-related fields

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Mathematics
  • Administration
  • Banking
  • Business and Finance
  • Corporate Law
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Relations
  • Investment Brokerage
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

Want to know more?

If you have questions about the Social Science program, please contact:

Jean-Michel Cohalan
Social Science and Commerce Department Chair and Program Coordinator
514.931.8792, ext. 365

For more information on applying

Admissions Office
514.931.8792, ext. 300