What will I learn?

The study of Sociology emphasizes the social relationships between people, communities and cultures. By exploring fundamental sociological theories, contemporary thinkers, and a variety of research methods, you will have the opportunity to examine topics including:

  • Health and Aging
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Media and Popular Culture
  • Science and Technology
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Education
  • Northern Communities
  • Discrimination
  • Social Change

Research and hands-on application is at the core of our programs. You will graduate with the necessary skills to facilitate quantitative and qualitative research and to think creatively and inquisitively in order to better understand social patterns, behaviours and issues.

Our faculty is actively engaged in diverse areas of research such as Gerontology, Education, Health, Demography, Media, Work and Occupations, Social Psychology, and Northern Studies, providing you with well-rounded course options taught by some of the foremost leaders in the field.

It is our goal to enhance your knowledge of the society in which you live and to increase your ability to think independently and critically. You will graduate with a strong understanding of social interaction, preparing you for success in virtually any profession.

Future Careers

Community Affairs and Social Organizations

  • Child and Youth Work
  • Human Resources
  • Program Evaluation
  • Management
  • Counselling and Social Work

Education

  • Child Development Worker
  • Education Policy Analyst
  • School Resource Officer
  • School Counsellor

Corrections/Law

  • Family Court Support Worker
  • Probation Officer
  • Social Programs Officer
  • Youth Court Worker
  • Police Officer
  • Aboriginal Liaison

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Study options

Full Time (6 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$25,000.00 (US$ 20,203) per year
Ancillary Fee - Year 1: CAN $1,207.63; Year 2 - 4: CAN $1,187.63

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

Lakehead University

Thunder Bay Campus,

955 Oliver Road,

THUNDER BAY,

Ontario (ON),

P7B 5E1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent. Program-Specific Prerequisite courses completed at the senior level (e.g. Grade 12); Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian). English Language Requirements: TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (paper based): Minimum Score: 550 (no component score less than 50); TOEFL (computer based): Minimum Score: 213 (no component score less than 17); TOEFL (internet based): Minimum Score: 80 (no component score less than 19); IELTS (academic test) - International English Language Testing System: Minimum Score: 6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0); MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: Minimum Score: 85.

For international students

Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent.

Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian).

English Language Proficiency Requirements

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (paper based): Minimum Score: 550 (no component score less than 50); TOEFL (computer based): Minimum Score: 213 (no component score less than 17); TOEFL (internet based): Minimum Score: 80 (no component score less than 19); IELTS (academic test) - International English Language Testing System: Minimum Score: 6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0); MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: Minimum Score: 85; CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment, CAEL CE - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (Computer Edition): Minimum Score: 60.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Algonquin College
  • Fleming College
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About Lakehead University

Lakehead University is a vibrant and forward-thinking institution that provides a transformative educational experience for students.

  • In Canada’s top 10 undergraduate universities
  • 1 of Canada’s most beautiful campuses (Huffington Post)
  • Based in Ontario, with campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia
  • 97.7% employment rate within two years of graduation