Why Sociology?

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

Why Sociology?

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

With origins in Latin and Greek, the word “Sociology” literally means the study of companions. And for those fascinated with social behaviour and societal norms, along with the origins, development, and organization of communities, TWU’s Sociology program provides an exceptional program of study.

A major in sociology exposes students to every aspect of the study of society, including an understanding of social order, social policy, welfare, and other social processes.

Faculty in this department specialize in the study of religion and globalization, human services and community development, family and work, race and ethnic relations, and organizational behaviour. A Human Services certificate is offered through this program, as well as several practica to offer work experience in relevant professions. In addition, students can gain course credit through the Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa.

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Minor
Concentration

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Internship in Ottawa

Students can take on an internship at the Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa, allowing them to gain professional work experience with an NGO, political office, museum, newspaper, tribunal, embassy, and more.

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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

Faculty Profiles

Todd Martin, M.A., Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Michael Wilkinson, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology; Director, Religion in Canada Institute; Co-ordinator, Canadian Pentecostal Research Network