Within the Social Science program (300.A0), students can choose the specific Honours Social Science profile (300.HG) :

Within this profile, students will be expected to participate in the following activities:

  • An introductory enriched course
  • Extracurricular activities
  • The Honours Social Science Seminar

Beyond the Marianopolis Social Science program objectives, the Honours Social Science diploma has been established to give our highly motivated students an opportunity to cultivate even further their passion for the Social Sciences. The Honours Social Science profile is designed for students with high academic standing. It offers enrichment and recognizes excellence. Honours Social Science students must maintain minimum grades to stay in the profile once at the College:

  • 85% overall average, and
  • No grade lower than 70%.

Honours Social Science students will be expected to participate in the following enriched courses:

  • An enriched Introductory course
  • The Honours Social Science Seminar (an advanced course reserved for Honours Social Science students).

Honours Social Science students must participate in nine Extracurricular Activities. Past events have included:

  • Politicians discussing their career path
  • Psychologists presenting the state of their current research
  • Lawyers talking about the realities of working in a Law firm
  • Former Marianopolis students sharing their experience in university and the job market
  • Journalists exploring potential career paths with students

We strongly encourage students to get involved and give suggestions of potential topics or people they would like to meet. In the past guest speakers have been invited based on student interest or initiatives:

  • Justin Trudeau, invited by the Young Liberals Club
  • Peter Trent, Mayor of Westmount, invited by the Young Executives Club
  • Brendan Kelly, journalist with CBC Radio and the Gazette

The Marianopolis Honours Social Science profile is specifically designed for students with strong interest in the social sciences, who are highly motivated, and who wish to engage in curricular and extra-curricular activities that will enrich their understanding of the social sciences.If you are a high school student with an overall average of 85%, simply select the Honours Social Science profile on the online application.

Honours Social Science students are encouraged to complete one of the college-wide certificates - Environmental Studies, International Studies, Law and Social Justice, Native Studies, Third World Studies, and Gender and Sex/uality Studies - for further enrichment.

Note: If you are applying to the Global Studies and International Affairs, Law, Society and Justice, or Psychology profile and would also like to participate in Honours, please email the Admissions team with your application number (seven-digit student number) before March 1. You must meet the minimum requirements for Honours Social Science.

Admissions Requirements

  • Prerequisite: No specific prerequisites beyond the general CEGEP entrance requirements
  • Grades
    • Overall average: 80%

NB Requirements for admission are subject to change based on the number of applicants and space available in a given program.