Sociology

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
25.80 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:

English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants)

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Honours
Joint Honours
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:

4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Honours
Joint Honours
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:

Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Honours
Joint Honours
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
B+ average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: English
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
  • ACT, or 
  • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (in any two different subjects)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Honours
Joint Honours
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Honours
Joint Honours
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

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.


Careers

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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