Sociology

High School Background Required

Life After Graduation

First Year Requirements

High School Background Required

Sociology is the study of social relationships, from the most ordinary and fleeting encounters in the street to global networks of economic and political power. Sociologists are interested in people not as individual atoms but as social beings, and in the social patterns that structure our lives.

Sociology at Queen's has distinctive features. While a broad range of social processes, from childbirth to aging and from community groups to world power blocs is studied, there is an emphasis on how we study such things sociologically. The department is reputed for its emphases in socio-legal studies and criminology, the sociology of information and communication technologies, feminist studies and social theory.

Increasingly sociology is a key for understanding how societies operate today, and as a necessary springboard into fields such as media, management, education, law, corrections, journalism, international development and social, health and personal services.

High School Background Required

No specific high school course is required to pursue a concentration in Sociology

Life After Graduation

  • Graduate studies/research
  • Community development/child care
  • Journalism/policy analysis
  • Human resources/external affairs
  • Professional degrees: eg Law, Social Work, Criminology

First Year Requirements

Go to Choose Your First Year Courses for more information.

Further Information

Sociology Home Web Page
Phone: (613) 533-2162
Fax: (613) 533-2871

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