Majors

These majors are available only to Social Science students. They each contain courses which, although part of the basic curriculum, are specifically designated for students following a major program. In addition to their courses, students must also take part in special activities, and attend special lectures, which include guests who work in fields related to the students' interests. These Majors are listed on the college application form.

300.33 Child Studies Major

Students who complete a Major in Child Studies will have developed knowledge and critical thinking about issues relating to the development and education of children. This Major prepares students for university studies in any Social Science discipline but is especially designed for students interested in pursuing university studies in Primary and Secondary Education, Social Work, or Child Psychology. A student who graduates with a Major in Child Studies will have a better understanding and appreciation for the sociological and psychological aspects of a child's development and education such as the role of society and family in that development and learning process and the role, place and importance of children in society.

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300.35 International Studies Major

Students who complete a Major in International Studies will have developed knowledge and critical thinking about international issues in Social Science. This Major prepares students for university studies in any Social Science discipline but is especially designed for students interested in pursuing university studies in International Development, Humanitarian Law or Human Rights or students who would like eventually to work in settings such as the United Nations or other international profit and non-profit organizations. A student who graduates with a Major in International Studies will have a better understanding and appreciation for how cultures, religions and economies intersect and interact, how racist, sexist and ethnocentric prejudices are constructed, and how humanity adapts to and also threatens the many varied but connected and shared physical environments around the world. There is also the possibility for students to take part in a study trip after their third semester. This trip is usually in a Central American Country.

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300.34 Law and Society Major

Students who complete a Major in Law and Society will have developed knowledge and critical thinking about law and justice issues in Social Science. This Major prepares students for university studies in any Social Science discipline but is especially designed for students interested in pursuing university studies in Common Law, Civil Law, International and Humanitarian Law, Criminology, Politics, Public Policy or other aspects of the justice system. A student who graduates with a Law & Society Major will have a better understanding and appreciation for the Canadian, Québec and international legal systems and the historical, sociological, psychological and economic aspects of crime and justice issues. Students who wish to go to Law School are advised that law schools rarely accept students directly from CEGEP. Most require a bachelor's degree.

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300.33 Psychology Major

Students who complete a Major in Psychology will be prepared for university studies in Psychology, Counselling, Education, Law, Criminology or Social Work. Some students who major in Psychology will go on to become professionals in the field, which requires at least a Master's Degree. Psychologists have career opportunities in clinics, hospitals, schools, private practice, prison systems, business settings, social services, and college and university teaching.

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300.34 Sport and Leisure Studies

Students who complete a Major in Sports and Leisure Studies will have developed knowledge and critical thinking about the role of sports and leisure activities in society and in Social Science. This Major prepares students for university studies in any Social Science discipline but is especially designed for students interested in pursuing university studies in such fields as Youth Service, Employee Recreation, Outdoor Education & Recreation, Commercial Recreation or Therapeutic Recreation in settings such as municipal, provincial and federal parks, youth service agencies, rehabilitation centers or leisure service agencies. This Major may also appeal to students who wish to combine their academic education with their passion for sport. A student who graduates with a Major in Sports & Leisure Studies will have a better understanding and appreciation for the psychological, sociological, geographical and anthropological aspects of sport and leisure activities in human society.

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