The Sociology Department at Memorial University is one of the largest departments in Atlantic Canada. We have between 100-300 majors, and 300 -400 undergraduate minors every year. We accept up to ten Masters students and Doctoral students every year.
We specialize in creating knowledge about human behavioral and social processes and cover several core areas: Social Theory, Sociology of Culture, Criminology, Environmental Sociology, Social Inequity, Sociology of Gender, Sexuality, Health, Development, Work and Labour, Political Sociology, Maritime Sociology, and Sociology of Science and Techology. In our teaching and research, we draw on a wide range of approaches – basic and applied, theoretical and empirical, quantitative and qualitative. We have always strived to be a publically engaged department, and our students and faculty are involved in a wide range of projects in partnership with members of the public of Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond.