Faculty of Arts - Sociology



Program description

Sociology is the study of the interactions of human beings and the social structures we create. The Sociology Department specializes in six main areas of investigation: criminology and social justice; culture and social relations; population health and wellness; power, privilege and resistance; social development and social inequality; and social policy and practice.  


Program options

Degree options

B.A. Bachelor of Arts (General) - 3 years
B.A. (Hons.) Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - 4 years

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Fieldwork opportunities

Practicum in Criminological/Sociological Research

Note: the Practicum in Criminological/Sociological Research course consists of supervised work within the agency and classroom instruction, culminating in the production of a research report. Through this course students gain practical experience and contacts that may assist them as they seek a career upon graduation.


Professional opportunities

  • Health care policy analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Federal and provincial government worker
  • City planner
  • Military analyst
  • Criminal justice worker
  • Career consultant
  • Child welfare worker
  • International relations expert
  • Public opinion pollsters
  • Social policy analyst
  • Social movement worker
  • Advocate and market researcher

Admission requirements

Visit the Faculty of Arts Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.


What is unique about this program at the U of M?  

The University of Manitoba's Sociology Department is home to many accomplished academics. Faculty members regularly win teaching awards for their work in the classroom, secure large grants to support research programs, and publish books and articles in their areas of specialization.  


Important Links

Faculty of Arts
Department of Sociology
Graduate Programs