Sociology is the study of our social world — of our social lives as individuals, of how people connect as members of various groups, of how societies are organized, and of how they change over time. As a sociology student, you’ll consider the various options facing societies in an increasingly complex, specialized world. You’ll also find yourself thinking about how you can influence and participate in societal change in a meaningful way.

  • Our courses teach you the fundamentals of Sociology as they relate to fascinating, real-world subjects, such as sociology of emotions.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to study in both English and French with courses such as those about European and Quebec sociology, which are unique in English Canada.
  • Work closely with renowned professors such as Donald Carveth, a practicing psychoanalyst; Marc Lesage, an award-winning author of books on urban life; Stuart Schoenfeld, whose research interests include environmental issues in the Middle East; Françoise Boudreau, who specializes in mental health issues in Quebec; and Brian Singer, whose research interests include the historical development of sociological theory.
  • Get hands-on experience with courses such as Enquête de terrain, which has a fieldwork component, often outside of Toronto.
  • Sociology is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts. For more details, visit www.glendon.yorku.ca/iBA.

Careers

Laura Demetrie

Sociology graduates obtain careers in sociology and related fields, or go on to professional degrees in law, social work, public policy, and related fields. Graduates also pursue careers in teaching, journalism, non-governmental organizations, social research, social justice, and government. Learn more >>

Students

Juan
Juan came to Glendon from a core French environment and is now working on his 5th course taught in French. A Sociology and Drama Studies major who is active in the student community, Juan has set his sights on a career in student affairs and higher education.
Follow his journey here ››

Shauna
Shauna’s interest in social behaviour, including a passion about social inequality is what led her to major in Sociology. From an extended French background, Shauna has found Glendon’s bilingual environment crucial to maintaining and improving her skills.
Read about her student life here ››

Professors


Professor Donald Carveth is a renowned psychoanalyst frequently featured on the CBC and other media.

Program Highlights

Sociology is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts.

Take advantage of our unique exchange agreement with the Sociology department at the University of Laval in Quebec City.

The Sociology department recognizes outstanding achievement through the Florence Knight Scholarship named in honour of our first and longest-serving Administrative Assistant. Click here to view a list of past recipients.

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Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) Codes
BA: YGB
iBA Bilingual: YGG
iBA Trilingual: YGH (Upper-year entry)