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Department of Anthropology

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Undergraduate Studies

Pursue undergraduate studies in Sociology with a three or four-year Bachelor’s degree, or give yourself an edge in the marketplace by adding a Sociology minor to your studies.

Graduate Programs

A graduate experience that fosters close mentorship with faculty members who are leading scholars in the fields of Gender, Sexuality and Family; Political Sociology, Social Movements and Policy; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; Social Inequality; Social Psychology; and Sociology of Work and Occupations.


The department has close to 25 members. There is a strong research focus and we pride ourselves on the impact of our research. Our dynamic research program covers a wide range of sociological and interdisciplinary research.

About Us

Discover the Department of Sociology. We are one of the largest departments on campus. The outstanding quality and diversity of our department is one of our greatest strengths.

(VIRTUAL) Labour Studies x Sociology Speaker Series: Dr. Maureen Kihika

Black Caregivers, Border Regimes and (Un)Belonging in Canada: 'Everyday' Life as Resistance in the Workplace
Jan 31, 2023

Event Recording: ARMS Spotlight: Fulbright Research Chair Series - Dr. Imani Scott

Watch our recording of "Psychological Risks of Advocacy: Exploring the Mental Health Needs of Black and Indigenous Human Rights Advocates in the U.S. and Canada", a talk presented by Dr. Imani Michelle Scott on Nov. 29th, 2022.
Jan 24, 2023

Stag and Doe Parties: An Ontario Tradition of Raising Money for a Wedding

Dr. Tina Fetner, Professor of Sociology, offers her insights in a recent New York Times article
Jan 20, 2023

Sociology Speakers Series: Dr. Angela Mashford-Pringle

The Department of Sociology invites you to "Knowing, Being, Doing: Indigenous Knowledges in Canada" by Dr. Angela Mashford-Pringle, from the University of Toronto.
Jan 19, 2023

Linguistic Challenges of Fieldwork for First-Generation Ethnic Researchers

McMaster graduate Shirin Khayambashi’s new article in the International Journal of Qualitative Methods explores the linguistic challenges of intragroup research.
Jan 11, 2023

Sociology's Post-Doctoral Fellow, Diana Singh, Awarded SSHRC's 2022 Insight Development Grant

Alongside 8 other McMaster researchers, Diana is announced to be a recipient of SSHRC's 2022 Insight Development Grant
Dec 05, 2022