Careers in Sociology


Undergraduate:  Students interested in studying Sociology can choose to complete a major or a minor in Sociology or an honours degree in Sociology. Sociology graduates acquire skills that are directly job-related. Opportunities exist in policy research, industrial and labour relations, government agencies, journalism, social services, and colleges/universities. Although the majority of sociology graduates are employed in the public sector, opportunities in business and industry are increasing as managers become more aware of the contribution that sociologists can make.

The Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba also offers a criminology major. This program is particularly advantageous to students considering careers related to the criminal justice system (as lawyers, police officers, correctional personnel, and policy analysts).

Graduate: The Department of Sociology offers programmes at the Master's and Ph.D. levels. Many students who have completed their Sociology graduate degrees at the University of Manitoba have gone on to find considerable success in the academic community across Canada, in the private sector, and in government and community service.

We are very proud of our graduates, whom we consider excellent ambassadors for our programmes.

Skills possessed and job career information sheet

The mission of the Department of Sociology is primarily focused on its undergraduate and graduate academic programs. As well, faculty members pursue active research programs, and thus the Department is home to many nationally and internationally acclaimed scholars. Members of the Department of Sociology have affiliations with other research institutes at the University of Manitoba (e.g., The Centre on Aging, an interdisciplinary research institute, RESOLVE, a centre for research and education for solutions to violence and abuse, and WISER a multidisciplinary, longitudinal population health promotion research program).