Interested in studying Criminology or Sociology at King’s? Visit our Future Criminology or Sociology Students pages to learn more.

In the Department of Sociology, we engage with the pressing social issues of our time.

Sociology teaches you to make connections between individual experiences and broader social structures and processes.

Criminology is a subfield of Sociology, and is the study of legal and extra-legal sanctions, including their effects on individuals, the police, corrections, the judiciary, the state, and social and governmental reactions to it.

The Department of Sociology offers degrees in Sociology and Criminology. In your first year, you will take Sociology 1020, 1020W/X, or 1021E to enter a Sociology or a Criminology module in your second year.

A degree in Sociology or Criminology helps open the door to a range of potentially interesting and rewarding career paths including law, journalism, social work, human resources, teaching, social policy and planning, policing, corrections, public administration and government.

The Sociology department offers three- and four-year Majors in Sociology and Criminology, as well as a four-year Honours Specialization in Sociology or Criminology. You can also earn in Minor in Sociology or Criminology, or combine a Sociology or Criminology degree with other related disciplines, such as Psychology, Political Science, Social Work or History.

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