Sociology Program

Bachelor of Arts — Sociology

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The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology is designed to expand your sociological imaginations by challenging you to think critically about the ways in which society is created, maintained and changed. It is the study of individuals, groups, and social institutions within society. Sociology investigates the social causes and consequences of social phenomena including deviance and crime, schools and education, health and illness, environmental disasters, economic development, social movements, and inequalities such as gender inequality, racial inequality and class inequality.

You will learn how individuals’ thoughts, perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, actions, opportunities, and interactions are shaped by social categories such as age, ability, gender, class, race, etc., as well as social institutions such as government, workplace, education, media, family, and religion, among others. You will also learn classical and modern sociological theories, as well as, qualitative and quantitative research methods that guide sociological research, analysis and explanations of social phenomena.

Apart from the intrinsic value of learning to think critically about the taken-for-granted world, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology helps prepare you for graduate school and/or a wide range of careers in areas such as independent research, social services, community advocacy, and teaching.

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Honours ProgramThe honours program in Sociology allows you to graduate with both a broad and extensive background in your field and with strong and in-depth concentration on a specialized area of interest.
Captivating careersSociology prepares you for a wide range of careers in law, corrections, forensics, policing, immigration, social policy, emergency management, mass communications, counselling, human/social services and public health, among others.

Career possibilities

  • Human rights officer
  • Social research assistant
  • Social trends or data analyst

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Sociology encourages students to engage their “sociological imaginations” through a critical examination of society. It is a wide-ranging discipline, from the macro study of large social systems and institutions to the micro scrutiny of social interaction. Through a sociological lens, students explore the ways in which societies are created, maintained and transformed with a focus on issues of power, social inequality, and social resistance.

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Who we are
Would you like to meet people within the Sociology program? Would you like to be part of an inclusive and positive student club where you can create and develop friendships with other students in sociology? Are you looking for volunteer experience and development opportunities? Then join the Sociology Society!

The Sociology Society is a student-run club that aims to create and foster an open environment for people to come together and experience important aspects of the university experience – friendship, support, and events and activities that bring us together!

Get involved
We are currently accepting applicants for the Sociology Society’s Sub-committee. The Sub-committee consists of dedicated members who want to volunteer four hours per semester to help with the facilitation of club events. For their service and participation in club events, subcommittee members are recognized with a letter acknowledging their volunteering hours with the club. Volunteering is a valuable asset to add to your CV, and contributes to the creation of a conscious student population.

If you would like to be part of the Sociology Society executive or sub-committee, obtain information about our activities and events, or just want to know more about our club, please email us at: mrusociologysociety@gmail.com. You can also “like” our Facebook page: “Mount Royal Sociology Society” to keep informed about activities and events.



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