Sociology involves the study of societies, specifically their institutions, cultures, and transformations. Sociologists seek to uncover the processes, rules, and norms that govern social relations. They seek to understand issues such as the origins and consequences of social inequalities and collective behaviours. In our programs, students have the opportunity to apply theoretical approaches to real-world cases and learn how to use research tools such as interviewing, discourse analysis, surveys, and statistical analyses. The connection between theory and research enables students to understand a range of contemporary social issues, such as poverty, ethnic relations, deviance, gender relations, international development, power, and technology.

This program is offered in English and in French. 

The table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the Honours bachelor's with double major and the Honours bachelor's with major and minor.

Co-operative education is available when taken as part of an honours degree.

French immersion is available when taken as part of an honours degree.

Compulsory courses
SOC 1101Principles of Sociology3 Units
SOC 2111Principles of Methodology3 Units
SOC 2112Classical Sociological Theories3 Units
SOC 3312Theoretical Currents in Contemporary Sociology3 Units
SOC 3142Applied Statistical Analysis3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Weber and Weberian Analysis
Marx and Marxist Analysis
Durkheim and Durkheimian Analysis
3 course units from:3 Units
Qualitative Research Laboratory
Quantitative Research Laboratory
6 course units from:6 Units
Sociological Approaches to Health, Illness and Medicine
Socio-anthropology of the Family
Women, Men and Society
Principles of Demography
Techniques, Cultures and Environments
Globalization: Sociological and Anthropological Aspects
Analysis of Scientific Thought
Canadian Society
Political Sociology
Sociologie des communautés francophones en situation minoritaire du Canada
3 course units from:3 Units
Sociology of Populations
Family, Life Trajectories, and Society
Ethnic and National Questions
Contemporary Analysis of Migration
Local and Global Economic Relations
Social Change
The Knowledge Society and Social Organization
Optional courses
6 optional course units in sociology (SOC)6 Units
3 optional course units in sociology (SOC) at the 3000 or 4000 level 3 Units
3 optional course units in sociology (SOC) at the 4000 level3 Units
Total: 42 Units