Social Science

TH-Social Science FRThe Social Science program offers a broad-based pre-university program which enables students to study, from many perspectives, aspects of human society and behaviour as well as how we influence the world around us. Students have the opportunity to explore how our society works including, but not limited to, the understanding of human evolution, how people vote, factors in economic growth, causes of war, religious rituals, human population trends, mental illnesses and cross-cultural awareness. This preparation combines studies in general education and social science disciplines. The program’s greatest advantage lies in the depth and breadth of knowledge and the understanding that students acquire. Graduates of this program will be well prepared for university studies in broad range of fields related to Social Science including Commerce.

Program Information

WHERE SOCIAL SCIENCE CAN TAKE YOU!

This program is designed for students who wish to furthur their studies or pursue careers in fields such as Advertising, Anthropology, Broadcasting, Communications, Counselling, Criminal Justice, Ecology, Education, Environmental Studies, Economics, Geriatrics, History, Journalism, Labour Relations, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Recreation, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Studies and other diverse areas of study. The Commerce profile allows students to continue in Accounting, Administration, Management, Marketing or other business-related fields.

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WHAT DISTINGUISHES THE PROGRAM OFFERED AT JAC FROM OTHERS LIKE IT?

The Social Science program offers a highly flexible approach to social sciences, giving students the opportunity to choose the profile which best suits their specific interest(s) while maintaining a broad-based education in social science disciplines and in research methods. Combined with highly qualified teachers and innovative pedagogy, this program equips students with solid academic and research skills.

Students will have the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive understanding of research methods, strategies for evaluating reliable sources and the opportunity to complete a major research project in the Integration in the Social Sciences course in their final semester.

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF… 

You are hard-working, motivated student who is eager to understand the world around you. In particular, this program is well suited for students with a keen interest in developing interpersonal relations, effective oral and written communication, analytical and critical thinking and most importantly, a drive to understand society, past, present, and future.

Profiles and Certificates

SOCIAL SCIENCE PROFILES

General Social Science profile: This is our most open and flexible profile, allowing students the largest course choice. In addition to the compulsory courses in Economics, History, Methodology and Psychology, students in this profile can choose courses from any of the Social Science disciplines.

Mathematics profile: Designed for students who enjoy mathematics yet wish to select from a variety of Social Science subjects, students in this profile must complete Calculus I, Calculus II and Linear Algebra. Prerequisite: Math TS5 or SN5.

Commerce profile: Designed for students interested in studying commerce, management, economics or any business-related field at university. Students in this profile must complete Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra, Introduction to Business, Microeconomics, plus one additional business course. Prerequisites: Math TS5 or SN5.

Psychology profile: Designed for students interested in pursuing psychology studies at university. Students in this profile must complete Advanced Quantitative Methods in Mathematics, Human Biology and two Level 2 Psychology courses. Students select this option at the end of their second semester.

For complete list of courses, please view the Course Calendar.

SOCIAL SCIENCE CERTIFICATE IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND SPORT STUDIES

Social Science students, regardless of profile, have the added option of choosing to select courses which qualify them for a Certificate in International Studies or a Certificate in Sport Studies. For more information on the courses which qualify for these certificates please consult our online Course Calendar or email the coordinators at international.studies@johnabbott.qc.ca or sportstudies@johnabbott.qc.ca.



CEGEP ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A Secondary School Diploma which includes:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction, Secondary 5 Second Language, Secondary 4 Mathematics, Secondary 4 Science and Technology or Secondary 4 Applied Science and Technology, Secondary 4 History and Citizenship Education.

OR a Secondary School Vocational Diploma which includes:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction, Secondary 5 Second Language, Secondary 4 Mathematics. 

OR Applicants who have not studied in Québec must have education deemed equivalent by the College.

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES

This program has specific prerequisites.

  • Social Science ~ Sec. IV Mathematics Cultural, Social and Technical Option
  • Social Science with Math ~ Sec. V Mathematics Technical & Scientific Option or Sec. V Mathematics Science Option
  • Social Science Commerce ~ Sec. V Mathematics Technical & Scientific Option or Sec. V Mathematics Science Option


 

HOW DO I APPLY:

John Abbott College is affiliated with the Service régional d’admission du Montréal métropolitain (SRAM) and uses its online application service.
The application deadline is March 1 (Fall semester) and November 1 (winter semester). Warning: The documents and payment must be submitted by the deadline.

Program start: Fall and Winter

To apply:

  • Complete the online application at http://sram.omnivox.ca
  • Select John Abbott and the program of your choice along with the corresponding SRAM program number:

– Social Science: 300.30
– Social Science with Math: 300.31
– Social Science Commerce: 300.32

  • Upload any necessary documents directly to your online application.

Students whose prerequisites are more than five years old should contact the Admissions office.

ADMISSIONS OFFICE
514 457-6610 x5361, 5355 & 5358
admissions@johnabbott.qc.ca

SOCIAL SCIENCE
dean.socialscience@johnabbott.qc.ca