Welcome to Sociology!

Engage deeply with your world — study racial inequality, human migration, gender discrimination, poverty, Indigenous reconciliation and climate justice. Influence and participate in societal change in a meaningful way as you investigate how people live as individuals and connect as groups, how societies are organized and how they change over time. In small classes within a uniquely bilingual environment, you’ll experience close mentorship with award-winning faculty members who are active in research and connected with local and global communities.

Learn about program details.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Comprehensive knowledge of social causes and issues, and their consequences
  • The ability to conduct both qualitative and quantitative social research
  • An understanding of diversity and equity in contemporary society and institutional settings, especially issues of racialization, gender and disability, and intercultural awareness


As a Sociology graduate, you are well-equipped to become a leader and changemaker. You can choose to pursue grad studies or obtain additional qualifications. Here are a few examples of possible career paths:

• Civil servant
• Criminal justice system worker
• NGO worker
• Educator
• Polling and survey expert
• Environmental activist
• Researcher
• International development consultant
• Social services worker

Visit the Career Centre for more career options in Sociology.

Hands-On Experiences

Apply the concepts and theories you’re studying to real world challenges. Engage in guided practical experiences in the classroom, workplace, community and abroad. These are some opportunities for Sociology students.

  • In your courses, conduct observations in local Toronto neighbourhoods and connect with community institutions, such as religious, environmental, immigrant services and cultural organizations.
  • Get involved with the Aboriginal Students Association and international advocacy organizations, such as Amnesty International and UNICEF.
  • Take advantage of our exchange arrangement with the Sociology department at Université Laval in Quebec City, where you can study for a semester or a full academic year. Courses taken in sociology are counted for credit toward a Glendon Sociology degree.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, with average* of mid-to-high 70s
  • A minimum of six 4U or 4M courses, including 4U English (ENG4U) or FRA4U for applicants from French-language high schools
  • We accept a combination of U and M courses and OACs
  • Proficiency in English OR French

*Average is calculated based on the top six 4U; 4M or DU courses

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Student Supports & Programs

Glendon Campus prides itself on being a supportive community that goes the extra mile to ensure you get the help you need. See some of the resources Sociology students use the most.

Meet Your Professors

You’ll study with the guidance of a faculty that’s committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research. The strong sense of community in our small bilingual liberal arts department offers a supportive environment for you discover and examine our social world.

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Maya Chacaby

York Hall C118
416-736-2100 x 88448

Andrew Dawson

Andrew Dawson

York Hall C126
416-736-2100 x 88383

Emily Laxer

Emily Laxer

York Hall C127
416-736-2100 x 88377 emily.laxer@glendon.yorku.ca

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Michael Palamarek

York Hall C128
416-736-2100 x 88381

Joanna Robinson

Joanna Robinson

York Hall C120
416-736-2100 x 88166

Shirin Shahrokni

Shirin Sharokni

York Hall C116
416-736-2100 x 88117 sshahrok@yorku.ca

Kristin Blakely

By email only

Elena Chou

By email only

Judith Cohen

York Hall C132
416-736-2100 x 88375 judithc@yorku.ca

Fred Diamond

York Hall C132
416-736-2100 x 88375

Sabine Dreher

York Hall C117
416-736-2100 x 88372

Kelsey Ioannoni

By email only

Marc Lesage

York Hall C132
416-736-2100 x 88375

Steven Pinter

York Hall C117
416-736-2100 x 88372

Detelina Radoeva

York Hall C117
416-736-2100 x 88372

Nancy Sanders

By email only

Karrie Sandford

By email only

Murat Ucoglu

By email only

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