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DEC in Social Sciences - Individual and Society (profile 300.A3)

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DEC | 300.A0 | DEC in Social Sciences - Individual and Society (profile 300.A3)

The Social Sciences - Individual and Society DEC program is designed to prepare students for a wide spectrum of university programs by exposing them to diverse disciplinary perspectives on humankind and our world. In doing so, students will develop their scientific curiosity as well as the rigorous learning strategies necessary to succeed in their university studies.

The program allows students to acquire a solid education focusing on the human being, through subjects such as biology and sociology, with a particular emphasis on psychology. Opening the door to many university programs, the individual and society profile allows students to identify, analyse and deepen their knowledge of the fundamentals of psychology while examining contemporary social issues of local and international importance.

The program has three profiles: Civilization and Citizenship, International Studies, and Individual and Society. The first allows students to acquire a solid social science education with a focus on international realities; the second consists of a general education program that introduces students to the fundamental principles of management, along with the prerequisite mathematics courses needed for several university profiles; and finally, the third profile satisfies the prerequisites for university psychology and educational psychology programs.

As of now, at LaSalle College, students have the option to study in both French and English. It is our bilingual option.

Bilingual Option

Expand your horizons by following between 25 and 40 % of your classes in the second language.


Students have the opportunity to travel for their project synthesis.

Success Plan

A variety of tools are available to favour both your educational and professional successes.


  • At the Montréal campus

Real-time remote learning

  • Training provided entirely in distance mode, with a teacher and in real time (synchronous)
    • Semesters 1 to 4: two presences required on campus per semester for a maximum of 15 weekdays

The three profiles in the Social Sciences program focus on interculturalism. Their goal is to invite students to see themselves as citizens of the world. The emphasis is on intercultural education and responsible citizenship.

This program leads to a Diploma of College Studies (DEC) in Social Sciences (300.A0), recognized by the ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES).

  • Psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • International relations
  • Philosophy
  • Religion

Have obtained a Secondary School Diploma (DES) and completed the following program prerequisite:

  • Mathematics CST 4 (or Math 416)


Have obtained a Professional Studies Diploma (DEP) and completed the following courses:

  • Language if Instruction from Secondary V
  • Second Language from Secondary V
  • Mathematics CST 4 (or Math 416)


Have obtained an equivalent education or an instruction deemed sufficient. Every case will be analysed by the College.

  • Introduction to Sociology (45 h)
  • Quantitative Methods (60 h)
  • Human Biology (45 h)
  • Introduction to Western Civilisation (45 h)
  • Introduction to Psychology (45 h)
  • Research Methods in Social Sciences (60 h)
  • Introduction to Global Economy (45 h)
  • Culture and Ethnicity (45 h)
  • Social Psychology  (45 h)
  • Quebec Society (45 h)
  • Applied Quantitative Methods (45 h)
  • Mental Health (45 h)
  • Culture and the Media (45 h)
  • Globalization (45 h)
  • Integration Activity (45 h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute certain courses.

  • 3 Physical Education courses (90 h)
  • 3 Humanities courses (150 h)
  • 4 Language and Literature courses (240 h)
  • 2 Second Language courses (90 h)
  • 2 complementary courses (90 h)

This training is offered in English, in French or as a bilingual option. Please consult the Bilingual options section for more details.

The use of a laptop computer is highly recommended (learn more). Standard or student license software must be installed when requested by teachers.

The following features are required for PCs or Macs:

  • Processor: Intel I5 minimum
  • Memory: 8 GB recommended
  • Hard drive: 500 GB minimum
  • Screen: 14 inches minimum
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi and LAN
  • Ports: minimum of one USB 3.0 port

We recommend purchasing an external numeric keyboard if your laptop does not already have one.

Required software: Office Suite for Windows or Mac (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).