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Sociology (BA)

Sociology (BA)

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As social beings, we shape and are shaped by society. With an eye to social justice and equity, Laurier’s Sociology program provides you with the analytic skills to understand how society works, and how we can go about changing it for the better.

Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • Courses give you a better understanding of contemporary social issues and the critical skills to intervene in the social world.
  • First-year courses provide you with training in critical thinking, writing and research skills.
  • The Laurier Association of Sociology Students fosters interaction and representation of sociology students in and outside the Laurier community and provides opportunities to apply your sociology training through fundraising, event planning and collaboration.
  • Take the Applied Social Research Specialization to develop advanced research methods and data analysis skills.

Sample Courses

  • Aging in a Social Context
  • Sociology of Education
  • Sociology of Youth
  • Sociology of Medicine
  • Sociology of Work
  • Social Inequality
  • Sociology of Mental Illness
  • Sociology of Embodiment and Disability
  • Equity in Education
  • Social Movement
  • Sexualities
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Poverty

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 80s.
  • English at 60%.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Applied Social Research Specialization
  • Community Engagement Option
  • Legal Studies Option
  • Management Option
  • Social Entrepreneurship Option

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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