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Study a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at King's

Ever wonder why people listen to certain types of music, dress the way they do, commit crimes, or struggle with homelessness or substance use? Why does inequality and inequity continue to persist? Sociology engages these and other questions by looking deep into our social character and the systemic organization of human interaction.

The Sociology program at King's starts with one basic assumption: that human beings are social beings created in love and to love.

A Sociology degree helps students develop a variety of skills and insights that are vital for working and living well in today's world. Students develop research expertise, critical thinking, and decision-making skills while learning report-preparation techniques, and new communication, resolution, and leadership skills.

Sociology Program Highlights

  • Explore society's interconnections including the realities, struggles, challenges and opportunities of various demographics
  • Study social phenomena as you prepare to take up careers with social justice concerns in mind
  • Develop new skills including research expertise, critical thinking, decision making, oral communication, policy, analysis, listening and collaboration and more
  • Participate in field research as part of King's Community Engaged Research program
  • Explore how important facets of our society, such as religion, art, science, sports and marriage, shape us individuals
  • Discover how social systems oppress some while benefiting others, and apply your faith to real-world problems
  • Think abstractly about life and society and learn new ways to make a difference in the lives of others

Sociology Program Options

Available as a major

  • 4-year Bachelor of Arts

Available as a concentration

Available as a minor

Rae Madge, B.A. Sociology '21

Rae Madge

I chose to pursue a sociology degree because I believe that understanding society helps develop empathy and compassion for people as they are. "The greatest thing you will learn at King's will be about yourself and who you are becoming on this incredible journey." Studying sociology at King's helps me take into account the social organization and hierarchy which exists in our world today that favours the privileged at the cost of the well-being of the marginalized. Learning this helps me to understand…

Dr. David Long, Professor of Sociology

Dr. David Long

For the past 27 years, I have involved King’s students in a wide variety of Community Engaged Research (CER) projects in collaboration with First Nations and Indigenous service agencies and organizations in Alberta. My hope is that this research will help cultivate a deeper understanding, growth in appreciation and respect, as well as mutual support in relations between Indigenous and Settler peoples in Canada. The most recent collaboration has been with Edmonton’s Creating Hope Society…

    Careers & Graduate Programs

  • Child Welfare
  • Community Development
  • Correctional Services
  • Court Working
  • Criminology
  • Human Resources
  • Law Enforcement
  • Market Research Analysis
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Senior Citizen Policy and Program Analysis
  • Social Work
Admission Requirements