New program pending approval by the Board of Governors

Leadership and problem-solving using rigorous methodologies and analytical thinking

The Social Science program at Marianopolis is a two-year, pre-university program in which you explore societal organization, human behaviour and diversity, political and economic systems, social change, and our complex relationship with the natural world.

Choose one of four concentrations:


If you want to understand the why and how of human behaviour and society from different perspectives, if you have an analytical mind and want to solve the 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 an exciting pathway through a wide range of Social Science disciplines that together will help you build a more thorough and nuanced understanding of our 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 course introduces 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
Depending on your Social Science concentration, we offer you the option to take Calculus, Linear Algebra and advanced Statistics courses if you meet the Math prerequisites and grade requirements.

Enrichment option
Students from 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 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 courses and engage more deeply with their program through various activities including guest lectures, site visits, special seminars, and social events.

mENTERnopolis, the Commerce Mentorship Program, pairs Social Science students from any concentration interested in the world of commerce and law with alumni studying or working in business or law related fields. mENTERnopolis 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.

“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