Bachelor of Arts (Honours or General) in Sociology

  • Study societies, their institutions, social change, social relations, and forces shaping human life
  • Investigate the social bases of power, groups, inequality, status, sexuality, culture, values, diversity, work, and community
  • Learn about institutions such as family, law, social movements, culture, business and governments
  • Develop critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Gain employment-relevant experience
  • Study with approachable, world-class professors in a student-centred, welcoming, and cosmopolitan environment

Program Description

Sociology is the study of societies, social life, and social change. It investigates social, cultural and demographic issues in Canada and around the world. Topics covered include: sexuality, popular culture, inequality, migration, race, ethnicity, class, gender, values, health, family dynamics, law, social movements, institutions, and community.

A degree in sociology provides rigorous training in fundamental research, analytical, and communication skills, research ethics, social research techniques and design, and theory. Our comprehensive program fosters critical thinking and evidence based arguments. It is research driven and attentive to global, national, and local dynamics and issues.

Course Descriptions - Sociology

Faculty - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department - Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminology

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum admission average of 70%
  • Mean admission average of 80%
  • ENG4U required.
  • Students may choose to double major in any BA Honours program.

Experimental Learning

  • Fourth-year practicum courses in Sociology and Criminology
  • Meet professionals working in the field at departmental events
  • Take advantage of available volunteer opportunities with local organizations
  • Volunteer and paid research assistantships with professors
  • Enroll in UWindsor’s Volunteer Internship Program (for your Co-Curricular Transcript)

Career Tracks

  • Government (research, policy development); military
  • Business (research and analysis, human resources, project management)
  • Law (with additional studies)
  • Immigration and community integration
  • Social research agencies (public, private and community sectors)
  • Social service and community agencies
  • Advanced social research (with additional studies)

Student Support

You will benefit from accessible and highly respected professors who are committed to your education. They are renowned for their outstanding research and publications—you will have the opportunity to study with the authors of the texts you’ll read.

Our tight-knit, supportive student society will facilitate a rich, student-centered experience.

Our students, from undergraduate to doctoral levels, are actively engaged in peer support and learning. Consult with the UWindsor Student Success Centre to improve your learning and study skills. Our department has an academic advisor who will help students organize their course pathways and respond to course pathway design issues.

Receive guidance about studying, study groups, course scheduling, time management, understanding and applying theory, using the Leddy Library resources, planning your academic future, writing application letters and personal statements, locating pertinent on/off-campus resources, and other aspects of campus life.

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Sociology (General)

Sociology (Honours)

Sociology (Honours Combined Program)

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