Social Sciences: Individual and Society

DEC | 300.A3
DEC - Social Sciences & Education | 300.A3 | Social Sciences: Individual and Society

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 is subdivided into three profiles: global vision, 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.

Program availability
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.

Sucess Plan

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

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.

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

In this program, the use of a laptop computer is highly recommended. Students are encouraged to have their own laptop or purchase one before beginning their studies. 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: WIFI 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)

  • 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)
  • 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)

* Le collège se réserve le droit de remplacer certains cours.

This program leads to a Diploma of College Studies (DEC).

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.