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Study Sociology at McMaster

Sociology helps us make sense of the way in which society works. This understanding combined with critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills you learn in a sociology program can open doors to a large variety of career paths.

Undergraduate Programs

  • BA in Sociology
  • BA Honours in Sociology
  • BA Honours in Sociology (Specialist Option) 
  • Minor in Sociology
  • Minor in Diversity and Equity
  • Minor in Gender, Sexualities and Families
  • Minor in Immigration, Race Relations and Indigenous-Settler Relations
  • A variety of combined programs

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Arts in Sociology (MA)
  • Master of Arts in Sociology: Stream in Social Psychology (MA)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sociology

Our graduate programs research strengths include: Gender, Sexuality and Family; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Political Sociology, Social Movements and Social Policy; Social Inequality, Social Psychology, and Sociology of Work and Occupations.