Sociology explores how society works. By gaining a greater understanding of our world, we can learn about our own identity and become more engaged global citizens.
Why study sociology at Capilano University?
Sociology challenges many of our everyday assumptions. You’ll explore how cultures, customs, norms and rules guide our social behaviour. By analyzing our roles in society, we can find meaning in today’s increasingly complex world.
Learn how class, race and gender intersect to shape our social world: from our social media to the clothes we wear.
Our small class sizes are ideal for exploring new ideas in an interactive environment. Studies reach beyond the classroom, with opportunities to observe and conduct first-hand research in the field.
CapU engages students to become global citizens. Your voice will be heard in the classroom and you’ll be inspired to make a difference in the greater community. You’ll learn to interpret personal and global events in a relevant and meaningful way.
Careers paths and further education
Sociology is beneficial for any future career that requires an analytical view of how society works. Sociologists work for large companies, small non-profits and every level of government, in diverse areas such as education, urban planning, law, journalism, technology development and health policy.
It’s a fantastic foundation for careers in public policy and also valuable for business and communications students.
All sociology courses at Capilano University are transferable to other BC institutions.