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The Faculty of Social Sciences is committed to expanding global and local impacts through research excellence.

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Step by step guide on how to apply for a major, including admission requirements, program selection guide, dates and deadlines for applications.

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Discover the Social Sciences at McMaster University

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Human evolution, variation, and classification especially through measurement and observation


How individuals, organizations and governments compete for, divvy up, and make choice about scarce resources.

Geography & Environmental Studies

The relationships between people, places and the planet

Health, Aging & Society

The unique challenges and opportunities health and aging has on our global societies

Indigenous Studies

Experience the richness of Indigenous knowledge and cultures

Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition

Interdisciplinary research and teaching on globalization processes and their complex effects in various political economic, socio-cultural, geographical, discursive, and temporal contexts.

Labour Studies

An interdisciplinary field of study distinguished by its focus on work and workers' organizations

Political Science

Branch of knowledge that deals with systems of government; the analysis of political activity and behavior

Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

The scientific study of the brain and behaviour

Religious Studies

Multi-disciplinary, secular study of religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions

Social Psychology

Social interactions, including their origins and their effects on the individual

Social Work

The understanding and transformation of injustices in social institutions


The study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society

Water Without Borders

A collaborative graduate program in water, environment and health between McMaster University and the United Nations University – International Network on Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)

Experiential Education

Enriching undergraduate education through fostering unique approaches to learning

Mohawk Certificate

Enhance your degree with practical and applied skills that will prepare you for the ‘real-world’

Faculty Office

The knowledge and tools needed for personal and career success, and to make a difference in our world

Social Science Society

A student run organization with the goal of enhancing the experience of Undergraduate Social Sciences