We offer a variety of degree options. These include:
- 4 year Honors Sociology degrees
- 4 year combined Honours in Sociology and Another Subject
- 4 year Honours Arts and Science and Sociology degrees
- 3 year B.A in Sociology degree
- Minors in Sociology (for students doing an Honours Degree in another subject).
Students with sociological training are highly valued by employers and can be found working in a wide range of public sector and private sector occupations. The kinds of government positions where sociologists work include urban planning, human rights officers, legislative aides, policy analysts, and corrections (including corrections officers, police officers, juvenile court workers, and parole officers). Many sociology graduates work in community affairs including positions as hospital administrators, case workers, community organizers, and youth outreach workers. Sociology graduates also work in business-related fields. These positions include but are not limited to: market analysts, project managers, sales representatives, actuaries, human resources management, labour relations officers, computer analysts, and sales management. For students interested in pursuing occupations related to research, such as government research or market research, part of the undergraduate training includes instruction in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
A Sociology Honours BA is necessary for students interested in graduate school and also other professional degree programs such as law. Also, it is marketable for those students planning on entering the labour market directly after undergraduate studies. A Sociology Honours BA is essential for entry into graduate school, not only in sociology but also in many other areas of study. We welcome applications to our graduate program from Honours BA sociology students educated at McMaster as well as other Canadian and foreign universities.