York university sociology department
Sociology is the study of our social world — of our social lives as individuals, of how people connect as members of various groups, of how societies are organized, and of how they change over time. As a sociology student, you’ll consider the various options facing societies in an increasingly complex, specialized world. You’ll also find yourself thinking about how you can influence and participate in societal change in a meaningful way.
Sociology graduates obtain careers in sociology and related fields, or go on to professional degrees in law, social work, public policy, and related fields. Graduates also pursue careers in teaching, journalism, non-governmental organizations, social research, social justice, and government. Learn more >
Juan came to Glendon from a core French environment and is now working on his 5th course taught in French. A Sociology and Drama Studies major who is active in the student community, Juan has set his sights on a career in student affairs and higher education.
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Shauna’s interest in social behaviour, including a passion about social inequality is what led her to major in Sociology. From an extended French background, Shauna has found Glendon’s bilingual environment crucial to maintaining and improving her skills.
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Professor Donald Carveth is a renowned psychoanalyst frequently featured on the CBC and other media.
Florence Knight Scholarship
The Sociology department recognizes outstanding achievement through the Florence Knight Scholarship named in honour of our first and longest-serving Administrative Assistant.
Applications for the school year 2016-2017 are open now. Deadline for applications is November 21, 2016, to the attention of Patricia Muñoz, Department of Sociology. Application forms are available here and at the Sociology Department, Room C216, York Hall.