TWU’s Sociology program provides an exceptional opportunity to match your studies and values in order to create positive social change.

As a sociology major, you will gain the knowledge and skills to understand people and contemporary culture. Our exceptional faculty have specialized in culture, race and ethnicity, social inequality, family, religion, and social change. Our sociology students also have the option of completing the Human Services certificate program. This program has an applied focus in sociology, with opportunities to choose from a wide variety of practicums in helping professions. Practicums include areas in social service agencies that are governmental, non-governmental, profit or non-profit organizations, or faith-based organizations. Sociology students may complete a semester at the Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa, where they complete classes toward their degree while enjoying a rewarding internship.

Human Services Certificate

The Human Services certificate enriches students with a wide range of courses in the social sciences, psychology, and sociology programs, preparing them for the helping professions. The program focuses on issues such as child and family development, criminal justice, faith-based social services, general human services, and global issues. Students are also equipped to work with individuals who experience social, emotional, and cognitive problems.

Gender Studies Minor

A Gender Studies minor offers students the opportunity to understand the role of gender in society, its structural framework in different countries, the perception of gender in the West, and a study of how the concept of gender has evolved throughout the centuries. Offered through the Gender Studies Institute at TWU, a multi-disciplinary minor in gender studies provides students with several courses, ranging from feminist philosophy to engendered history.

Careers in Sociology

Knowing that social research informs policy makers, educators, urban planning, lawmakers, social work, NGOs and non-profit organizations, and – ultimately – all and any workers interested in social issues. Fields where sociology graduates excel include:

  • Human services
  • Social work
  • Community development
  • Ethic relations consulting
  • Church ministry
  • Public relations
  • Market Research
  • Public administration