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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Black students still face major hurdles getting into university

Black, Latin American and southeast Asian Grade 12 students are less prepared for post-secondary education than white students, a new study by the Department of Sociology's Karen Robson shows

May 01, 2018

MA student Kyla Simms receives the Myra Baillie Academic Grant

McMaster University Sociology MA student Kyla Simms has been awarded the 2017-2018 Myra Baillie Academic Grant.

Apr 26, 2018

Beyond the Media-Policy-Migration Nexus: Changing the Narrative on Refugee Reception

The Department of Sociology is please to host Canada Research Chair, Dr Christopher Kyriakides (York University). Monday, January 29, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., LRW-1003

Jan 19, 2018

Congratulations to our two CRESS Graduate Fellows

Sociology PhD candidates Tom Filipovic and Allison Leanage have been selected as Graduate Fellows of the Centre for Research in Empirical Social Sciences. They join the first cohort of CRESS Graduate Fellows.

Dec 20, 2017

Two recent PhDs selected for Alfred Hunter Memorial Award

Dr. Deena Abul Fottouh and Dr. Katie Steeves were each awarded the Alfred Hunter Memorial Award, given to a graduating PhD student at McMaster Sociology in recognition of academic excellence.

Nov 30, 2017

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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