Sociology is the study of societies, patterns of social relationships and social interactions, and the culture that surrounds everyday life.  

McGill’s Sociology program offers you an intellectually rewarding and practically useful education. You will develop theoretical and analytical tools that help you to understand and communicate the complex social forces that affect our lives.  

Studying sociology is enriching – it will broaden your perspective and help you to become an engaged citizen.


The skills you develop in this program will be applicable across all kinds of work in public and private sectors, like communications, management public policy, health and social work. It can also prepare you for advanced study in the social sciences, law, or education. 

Some examples of careers include:  

  • Lawyer 
  • Educator 
  • Manager 
  • Social Worker  
  • Communications Officer  
  • Politician  

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Complementary Minors include: 

Related majors

Related majors include:  

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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