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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.

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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.


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.

McMaster Sociology Researchers Assist Hamilton Police Service’s Efforts to Improve Communication with LGBTQ2S+ community

A research team, led by Chair of the Department of Sociology, Tina Fetner, will act as a third-party survey administrator, collecting data from the LGBTQ2S+ community on how the Hamilton Police Services can improve their communication.
Sep 20, 2021

“On Using ‘Woke’ as an Insult”

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Dr. Anne-Marie Livingstone, offers her insights on the historical roots of the term "woke" and how it has recently been deployed in Québec political debates.
Sep 17, 2021

Event: MIHE 2021-2022 Seminar Series

Family-Friend Community Resources for Better Balance, Health and Well-Being seminar by Marisa Young
Sep 15, 2021

The Power of a Simple Index

McMaster professor Lisa Kaida, postdoctoral fellow Diana Singh, and Sociology PhD graduate Rochelle Wijesingha’s new article in The Canadian Geographer examines the power of simple neighbourhood change indexes.
Sep 09, 2021

Marisa Young awarded a SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant for research focusing on self-care for students

Associate Professor of Sociology, Marisa Young, has received an SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant for a research project entitled Self-care for students: community-engaged research for better well-being.
Aug 24, 2021

The Hidden Holocaust’: The East Timor Alert Network (ETAN) and Human Rights Claims in Canada, 1985–1998

A recent study by PhD student Julian Torelli is published in the Journal of Historical Sociology
Aug 13, 2021