We offer General, Major and Honours programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The general degree offers the most flexibility but is not recommended if you plan on pursuing a graduate degree in sociology or a related discipline. The Major degree involves taking a full year of introductory sociology, plus courses in research. See Department's Mission Statement for the Undergraduate Program.
What will you learn while taking a Sociology degree?
Our program offers comprehensive training in research methodology, sociological theory, and oral and written communication. A sociology degree will allow you to acquire skills thatare extremely valuable in today's job market, such as how to conduct social research and communicate research findings, and how to analyze social issues and policies.
Careers for sociology graduates
Sociology graduates have excellent and diverse employment prospects. They can be found in academic, managerial, policy planning and research positions in the private and public sectors nationally and internationally.
Careers pursued by our graduates include:
- Working in social services
- Designing and evaluating social policies and programs
- Teaching sociology at various levels
- Working with local and international non-profit and non-government agencies
- Human resources management
- Working with independent research and polling firms
- Public sector research careers with Statistics Canada and Census Canada
A sociology degree is also an excellent preparatory degree for future post-secondary study, including law school, as well as MA and PhD programs in Public Administration, Business Administration, Sociology, and Demography.
What did they do with a Bachelor's Degree?
Read more in the newest brief from the ASA (American Sociological Association)'s Research and Development Department: Mixed Success: Four Years of Experiences of 2005 Sociology Graduates.