Examine social interaction and explore thought-provoking topics such as social inequality, the causes and effects of global migration and the meaning of gender and race in society.
Sociologists work to understand how and why people act the way they do. They use interviews, surveys, maps and observation to analyse and explain how people adopt roles in society, how inequality persists and how power operates. The Sociology program trains you to understand how human action and consciousness shape and are shaped by culture and social structure. Faculty in our department teach you how to do research, and offer courses on hot topics including race and racism, the meaning of family, crime and social regulation, social policy, work and labour, gender, globalization, protest, Canadian society, immigration, education, health and healthcare, social organizations, culture, and poverty.
Faculty: Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Degree Options: Double Major, Minor, Single Major, Specialized
3, 4 yrs
Research / Other Activities
A degree from York in Sociology will provide you with a broad background suitable for a wide range of jobs in human resources, education, social services, government, business, sales and marketing, international development, and public policy analysis.
|Case Manager||Child and Youth Worker||Child Welfare Worker|
|Guidance Counsellor||Human Rights Advocate||Lawyer|
|Life Coach||Mental Health Worker||Non-profit Administrator|
|Occupational Therapist||Policy Analyst||Rehabilitation Counsellor|
|Retirement Counsellor||Social Policy Researcher||Social Worker|