Brock University

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Brock University

Faculty:Faculty of Social Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Sociology
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,089
International: $31,622
Careers:Commissioned Police OfficersSociologistsSocial Service Planners


Sociology, by its very nature, encompasses all spheres of social life. Accordingly, it allows students to delve into a rich variety of fascinating topics of the greatest historical and contemporary relevance: animal studies; gender; sexism; family life; sexuality; race and racism; cultural identity; globalization; imperialism and colonialism; immigration; poverty and class inequality; work and the economy; education; religion; the environment; crime, prisons, and social repression; and social movements. Underlying the wide range of issues taken up in the department's teaching and research activities is a shared commitment to analyzing inequality, oppression and exploitation in all of their varied manifestations and exploring the forms of resistance and struggle to which they give rise.

Sociology majors may choose to pursue one of the following concentrations: The concentration in Critical Animal Studies focuses on a critical analysis of the role and treatment of animals in society, and inequality related to speciesism, with emphasis on the field of animal justice. The concentration in Criminology focuses on a critical analysis of the criminal justice system, youth offenders, law, and punishment. The concentration in Social Justice and Equity focuses on a critical analysis of inequality related to racism, gender, and class.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*73 to 76
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Ontario secondary school students must have a minimum of six 4U or 4M courses and have completed the OSSD to be considered for admission (or equivalent).

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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