Sociology

Undergraduate Programs

Considering a major, minor or Honors in Sociology?  Interested in the BA in Criminology program? Just looking to take a Sociology or Criminology course for interest? Here, you will find an overview of what you will learn about in the courses and programs we offer.

Sociology...

in the broadest sense, is the study of society. Its primary goal is to stimulate thinking about society, applying imagination and critical analysis to the many facets of social life.

Criminology...

focuses on causes of criminal behaviour, labeling of behaviours as criminal, changing definitions of deviance, crime, and 'normality", the ways we count and measure crime, and social responses to it, including the operation of the institutions that make up the criminal justice system.