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Social Science is the scientific approach to the study of people, societies, cultures, and institutions. Our social science program prepares you for success in university studies. You will explore and explain human behaviour, social relationships, and institutions, in terms of functions, power, and perception.

CÉGEP Heritage College Social Science graduates are ready to pursue further studies in:

  • Administration
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Program takeaways

University ready

Our graduates gain valuable research, writing, and analytic skills to help them succeed in university and life. 

Knowledgeable consumers of information

Our program focuses on critical thinking and assessing sources of knowledge. As a Social Science graduate, you'll be able to apply the qualitative and quantitative methods of research that are used in the field of social science. You will be able to explain theories, laws, models and schools of thought in relation to concrete situations in a world-wide context. 

Broad knowledge-base

As a social science generalist, you'll understand human behaviours and our current and historical relationship to our cultural, political, physical, and social environment. You'll be able to reflect on questions surrounding the human phenomenon and citizenship in the context of globalization from a disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective.

Career and study opportunities

As a graduate of the Social Science program, you will be well prepared to pursue any Social Science university program that you are interested in. Some of your choices include:

  • journalism
  • social work
  • criminology
  • commerce
  • environmental studies
  • law
  • education
  • urban planning
  • child studies

The social science program was an eye-opening journey for me, and helped me realize my specific interests. It allows you to sample many diverse disciplines, as well as have the freedom to explore subjects deeper through electives. The amazing professors support you through the entire process, and make classes an enthusiastic and interactive experience. Overall I feel that I have been given the proper tools to face the next chapter of my life, university.

Elsa van Blokland

2020 Graduate in Social Science

Social Science was a last minute decision for me, but it's one of the best one I've made in my life! Thanks to a great variety of classes and passionate professors, I figured out what I want to do with my life and me some of the most amazing people in it.

Shannon Vezina

2019 Graduate in Social Science

The social science program provided me with the academic foundation, which led me to completing my undergrad at the university of Ottawa, where I became interested in pursuing a career in law. Heritage was an excellent starting place for me. I enjoyed the smaller campus, where I was able to know everyone and where the professors were kind and patient with the students.  (Photo: Kenya-Jade Pinto)

Caitlin Tolley, Algonquin from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Quebec

Legal Counsel, Indigenous Justice Division

Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario

Social Science Graduate 2010