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Baskets of merchandise in at a market booth on the walkway near Champlain CollegeSociology is the study of society and the processes and patterns of social relations that influence our everyday world. Rooted in the social sciences and inspired by a passion for social justice, this program engages students in understanding and acting on the consequences of social change. You will critically explore and question diverse cultures, social experiences, dynamics of power and inequality, and global changes that forge relations between individuals, groups, institutions and societies. Through a broad range of courses you will complete 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. 

Degree Type

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)

The Trent Advantage

  • Focus your degree and complete a specialization in Health Studies, or Criminology and Sociolegal Studies (new for 2018)
  • Study in small group settings with leading experts and award-winning faculty
  • Engage in experiential learning opportunities and conduct community-based research projects with local agencies

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

General 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 (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Popular Courses

Career Paths

  • 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