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Welcome to Sociology at Memorial University

Students on lawn by Memorial University clock towerSociology aims to understand patterns of human social life in all their historical and current diversity. Sociologists seek to understand how people live, think, feel, and believe, comparing our own society with others.

Memorial's Department of Sociology has research strengths in the sociology of work, occupational health, immigration, culture and communications, theory, gender studies, political sociology, social and economic development, the environment, deviance, and criminology. Much of the research conducted by our faculty engages with communities and social issues here in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our Department's research is regularly supported through grants from SSHRC, CIHR, and other funding bodies.

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The Department offers degree programs at the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral levels. Our undergraduates regularly advance to graduate programs here at Memorial or at other intstitutions across Canada. Our graduate programs attract students from across Canada and around the world.

We are a friendly crowd, and we welcome questions and conversation. If you have any questions, or if you just want to discuss your major with someone, drop by the departmental office (A4054) and ask to speak with the head of department.

Undergraduate admissions inquiries should be directed to the Registrar's Office.

Graduate program inquiries should be directed to the School of Graduate Studies.


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