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Social Sciences I

Choose Your Own Adventure

Explore Your Interests in First Year

First year in Social Sciences I is your the gateway to a degree program. Level I courses are designed to provide an overview of each discipline and to help you choose a program best suited to your interests.

You can choose courses from the 12 different departments in Social Sciences and other Faculties like Humanities and Sciences. In your first year you must take at least 18 units (six courses) of required Social Sciences courses. The remaining 12 units of courses can be chosen from Social Sciences or other Faculties like Humanities, Business or Science.

At the end of your first year, you'll decide which discipline or program you will specialize in. Most programs in the Faculty of Social Sciences require completion of 3 units of course work (one half-year course) in the discipline of choice and completion of a Level I program. This gives you the chance to try many different areas in first year so you can make the best choice for your program of study in upper levels.

Most programs have the option to be taken on their own, combined with another program, or as a Minor.