Discover yourself by learning more about others
Most of us don’t live on a deserted island. As human beings, we are one of nature’s most social animals, creating complex structures for ourselves like economy, religion and class. When you study Social Sciences at Trent, you’ll seek to understand the nature of people and society, unlocking new data that holds a mirror up to the world. By pushing the boundaries of our understanding of what it means to be human, you’ll help give a voice to communities that traditionally haven’t had one and shine a light on the blind spots within our society.
Social Sciences Degree Programs: Choose Your Own Adventure
Pursue your passion and explore what interests you. Choose to major in one area of expertise, or take advantage of Trent’s flexible joint degrees, combining a program in the Social Sciences with a degree in Humanities or Science.
Popular Undergraduate Social Sciences Courses
Culture and Food
Social Work & Aging
Indigenous Contemporary Music
Causes of War
Poverty Politics & Protest
Sociological Perspectives on Homelessness
Gender, Sexualities & the Law
Expand Your Skills
- Enhance your ability to communicate effectively through writing and public speaking.
- Develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and advanced organizational skills.
- Broaden your outlook on social and cultural issues and global events.
- Advance yourself as a social scientist by collecting, interpreting, and evaluating data.
Make A Difference in Your Community
Why wait until graduate school to make your mark? Participate in a community-based research project working directly with local museums, not-for-profits and arts organizations.
Check Out Trent’s Current Community-Based Research Projects.
Get Career Boosting Experience
- Accomplish hundreds of hours of hands-on professional work experience, with internships at corporate and not-for-profit organizations.
- Travel the world performing field work or participate in a study abroad program.
- Get your hands dirty on a global scale through Trent’s international archaeological field schools.
- Develop your Nishnaabemowin, Cree or Mohawk language skills.
Did You Know?
Students who graduate with a Social Sciences degree earn an average salary of $61,900.
Source: 2016 Education Policy Research Initiative study
Where can Social Sciences at Trent take you?
Check out these successful alumni!
“Trent puts you out into the field, and you apply everything that you’re taught. Not only that but you get direction from [professionals] who show you what to do on the job, teaching and mentoring you to put the theories you’ve learned into action.”
— Vipin Chandra Narra '17, Business Administration student