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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.

Research

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.

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.

Undergraduate Programs

We offer a wide variety of courses in such areas as culture, deviance, education, family, gender, ethnic and race relations, health and health care, media, methods, occupations, organizations, theory, sexualities, social inequality, technologies, and work.

Great Fall Courses!

Looking for some course ideas for the Fall? We have a some great options in our department and the rest of the Social Sciences.

Aug 15, 2018

Vanessa Watts and Hayden King reflect on the AFN election

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Vanessa Watts, Director of Indigenous Studies and Assistant Professor of Sociology at McMaster University and Hayden King, Executive Director of Yellowhead Institute at Ryerson University on the "impossible reconciliation" that First Nations citizens faced in the recent election of the Assembly of First Nations.

Jul 31, 2018

Dr. Lisa Kaida receives SSHRC Insight Grant

Assistant Professor Dr. Lisa Kaida from the Department of Sociology has been awarded the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Insight Grant.

Jun 18, 2018

Graduate Student Rochelle Wijesingha receives best article of the year award

Congratulations to Sociology PhdD candidate Rochelle Wijesingha for her award winning, co-authored paper in the Canadian Journal of Higher Education!

Jun 18, 2018

McMaster Sociology alumna awarded the Canadian Association of Social Workers' highest honour

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Glenn Drover Award for Outstanding Service is Sociology grad, Dr. Mary Valentich ’63

May 23, 2018

Tina Fetner to lead the Canadian Sociological Association

Associate Professor Dr. Tina Fetner from the Department of Sociology has been elected president of the Canadian Sociological Association.

May 09, 2018

B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Sociology is the study of individuals and groups in patterned behaviors. We study social processes and social institutions in areas such as the family, education, health, social inequality, immigration and race and ethnic relations, paid and unpaid work and politics. The goal of sociology is to help explain the relationship between our personal experiences and the wider organization of society.

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Hons.B.A. Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Sociology is the study of individuals and groups in patterned behaviours. We study social processes and social institutions in areas such as the family, education, health, social inequality, immigration and race and ethnic relations, paid and unpaid work and politics. The goal of sociology is to help explain the relationship between our personal experiences and the wider organization of society.

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Hons.B.A. Honours Sociology (Specialist Option) (BA)

Sociology is the study of individuals and groups in patterned behaviours. We study social processes and social institutions in areas such as the family, education, health, social inequality, immigration and race and ethnic relations, paid and unpaid work and politics. The goal of sociology is to help explain the relationship between our personal experiences and the wider organization of society.

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Hons.B.A. Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts In Sociology and Another Subject

Sociology is the study of individuals and groups in patterned behaviours. We study social processes and social institutions in areas such as the family, education, health, social inequality, immigration and race and ethnic relations, paid and unpaid work and politics. The goal of sociology is to help explain the relationship between our personal experiences and the wider organization of society.

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Hons.B.A. Combined Honours BA in Sociology (Specialist Option) and Another Subject

Sociology is the study of individuals and groups in patterned behaviours. We study social processes and social institutions in areas such as the family, education, health, social inequality, immigration and race and ethnic relations, paid and unpaid work and politics. The goal of sociology is to help explain the relationship between our personal experiences and the wider organization of society.

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Minor Minor in Sociology

Sociology is the study of individuals and groups in patterned behaviours. We study social processes and social institutions in areas such as the family, education, health, social inequality, immigration and race and ethnic relations, paid and unpaid work and politics. The goal of sociology is to help explain the relationship between our personal experiences and the wider organization of society.

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M.A. Master of Arts in Sociology

The Department of Sociology at McMaster University offers a graduate experience that fosters close mentorship with faculty members who are leading scholars in our six areas of specialty. The program emphasizes the importance of good scholarship and trains students in current developments in the field of Sociology in Canada and internationally.

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M.A. Master of Arts in Sociology: Stream in Social Psychology

The Department of Sociology at McMaster University offers a graduate experience that fosters close mentorship with faculty members who are leading scholars in our six areas of specialty. The program emphasizes the importance of good scholarship and trains students in current developments in the field of Sociology in Canada and internationally.

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Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

The Department of Sociology at McMaster University offers a graduate experience that fosters close mentorship with faculty members who are leading scholars in our six areas of specialty. The program emphasizes the importance of good scholarship and trains students in current developments in the field of Sociology in Canada and internationally.

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