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Department of Anthropology

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Undergraduate Studies

Pursue undergraduate studies in Sociology with a three or four-year Bachelor’s degree, or give yourself an edge in the marketplace by adding a Sociology minor to your studies.

Graduate Programs

A graduate experience that fosters close mentorship with faculty members who are leading scholars in the fields of Gender, Sexuality and Family; Political Sociology, Social Movements and Policy; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; Social Inequality; Social Psychology; and Sociology of Work and Occupations.

About Us

Discover the Department of Sociology. We are one of the largest departments on campus. The outstanding quality and diversity of our department is one of our greatest strengths.


The department has close to 25 members. There is a strong research focus and we pride ourselves on the impact of our research. Our dynamic research program covers a wide range of sociological and interdisciplinary research.

Sociology Speaker Series: Friendship in Crisis

The Department of Sociology invites you to "Friendship in Crisis" by Dr. Daniel Coren, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, McMaster University.
Oct 19, 2020

The Future through Ancestral Lenses

Dr. Vanessa Watts (Paul D. MacPherson Chair in Indigenous Studies) along with panelists Zoe Hopkins (Film maker and writer), Dr. Jeremy D. Green (scholar and teacher) and Marianne Nicolson (activist and artist) will be hosting a discussion on how ancestral language shapes worldview and how they see challenging times through the ancestral lens.
Sep 02, 2020

2020 SSHRC Insight Development Grants announced

This year, the Faculty of Social Sciences had a 67 per cent success rate in the SSHRC Insight Development Grants for early-stage research projects. This rate far exceeds the national success rate and speaks to the high quality of innovative research happening in the Faculty.
Aug 25, 2020

Why some Vietnamese Americans support Donald Trump

Issues of race and racism are prominent in the United States as Americans prepare to vote in November. Yet despite the racial unrest that has rocked the country for the past three months, U.S. President Donald Trump finds support among some racialized communities, including Vietnamese Americans.
Aug 24, 2020

Condoms are the best defence against rising sexually transmitted infection

Nicole Andrejek and Tina Fetner share the findings of a survey on condom use among Canadians in their article in The Conversation.
Aug 19, 2020

COVID-19 has isolated disabled people from family, love, sex

For the millions of disabled people living in Canada, COVID-19 containment measures have posed unique challenges to their health and well-being. Those challenges have included increased social isolation, loss of personal support workers, disruption of vital health services and difficulties accessing basic necessities and information. Many disabled people are also facing difficulties maintaining and forming intimate relationships during COVID-19.
Aug 05, 2020