Social Science and MusicSocial Science and Music is a three-year, double-concentration program in which students earn two CEGEP diplomas: one in Music and one in Social Science. In each of the six semesters, students take courses from the General Education component, from the Music program and from the Social Science program.

The Double DECs are designed for students who:

  • want to pursue their music studies but wish to broaden their knowledge and experience in another field
  • know they want to pursue one field at university but want to continue studying a broad range of subjects
  • are not yet sure which area to pursue at university but want to keep their options open by completing two diplomas.

Students who wish to pursue the social sciences and maintain and develop their expertise in music, should choose the Social Science and Music Double DEC. This program keeps your options open at university, especially if you are not sure yet what area you wish to pursue after CEGEP.

The double concentration in Social Science and Music prepares you for studies in the Music and Social Science fields, including Administration, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, General Arts, Education, Law, and Social Work, among others.

For more information on the special features of the Marianopolis Music program, including its facilities, instruments, auditions and prerequisites, please visit the Music information pages. For further information on the second concentration, please refer to the Social Science page.

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the basic entrance requirement for admission to Marianopolis College, the Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies, students applying for admission to the Social Science and Music program must meet specific requirements:

  • Prerequisite: No specific prerequisites beyond the general CEGEP entrance requirements
  • Grades
    • Overall average: 73%
    • Arts program average (no Science or Math courses): 74%


  • Pre-audition during the months of November to January. Sign up for a pre-audition.
  • Placement tests in March
  • Final Audition in March

Semester Snapshots


• English
• Physical Education
• Principle Instrument I
• Music Literature I
• Ear Training and Theory I
• Research Methods
• Western Civilization
• Introduction to Psychology

• English
• Physical Education
• Principle Instrument II
• Music Literature II
• Ear Training and Theory II
• Macroeconomics
• Quantitative Methods
• Optional Intro

• French
• Humanities
• Large Ensemble and Complementary Instrument I
• Music Technology
• Ear Training and Theory III
• 2 Optional Intros

• French
• Physical Education
• Complementary
• Large Ensemble and Complementary Instrument II
• Ear Training and Theory IV
• 2 Optional Uppers

• English
• Humanities
• Principle Instrument III
• Music Literature III
• Small Ensemble and Complementary Instrument III
• 3 Optional Uppers

• English
• Humanities
• Complementary
• Principle Instrument IV
• Music Literature IV
• Integrative Project
• Optional Upper

For Music/Social Science with 1 or 2 Math, please check the Course Calendar.