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Admission Requirements

Make Positive Social Change

 Better Understand and Improve Society

Learn how to assess, conduct, and use research on the topics of inequality, diversity, culture, work, violence, health, media and more to effect positive change in society.

 Tackle Modern Societal Issues

Identify influences and behaviours that can enact meaningful change to tackle our society's most pressing issues. You’ll consider society from diverse perspectives and identify influences and behaviours that address power imbalances leading toward inclusive, equity-seeking solutions.

 Go Beyond the Classroom

Put theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills into practice through participating in experiential learning opportunities such as co-op, fields schools or study abroad programs.

Why Sociology?

The Sociology program will equip you with the skills to understand how society operates locally and globally. Gain insight into the cause of and solutions to inequality and inequity through a combination of theoretical and hands-on work. As a Sociology major, you'll be prepared to critically analyze and evaluate information in order to address diverse social and political issues.

Students in the Sociology (SOC) major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Anthropology, Criminal Justice and Public Policy, Political Science, Psychology, International Development Studies, Family Studies and Human Development, Child Studies, or other majors.

What You Will Learn

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Sociology

  • Social Deviance
  • Society, Knowledge Systems and Environment
  • Rural Psychology

  • Protest, Resistance and Collective Action
  • Globalization of Work and Organizations
  • Politics and Society
  • Youth Justice

  • Women, Work and Public Policy
  • Violence and Society
  • Drugs and Society
  • Sociology of Food


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