Why Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a variety of programs of study adapted to the realities of today's world, both in terms of the contemporary social issues studied and how they are matched to the job market. The courses and programs are available in Canada's two official languages, enabling both the Faculty and the University to provide you with an unparalleled opportunity: to study in English while benefiting from a bilingual environment. The skills acquired in the social sciences, particularly written and oral communication skills, are among the most sought after on the job market. Our Faculty attracts students from all regions of the country and abroad.

Victoria Barham, Dean

“You will discover a learning environment that inspires new ideas, and drives you to achieve academic excellence.”

Victoria Barham

— Dean

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French Immersion

Located in the heart of Ottawa, which is the national capital and an officially bilingual city, the University of Ottawa has been a bilingual institution for more than 150 years. Immersion students have multiple opportunities to learn French in a wonderful cultural context and an innovative learning environment whose efficiency and successfulness has been proven.
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Faculty of Social Sciences

Social Sciences Building
120 University Private
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5
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Office hours

In Person and Online
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)

The Social Sciences (FSS) and Vanier (VNR) buildings are open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.