Our North Bay Campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities like the Harris Learning Library and the R.J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre. Customize your learning experience in our Applied and Professional Studies, Arts and Science, and Education degree programs.
As of Friday, June 24, 2016, the Muskoka Campus was closed. All programs have been moved and are now offered at the North Bay Campus. Please direct any inquiries to:
100 College Drive
North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
Tel: 705.474.3450, ext.4200
Toll Free (within Ontario): 800.655.5154
The Concurrent Education program at our Brantford Campus is offered in partnership with Laurier Brantford. Graduates receive an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Society, Culture & Environment from Laurier Brantford and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing.
The Sociology program examines how social structures and institutions such as class, family, community, and power influence society. Classical and contemporary social theories are investigated and problems such as how crime and abuse affect society are explored. Students gain a thorough understanding of research methods and techniques, hone their ability to design experiments and studies, and become adept at analyzing statistical data. The opportunity to choose courses and simultaneously complete the Certificate in Health Studies and Gerontology while earning a Sociology degree is available. If desired, choosing to undertake honours thesis research will provide a distinct advantage upon graduation, especially when pursuing graduate studies.
Focusing on understanding society, social behavior and the structure of human groups, sociology involves the systematic study of interactions between people and important social institutions. Nipissing's sociology students explore the sociological influences of various topics such as the family, workplace, education, medicine, demographics, and the criminal justice system.
Students will learn the essentials of qualitative and quantitative social research, including how to design questionnaires, conduct interviews, implement surveys and focus groups, and perform computerized data analysis.
Students in the honours program have opportunities to enhance their conceptual and research skills through advanced theory and research methodology courses.
In the summer of 2016, Nipissing University students Isaac Bender and Gab Lavoie had the opportunity to travel to the Republic of Ireland to participate in the excavation of a 13th century Dominican Friary, uncovering a variety of material artifacts and human burials. Their talk, titled "An Mainistir Dubh: a lecture on Irish archaeology at the Blackfriary," will share their experiences in excavating the medieval site, and outline how their findings help the community of Trim understand the context of the Friary within the city. Light refreshments will be served.
The lecture can be viewed here.
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