About Us


"Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious traditions; from the divisions of race, gender and social class, to the shared beliefs of a common culture."
(American Sociological Association, 2009, p.5)

The Department of Sociology at Western offers undergraduate, Masters, and PhD degrees in Sociology. Our faculty members are excellent researchers, award-winning teachers, and engage with policymakers and leaders in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs focus on the department’s core strengths:

  • Health and the Life Course;
  • Power and Justice;
  • Social Demography and Migration;
  • Work and the Economy.

Learn about our undergraduate programs, graduate programs, and core faculty.