Please note that this program is under revision. Check this page in Fall 2022 for the most up-to-date information.

  • Application Deadline: 
    March 1
  • Profile Code: 
  • DEC in: 
    Social Science
  • Program Length: 
    2 years

Journey through Social Science at Dawson College by choosing the Travel and Tourism Studies Profile, the only profile of its kind in Quebec. Students and teachers are part of a unique learning community and build close relationships through following an itinerary that includes integrated learning experiences and sequenced classes.

I had passionate teachers who created outstanding learning environments for students. I understand more about geography and critical thinking.
— Anthony D.

What you will learn?

As a profile, Travel and Tourism Studies encompasses all of the knowledge and skills of the Social Science Program. Its distinctiveness comes from the particular themes, topics and lens of analysis related to geography and the human dimensions of tourism.Travel and Tourism Studies students learn about:

  • The human elements of travel, including immigration, global markets, travel industries and the diversity of our global populations
  • Canada’s place in the world from an international perspective
  • Subfields, such as ecotourism, leisure studies and 21st century transport

Where will this program lead you?

The Travel and Tourism Studies Profile is especially designed for students interested in pursuing university studies in a variety of fields, such as Transportation, Hospitality and Tourism, Marketing and Business, International Relations, Political Science and Geography. Following university, graduates may pursue careers in the foreign service, tourism management, international law (for travel), hospitality management, international development and corporate business development.

A DEC in Social Science offers solid preparation for a wide variety of university degrees in the Social Sciences as well as in fields such as Arts, Education and Law.

What else you should know?

The Travel and Tourism Studies Profile is very different from your high school geography classes. You will study a wide range of topics related to travel, including migration and immigration. This is the only DEC with a broad view of the social impacts of movement around the world in Quebec.

What do you need to get in?

  • A Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or academic background judged equivalent to the DES
  • Sec IV Mathematics - Cultural, Social & Technical option 563-414

Application Deadline

March 1

Last Modified: October 7, 2020