Sociology of Health and Aging

 

SKILLS LEARNED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY:

Sociology ‘prompts students to ask questions, and provides the necessary
research tools to answer these questions in a proactive approach to enacting change in everyday life’

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Writing and communication skills
  • Research skills
  • Understand social relations
  • Acquire knowledge of social trends
  • Understand the workings of organizations
  • Enhanced ability to challenge the ‘taken-for-granted,’ and hence “think outside the box.”
  • understand specific social institutions (depending on courses): the criminal justice
  • system, workplaces, health care, education, families, the media, and so on.

STUDENTS WHO GRADUATE WITH THIS DEGREE TEND TO WORK IN:

  • Health policy development
  • Health care coordination
  • Health promotion
  • Sales and marketing
  • Clinical trials management
  • Health ethics.

They are working in diverse organizations, including:

  • Health Canada
  • Hospitals
  • Private-sector health-related industry
  • Non-profit organizations, such as:
    • Heart and Stroke Foundation
    • Canadian Cancer Society
    • World Vision
    • Health councils
    • Fitness organizations

Here are some examples of what you can do with a BA degree.  By no means is this a comprehensive list but it may give you some suggestions for working environments as well as career opportunities.

Federal Government

Provincial & Municipal Government

Private Sector

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