The admissions requirements for Social Sciences 1 are currently:
- English 4U
- plus 5 U or M courses
- 78% or higher
Entry requirements for the Faculty of Social Sciences vary depending on each individual’s academic history. The Office of the Registrar lists all requirements based on academic background.
Declaring Your Social Psychology Major in Year 2
All Social Sciences students start in the Level 1 program. You will apply for the Social Psychology program in year 2.
- Students must complete any Level 1 program, including Psychology 1X03 (or 1F03) and Sociology 1A06.
- Students must complete Social Psychology 1Z03 with a grade of at least C.
- For more information about the Social Psychology program, check out the undergraduate calendar.
The degree will serve you well in any career where an understanding of interpersonal dynamics and individuals in their broader social contexts would be an asset.
It will also provide you with skills in the areas of critical thinking, effective writing and presentation, problem-solving, working with qualitative and quantitative data and analysis.
"One of the many things that make the Social Psychology program at McMaster special is the openness in the faculty. I was able to have those often avoided conversations about race, discrimination, and “other-ing” while in the Social Psychology program at McMaster. My time at McMaster taught me that those avoided conversations are not only important to have in academia, but also important to have in society at large."
“I think my biggest accomplishment during my undergrad would be leading tutorials for Social Psychology 1Z03. Through this teaching assistant experience, I developed and reinforced my leadership capabilities, while elevating my comfort with public speaking. To me, being able to positively impact students’ learning with the insight I’d accumulated over the course of four years at Mac is something I’m very proud of.”
"One thing I really like about my program is that it gives me the option to do a wide variety of careers once I graduate. I have the option to go to grad school, professional school, or get a job right after graduation depending on what I'm into!"
"What I like about the Social Psychology program at McMaster, is that it allows me to take a variety of different classes, ranging from Japanese Buddhist Studies, all the way to the Sociology of Sexualities!"
"After researching numerous psychology programs in grade 12, I came across McMaster's Social Psychology program. Its unique approach to understanding how individuals develop, behave, and interact in group and societal settings really caught my eye and I was instantly sold. Now, in my fourth year - I couldn't be more thrilled with how the program has progressed, the variety of course selection, and the sincerity of our professors."