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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

  • 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


International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits

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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