Social Sciences (HBA)


Whether you are considering law school, teaching, banking, government, consulting, or working for an international aid agency, the Social Sciences provide an excellent foundation through examination of the relationships between the individual, society and the environment. As a Social Sciences student, you might consider issues such as health care resourcing in Economics; study how decisions regarding health care are made by governments in Political Science; examine how cultural practices meaningfully impact the everyday political, social, economic and linguistic worlds of people across the globe in Anthropology; or study how cities are designed to improve accessibility, inclusivity and sustainability in Geography.

"What I learned from my first few years in university is that I enjoy learning about humans through different lenses. Through my academic programs, I can see the evolution of humans and how our society and culture has changed over the years. I am so happy to have this renewed passion and enthusiasm for my studies."
- Erika, 4th year, Major in English, Minor in French Studies, Minor in Anthropology

Programs & Requirements

OUAC Program Code: TMS
Approximate Grade Range: Mid to high 70s (based on six Grade 12 "U" or "M" courses, including English (ENG4U) or equivalent)
Find requirements to other common curricula:

  • Anthropology (HBA)
  • Criminology, Law & Society
  • Combined HBA Environmental Management/MSc Sustainability Management
  • Economics (HBA)
  • Economics & Political Science
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Environmental Management
  • Financial Economics
  • Geography (HBA)
  • History & Political Science
  • International Affairs
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability

Exciting Opportunities


World-class Faculty

At UTM, world-class experts teach their specialty areas. Our researchers make key contributions to science, social science, culture and humanities in Canada and globally. You can read about some of their exceptional work online.


Study Abroad

UTM Abroad offers short-term international experiences that will build your global awareness, connect you to a network of peers and give you a space to develop personally and academically.

Development Skill

Experiential Education

Experiential learning opportunities have been growing in number at UTM, and encompass many types of practical learning, or "learning by doing." Opportunities include community service, internship or practicum placement, and project research.