Find your edge in UVic's Department of Sociology.

Why study sociology at UVic?

Explore how social dynamics work and engage in social issues that have a vital impact on the world. You'll develop skills through research activities, public outreach and in-class discussion groups.

Here, you'll explore contemporary sociological topics such as:

  • families, health & aging
  • deviance, crime, & law
  • gender, sexuality & trans communities
  • social justice
  • environmental politics & climate change
  • corporate capitalism & globalization
  • migration & mobility
  • technology & media

Our programs

We offer major, minor, and honours programs.

Sociology students may also be interested in these interdisciplinary programs:

Not a sociology major? We offer general interest courses for students in other disciplines.


Co-op student in a market

Paid, hands-on learning opportunities are available to all students through UVic's popular co-op program.


Students outside the library

For a broad overview of sociology, we recommend SOCI 100A or SOCI 100B. View more courses.