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Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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Society today is complicated. You’ll learn how to unravel its most urgent issues in this program that is focused on research, analysis and communication — skills relevant to a wide range of fields. You can tailor your degree by picking courses that match your interests. The department is small, ensuring you’ll get lots of personal attention.

Sample Courses: Foundations of Social Life; Social Dilemmas; Sociology of Families; Perspectives on Culture; Crimes of the State: Genocide, War Crimes and Ethnic Cleansing; Social Movements

Career Tracks: Immigration officer, human resources manager, community relations worker, mediator, case worker

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: English/ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 80%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Explore crime and criminal actions within the context of broader sociological trends. Customize your degree by selecting courses that match your interests. You’ll love our small class sizes and the personal attention you’ll get from our faculty.

Sample Courses: Sociology of Families, Foundations of Social Life, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Victimology, Youth in Conflict with the Law, Policing and Security

Career Tracks: Community relations worker, mediator, immigration officer, probation officer, case worker

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: English/ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 80%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • Understanding human behaviour, communication, and interaction from a social perspective
  • Appreciating contemporary social, community and ethical issues and related public policy
  • Understanding and applying behavioural components of sociological theory
  • Understanding the ways in which various social, cultural, and community groups interrelate
  • Conducting, explaining, and interpreting sociological research and applying the findings
  • Appreciating the respective roles of various governmental, community, and social institutions


Number of Graduates (2018)


Employment Rate of Graduates

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Social Sciences, 2017)

Alaina Jraige

"Engaging in various campus club activities relating to my major was the greatest asset towards improving my resumé. From being able to network with United Nations leaders from all over the world, as well as becoming a well-rounded candidate for job applications, I can confidently say that getting involved with University of Windsor campus clubs could be every students’ peak of their educational career."

Alaina Jraige
BA (Honours) in Sociology [2018]

Career Tracks*

  • Border services
  • Business advisor
  • Case worker
  • Child and youth worker
  • Community relations worker
  • Consultant
  • Court monitor
  • Demographer
  • Development analyst
  • Educational assistant
  • Human resources manager
  • Immigration officer
  • Journalist
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Lawyer
  • Legal consultant
  • Mediator
  • Paralegal
  • Policy analyst
  • Probation officer
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public relations
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Social worker
  • Support worker
  • Teacher
  • Youth worker

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia: Advanced social research
  • Business: Research and analysis, human resources, project management
  • Education: Advising, counselling, corporate training
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Healthcare: Administration, counselling
  • Law and law enforcement
  • Immigration and community integration
  • Social research agencies
  • Social service and community agencies

Apply to UWindsor

With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.

How to Apply

Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.


High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.



Courses of study specific to each program



Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)



Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)