Message from the Dean

Faculty of Social Sciences

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences at Brock.

We are home to a vibrant group of scholars engaged in cutting-edge research. Our Faculty includes traditional social science disciplines such as economics, geography, political science and psychology, as well as interdisciplinary fields such as child and youth studies, business communication, media and communications, social justice and equity studies, and tourism and the environment.

We have a growing reputation for research and we remain true to Brock's commitment to excellence in teaching and close contact between students and faculty members. Our introductory courses combine small group seminar instruction with larger lectures. Nearly all of our senior-level courses are small seminars, which allow for significant interaction with instructors and other students.

In our Social Sciences programs, you will learn to think critically and argue persuasively. You will gain important job-related skills in methods of research, and data analysis and interpretation. You will understand how cultural, economic, political, psychological, and social phenomena influence human behaviour. You will gain the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to live an informed life, and to make your communities and the world a better place.

I invite you to explore our many programs. You can get directly from our website to the departments and programs in the Faculty of Social Sciences for specific information. For more information, please contact me at 905-688-5550 x3425, by mail (Office of the Dean of Social Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2S 3A1, Canada), or by email (

Thomas Dunk
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences



Thomas Dunk, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

Thomas Dunk, PhD