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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.

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.


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.

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.

‘Data rich and information poor’: How a coalition of Hamilton education leaders is analyzing data to better understand student success

Dr. Karen Robson, Associate Professor of Sociology and Ontario Research Chair in Academic Achievement and At-Risk Youth, offers her insights on Hamilton's Community Research Partnership and the importance of accessible data.
Nov 30, 2022

ARMS Spotlight: Fulbright Research Chair Series - Dr. Imani Scott

Join us for, "Psychological Risks of Advocacy: Exploring the Mental Health Needs of Black and Indigenous Human Rights Advocates in the U.S. and Canada", in-person and via Zoom with Dr. Imani Michelle Scott, Nov. 29, 2022 from 1:30-2:30 PM EST.
Nov 21, 2022

POSTPONED Labour Studies x Sociology Speaker Series: Dr. Maureen Kihika

Black Caregivers, Border Regimes and (Un)Belonging in Canada: 'Everyday' Life as Resistance in the Workplace
Nov 16, 2022

ARMS Spotlight: Fulbright Research Chair Series - Dr. Ann Garland

Join us for, "Building Bridges: Connecting Research and Practice in Mental Health Care", in-person and via Zoom with Dr. Ann Garland, Nov. 15, 2022 from 1:00-3:00 PM EST.
Nov 04, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Shirin Khyambashi!

Congratulations to a McMaster Sociology graduate Dr. Shirin Khayambashi on starting an Assistant Professor position at Brandon University
Oct 13, 2022

Jane Enright ’91: From Catastrophe to Super-Awesome

Learn about McMaster alumni Jane Enright, author of Butter Side Up: How I Survived My Most Terrible Year & Created My Super Awesome Life and Jane’s Jam: Inspiration To Create Your Super Awesome Life.
Oct 07, 2022