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Durham Greater Toronto Area

Sociology (B.A.)

Gain firsthand research experience working with experts in the fields of aging, law, medicine, popular culture and sexuality, examining and exploring these topics in a supportive environment.

How do we shape and how are we shaped by our society? Sociology looks at this relationship and examines what the consequences are when we challenge the norm. Rooted within a foundation of social justice, as a student in Trent’s Sociology program you will explore cultural diversity, social experiences, and dynamics of power and inequality that shape the relationships between individuals, groups, institutions, and societies.

Specializations Available: Health Studies; Criminology and Socio-legal Studies

Resume Boosters

  • Conduct original research with one of our award winning faculty members, in areas of LGTBQ issues, the pharmaceutical industry, or human rights in prisons as part of our research practica opportunities
  • Meet and learn from leading thinkers in the field through guest lectures and speaker series held throughout the year
  • Present your work at a symposium with other undergraduate students

Career Paths

  • Social and Market Research
  • Community Development
  • Social Policy Analyst
  • Municipal, Provincial, Federal Civil Service
  • NGO Administration and Service
  • Criminal Justice and Social and Community Service

Popular Courses

  • Sociology of Education
  • Critical Criminology
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Sociology of Families and Households
  • Aging and the Lifecourse
  • Culture and Society
  • Sociology of Law
  • Sociology of the Body

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%