ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Social Science: Commerce is a two-year pre-university DEC program that is designed to ensure that students acquire diversified skills through a well-balanced mixture of the social sciences and mathematics. By exposing students to the study of administration, economics, history, humanities, political science, psychology, and mathematics, they will be well equipped to advance to higher education in a broad range of commerce-related studies. Additionally, the program offers a solid foundation in research methods.
The Commerce profile, of the Social Science DEC, allows graduates to pursue university studies in disciplines related to commerce or the social sciences such as accounting, finance, human resources management, industrial relations, political science, economics, administration, law, marketing, supply chain management, and more.
In this program, you will focus primarily on:
- Mathematics and Accounting
- Business Communication
- Law and Politics
- Administration and Teamwork
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Nov 30* (Winter)
May 1* (Fall)
APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR
Jan 20* (Winter)
May 15* (Fall)
IS THIS FOR YOU?
The Social Science Commerce DEC program is an ideal study option for the student who wants to:
- Understand how organizations function
- Seeks solutions to resolve problems
- Wants to discover trends and topics in the business world
- Has a natural desire to be a leader
- Maintains an interest in mathematics and economics
- Would like to have an education that is well balanced between mathematics and general humanities studies
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
- Understand various aspects related to the field of administration: commerce, accounting, business psychology, and globalization
- Work in teams to develop your communication and leadership skills
- Developed critical analysis skills
- Develop skills that will provide you with a strong foundation for success in future university studies
- Communicate ideas in an articulate and clear manner
- Reflect on organizational, production, and decision-making issues
Visit the entrance requirements webpage for full details.
GOALS OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCE PROGRAM
By the end of this program, students will be able to:
- Distinguish the main facts, notions, and concepts related to the object of study, i.e., the human phenomena, from a disciplinary and transdisciplinary perspective
- Explain theories, laws, models, and schools of thought in relation to their authors and concrete situations
- Situate various issues related to citizenship in a worldwide context
- Demonstrate the qualities associated with scientific intellect and critical thinking as well as the skills required to apply the qualitative and quantitative methods used in the field of Social Science
- Use the necessary research and methods in order to pursue their studies
- Use appropriate information technologies
- Convey their ideas clearly and correctly in the language of instruction
- Read and understand basic Social Science documents conveyed in their second language
- Integrate the learning acquired throughout the program
Students at TAV are encouraged to learn and develop skills outside of the classroom by participating in the various clubs and associations offered at the College. Social Science students, actively studying politics and psychology, may be particularly interested in getting involved with the TCSA , our student government program. Through participating in the TCSA, you may learn about effective communication and teamwork, trust, strategic planning, organization functionality, and the democratic process among other things. The College also offers many other clubs and associations that students can engage with.
BILINGUAL STUDY OPTION
At TAV College, we offer students the option of completing their general education courses in French, while completing their program-specific courses in English. For example, if you want to study in the Science program with the bilingual option, you will be able to complete all your science-related courses in English. At the same time, your general education courses – language of instruction and literature, humanities, elective courses, and physical education – will be in French. Of course, the English as a second language course will be in English.
*Note that this option is only available for our pre-university DEC programs.
After the program?
Here are just a few of the many university program options that will be available to you upon obtaining your DEC in the Commerce profile of Social Science:
- Actuarial Mathematics*
- Applied Economy*
- Business and Finance*
- Civil Service
- Corporate Law
- Human Resources*
- Industrial Relations
- International Relations
- International Studies
- Investment Brokerage*
- Library Science
- Management Information Systems*
- Political Science
- Public Policy
- Secondary Education in Mathematics*
- Tourism and Hotel Management
The career paths that contain an asterisk symbol (*) signifies that this university program would require the completion of the Social Science math competencies, which are: Calculus I, Calculus II, and Linear Algebra.
Updated: August 10, 2022