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Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and social inequality. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies and how people interact within these contexts. Sociology looks at a wide range of issues from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from environmentalism to religious traditions; as well as race, Indigeneity, gender, sexuality, and social class.

Sociology students bring many important skills to the workforce when they graduate such as:

  • Understanding the causes and effects of social inequality across multiple dimensions (such as gender, race, ethnicity, Indigenous identity, age, sexual minority status, and social class);
  • Data collection and interpretation;
  • Qualitative analysis (interviewing skills, focus groups);
  • Quantitative analysis (survey data analysis, statistics, demographic analysis);
  • Synthesizing and communicating complex ideas;
  • Presenting ideas and data clearly;
  • Writing and oral presentation communication skills;
  • Identifying and understanding social trends and social change

The skills and educational background gained in sociology are well-suited for work in the following industries and functions:

  • Analytics;
  • Communications;
  • Community health;
  • Data analyst;
  • Education;
  • Government;
  • Human resources;
  • Immigration;
  • Justice;
  • Market research;
  • Non-profit sector;
  • Public Policy Analysis;
  • Health Policy Analysis;
  • Public Relations;
  • Research.

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