In Sociology, you’ll learn about how social inequality and social power characterize the everyday social world. In small class settings, your professors will discuss how biographical troubles are connected with broader sociological factors such as social class, gender, ethnicity, race and settler colonialism. You will learn why the wider social context matters in examining and understanding many contemporary social problems such as addiction, ageism, consumerism, climate crisis, global inequality, body image issues, poverty, and cyber bullying. Sociology trains you to be open-minded, thoughtful and a pluralist in knowing the everyday social context. You will develop a range of critical, analytic, communication and computer skills that will enhance your employability while you develop an enriched understanding of the social, cultural and historical forces that have helped shape the contemporary world.

A degree in Sociology creates skilled and successful communicators (both oral and written), researchers, and analysts who can enter the working world as imaginative thinkers, with concrete technical and teamwork abilities, verbal and writing expertise, and critical thinking skills that are valued by potential employers. Within the Department of Sociology, King’s offers an honours specialization (HSP), major and minor in Sociology. 

See this Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) pamphlet to read more about opportunities in Sociology.

For Ontario high school students a minimum 80% final entrance average is required. Averages are calculated on the top six 4U or 4M credits including English 4U.

College transfer students are required to have a minimum cumulative average of "B" or better in an acceptable one-year certificate (General Arts and Sciences, Pre-Health Science, Human Services Foundation) or completed diploma. College transfer students may earn up to a maximum of five transfer credits. Individual courses must have a minimum achievement of 60% to be considered for transfer credit.

King’s projects a minimum 65% for admission for students transferring from another Canadian University. A maximum of ten transfer credit may be granted. Individual courses must have a minimum achievement of 60% to be considered for transfer credit.

Programs Offered

King`s offers a variety of methods, research and theory courses in Sociology. Some of the many popular courses include:

  • Advertising and Social Institutions
  • Car Trouble
  • Family Conflict and Violence
  • Globalization and International Migration
  • International Health and Human Rights
  • Law in the Sociology of Film
  • Management of Health and Illness
  • Population Change in Canada
  • Sociology of Terrorism
  • Advertising
  • Policy analyst
  • Human resources
  • Labour relations
  • Health care admin
  • Human rights
  • Youth outreach worker
  • Urban planner
  • Demographer
  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Gerontologist

Approximate Costs

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