Leadership and problem-solving using rigorous methodologies and analysis

The Social Science program at Marianopolis is a two-year, pre-university program in which you will explore a wide variety of disciplines and develop new methodological and research skills that together will help you build a more thorough and nuanced understanding of our world. Learn about social organization, human behavior and diversity, political and economic systems, social change, international trade, decision-making, and our complex relationship with the natural world. 

Choose one of four concentrations:

300.C1 or
300.C2 with Math



300.L1 or
300.L2 with Math

Students in all Social Science concentrations can apply to Honours after their first semester and are selected based on their academic standing and a letter of intent. The Honours Distinction in Social Science offers students the opportunity to expand their educational experience through enriched curricular and extracurricular activities. Students in the Honours Distinction are enrolled in enriched sections of certain Social Science and/or Mathematics courses and engage more deeply with their program through various activities, including special guest lectures, site visits, group seminars, and social events.


If you want to understand the why and how of human behaviour and social change from different perspectives, if you have an analytical mind and want to solve the social, political, economic, and environmental problems you see in the world, if you are a leader who wants to make a difference in your community, if you are a young entrepreneur or an aspiring lawyer, then Social Science at Marianopolis is for you.



  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Mathematics
  • Administration, Management
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • History
  • Human Resources
  • International Relations, Diplomacy
  • Journalism, Broadcasting
  • Law
  • Marketing, Public Relations
  • Political Science
  • Psychology, Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Urban Planning


The Social Science program offers a unique and exciting pathway through a wide range of Social Science disciplines to help you build a more thorough and nuanced understanding of our complex world. Our faculty from 10 different disciplines are eager to share with you what they've worked on, researched and written about, and to help you answer the questions that intrigue you most. Not only will you develop important analytical and methodological skills that will prepare you for a broad range of university programs, you will learn to become a more self-driven learner and an empowered and informed global citizen.

Multidisciplinary and integrative 
Our tight-knit Social Science faculty work closely together to ensure that students experience a highly integrative and fulfilling program of study. We are proud of our collaborative community of learning. Our new team-taught Multidisciplinary Thematic courses introduce students to Sustainability and Citizenship from multiple perspectives, enabling them to explore and address various contemporary issues using a collaborative and integrated approach.

Math options
Core Social Science and Law, Society and Justice each offer a version without Math courses or prerequisites, and a version with Math courses (Calculus and Linear Algebra) and prerequisites. Human Behaviour has no Math prerequisites, but offers optional Biology and Applied Statistics courses. Commerce has mandatory Math courses and prerequisites.

The Social Science Mentorship Program pairs Social Science students from any concentration with Marianopolis alumni studying or working in social science, business or law related fields. The program aims to cultivate lasting bonds between students and alumni and to provide students with guidance and skills that help them succeed as students, as professionals and as global citizens.

Note: This video was produced in 2021 and reflects the Social Science program offered at the time. 

“Coming from a French high school, I was the only one of my friends to make the transition to English studies. I can now gladly state that my expectations of Marianopolis were exceeded in every way. I have maintained my older friendships while building new ones that will last a lifetime. My classes were full of students who were ambitious, balanced and kind”


Want to know more?

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

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

For more information on applying

Admissions Office
514.931.8792, ext. 300