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An important field of study particularly in today’s social media-focused world, Sociology helps us achieve a greater understanding of the complex yet simplistic nature of humankind, and the societies in which we choose to organize ourselves. Rooted in the social sciences and inspired by a passion for social justice, Trent’s Sociology program engages students in understanding and acting on the consequences of social change. Through this degree, you’ll explore and question a diverse range of social topics, completing your studies with a heightened understanding of human relationships and society. A sociology degree is an excellent foundation for law school, teachers college, social work or similar programs.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)


  • Durham GTA
  • Peterborough

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  • 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
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Career Opportunities

  • Social and Market Research
  • Community Development
  • Social Policy Analysis
  • 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
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School 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 (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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