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Sociology

  • Sociology
  • Sociology & Criminology
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Sociology is the study of societies, social life, and social change. It investigates social, cultural and demographic issues in Canada and around the world. A degree in sociology offers you rigorous training in fundamental research, analytical, and communication skills, research ethics, social research techniques and design, and theory. Our program is researchdriven and attentive to global, national, and local dynamics and issues. A foundation for a career in immigration, social service and community agencies, business, or advanced research.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 U or M courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

This program combines sociological and criminological thinking and approaches to understand social relations, social institutions, organizations, interpersonal interactions, criminal activity, legal issues, and the criminal justice system and challenge common sense assumptions.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 U or M courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Functional Knowledge

  • Understanding human behaviour, communication, and interaction from a social perspective
  • Appreciating contemporary social, community and ethical issues and related public policy
  • Understanding and applying behavioural components of sociological theory
  • Understanding the ways in which various social, cultural, and community groups interrelate
  • Conducting, explaining, and interpreting sociological research and applying the findings
  • Appreciating the respective roles of various governmental, community, and social institutions

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Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


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Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Alaina Jraige

"Engaging in various campus club activities relating to my major was the greatest asset towards improving my resumé. From being able to network with United Nations leaders from all over the world, as well as becoming a well-rounded candidate for job applications, I can confidently say that getting involved with University of Windsor campus clubs could be every students’ peak of their educational career."

Alaina Jraige –
BA (Honours) in Sociology [2018]

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Number of Sociology Graduates (2017)

95.7%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Social Sciences, 2014)

Common Industries for Sociology Graduates

  • Academia: Advanced social research
  • Business: Research and analysis, human resources, projectmanagement
  • Education: Advising, counseling, corporate training
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Healthcare: Administration, counselling
  • Law and law enforcement
  • Immigration and community integration
  • Social research agencies
  • Social service and community agencies

Career Tracks*

  • Border services
  • Business advisor
  • Case worker
  • Child and youth worker
  • Community relations worker
  • Consultant
  • Court monitor
  • Demographer
  • Development analyst
  • Educational assistant
  • Human resources manager
  • Immigration officer
  • Journalist
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Lawyer
  • Legal consultant
  • Mediator
  • Paralegal
  • Policy analyst
  • Probation officer
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public relations
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Social worker
  • Support worker
  • Teacher
  • Youth worker
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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