As a student in Sociology, you learn methods to systematically observe, investigate and analyze societies and critically think about social problems and social change. Concordia’s Sociology program give you the opportunity to apply social science methods to nearly any situation: human rights, gender and sexuality, crime and justice, conflict and power, regional studies, even cyberspace. While you study human behaviour, social interaction and organizational patterns, you also study the theory and process of social change, enhancing your thinking about the reasons for poverty, prejudice and other social problems. Sociology’s many perspectives and methodological approaches will prepare you to make positive and effective social change in our society, or around the world. For the latest information on programs, visit theDepartment of Sociology.
As a student in Sociology, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills listed in below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond this field.
Analyze and evaluate conflicting information to make a good judgement or conclusion
Understand complex problems and identify solutions
Potential work settings
Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study. For more information about employers hiring in your field, visit the Student Success Resource Centre.
Advertising/Marketing Research Firms
Child Welfare Agencies
Correctional and Rehabilitation Services
Government (Municipal, Provincial & Federal)
Human Rights Organizations
Non Profit and non-governmental Organizations
Social Service Agencies
Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree
Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.
Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:
Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.
Want job search tips tailored to your goals and needs? Book an appointment with one of our Career Counsellors or Career Advisors by calling 514-848-2424, ext. 7345.*
*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service
Networking and professional associations
Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.