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Learn to Interpret the Human Experience from a Christian Worldview

Social Science education at Providence combines our strong programming in Psychology and Sociology. You’ll learn to understand people, culture and society, both in terms of the human condition in which people live and the human experience of life. Professors will help you characterize the various methods and theoretical perspectives pertaining to Social Science, combined with a Christian worldview. Upon graduation you’ll have a grasp of how individuals, groups and societies materialize, behave and alter, and you’ll be uniquely positioned as a believer working in the world.

There are three tracks available: Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology.

4 Years
Bachelor of Arts
Social Science Advanced Major
4 Years
Bachelor of Arts
Social Science Honours Major
3 Years
Bachelor of Arts
Social Science Major
Combine with any Major
Minor
Social Science

For Entrance into the Social Science program

A Social Science major is comprised of three concentrations (each 15 credit hours) of the following: Anthropology, Psychology or Sociology.

The prerequisite for entry to the Social Science major or Social Science advanced major is a grade of "C" or better in any 3 credit hour course in the two selected Social Science concentrations. For students who have taken additional courses toward the major, a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses, excluding failed courses.

For entry to the Social Science honours major students must have 45 credit hours of accumulated academic credit, with 18 credit hours in Arts and Sciences including 6 credit hours of introductory courses in the two social sciences selected as concentrations and a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Program Tracks

  • Anthropology
    • Analyze the study of people in the context of their whole culture, society, and history, and the collective forces that shape human life and behaviour.
  • Psychology
    • Engage with the study of people - their mental and emotional processes and other internal source of human life and behaviour.
  • Sociology
    • Encounter the intersections of people, social structures and norms and other external influences on human life and behaviour.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

  • Statistics for the Behavioural and Social Sciences
  • Social Science and Christianity
  • Research Methods
  • Courses in Sociology, Psychology or Anthropology

Dennis Hiebert, Ph.D. (Program Coordinator)Professor of Sociology

Val Hiebert, Ph.D. (Cand.) Assistant Professor of Sociology

Morgan Mulenga, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology

Brianne Collins, Ph.D. (Cand.) Assistant Professor of Psychology

Graduates build careers in Christian counselling, human rights advocacy, non-profit development and social work. Others pursue graduate studies.