Social Sciences Programs

How do revolutions start? What is the relationship between the environment and economy?  How does language contribute to ethnic identity?  These and other issues that involve the inter-relationship between the individual, society and the environment are explored by students of social science.

The following is a list of programs of study students can apply to at the end of their first year. Courses demarcated with a (J) mean they are jointly listed under both Humanities and Social Sciences.

For more details in each of these programs visit our calendar.

  • African Studies (J)
  • American Studies (J)
  • Anthropology (General)
  • Anthropology (Society, Culture and Language)
  • Archaeology
  • Asian Geographies (jointly offered with National University of Singapore)
  • Canadian Studies (J)
  • Caribbean Studies (J)
  • Contemporary Asian Studies (J)
  • Creative Expression and Society (J)
  • Criminology and Sociolegal Studies
  • East Asian Studies (J)
  • Economics
  • Education and Society (J)
  • Employment Relations
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Ethics (J)
  • Environmental Geography
  • Environmental Studies
  • Equity Studies (J)
  • Ethics, Society, and Law (J)
  • European Studies (J)
  • European Union Studies (J)
  • Forest Conservation
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Health Studies (J)
  • Human Geography
  • Indigenous Studies (J)
  • International Relations (J)
  • Latin American Studies (J)
  • Material Culture (J)
  • Peace, Conflict and Justice
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy
  • Renaissance Studies (J)
  • Science and Society
  • Semiotics and Communication Studies (J)
  • Sexual Diversity Studies (J)
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies (J)
  • Urban Studies
  • Women and Gender Studies (J)


Learn more about the Faculty of Arts & Science by reading our Viewbook


First Year