A Social Sciences degree from Brock prepares you for a range of career options, and nurtures visionaries who will have great impact on advancing humanity and making the world a better place.
In the Faculty of Social Sciences, we encourage and support our students to develop a better understanding of how cultural, economic, political, psychological and social phenomena influence human behaviour.
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- Applied Linguistics
- Applied Linguistics: Teaching English as a Second Language (Co-op option available)
- Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
- Combined majors in Child and Youth Studies or English Language and Literature
- Certificates in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences or Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
- Minor in Applied Linguistics
- Child and Youth Studies
- Concurrent Child and Youth Studies BA (Honours)/B.Ed (Primary/Junior)
- Combined majors in Applied Linguistics, Geography, Psychology or Sociology
- Minor in Child and Youth Studies
- Economics (Co-op option available)
- Business Economics (Co-op option available)
- International Political Economy
- Combined major in Business, Computer Science, Geography, Labour Studies or Mathematics
- Minor in Economics
- Articulation agreement: Economics and Labour Studies (George Brown College)
- Minor in Environmental Sustainability
Through either a four-year Major or Honours degree, FPAC prepares students for a variety of interesting and engaging careers, including law, corrections, counselling, policing, criminology, policy analysis and administration, and advocacy.
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- BA/B.Sc Geography (Co-op option available)
- Concurrent BA Geography/B.Ed and B.Sc Geography/B.Ed
- Geography combined major with Biological Sciences, Child and Youth Studies, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics or Labour Studies
- Minor in Geography
- Tourism and Environment (Co-op option available)
- Tourism Management Stream (Co-op option available)
- Minor in Tourism Studies
- Labour Studies (Co-op option available)
- Combined major with Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology or Women’s and Gender Studies
- Certificate in Labour Studies
- Concentration in Labour Studies
- Minor in Labour Studies
- Articulation agreements: George Brown College agreements with Economics, History, Political Science or Sociology
- Political Science (Co-op option available)
- Public Administration (Co-op option available)
- International Political Economy
- Combined majors with Business or Labour Studies
- Concentration in Public Law
- Minor in Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Political Science, Public Policy and Administration
- Certificate in Public Administration or in Public Law
- Articulation Agreements: Paralegal (Seneca College); Political Science and Labour Studies (George Brown College)
- Psychology (Co-op option available)
- Combined major with Biology or Child and Youth Studies
- Critical Criminology
- Combined majors with Child and Youth Studies, Labour Studies or Women’s and Gender Studies
- Concentrations in Criminology or Critical Animal Studies
- Minor in Sociology or Critical Animal Studies
- Articulation agreements: Sociology and Labour Studies (George Brown College)
- Women’s and Gender Studies
- Combined major with Sociology
- Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies
- Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies
- Master of Arts in Applied Disability Studies (MA)
- Master of Applied Disability Studies (MADS)
- Graduate Diploma in Applied Disability Studies
Students in our MA, MADS and Diploma programs choose to specialize in either Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) or Leadership, Diversity, Community, and Culture (LDCC).
- Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Linguistics with a Specialization in Teaching English as a Second/Subsequent/Foreign Language (TESL)
- Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Linguistics (General)
Graduates of this professional program will be well-prepared to become TESL professionals, practicing in Canada or abroad AND/OR prepared for future graduate pursuits in fields related to Applied Linguistics, including Speech Language Pathology.
The study of Popular Culture focuses on the communicative practices and experiences of everyday life considered within their cultural, economic, political and social contexts.
Our program aims to facilitate society’s transition towards sustainability by offering high-quality graduate education. Enriching research and applied experiences, and engagement in problem-solving through innovative pedagogy.
Students are given the opportunity to work closely with the department’s nationally and internationally recognized faculty in small, seminar-style classes and in one-one interaction.
Our MA program provides opportunities to engage in intensive research training, and develop a critical and scholarly approach in each of our three focus areas: Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience, Lifespan Development, and Social & Personality Psychology.
Full-time and part-time study is available. We offer high-quality training in a collaborative, collegial, and supportive environment.
The program trains students in critical analysis of social justice and equity issues as related to processes and struggles associated with age, ability, gender, sexuality, racism, speciesism, the environment, class and other patterns of inequality.