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Sociology (BA)


The Sociology Club provides our students with a supportive, collegial and fun atmosphere​
Students in the Archaeology field course have the rare opportunity to put their knowledge and skills into practice by participating in an excavation on Nipissing First Nation territory
Nipissing's sociology students explore the sociological influences of various topics such as the family, workplace, education, medicine, demographics, and the criminal justice system.
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.
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.

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.

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