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How does society handle the big questions: inequality, poverty, and crime? How do very small groups interact? Learn about health care, criminal justice, migration, religion, deviance, governance, global economic patterns, and our relationship to one another.

In the study of group life, sociology deals with how people organize and understand relationships. Sociologists attempt to understand social interaction and the principles by which society is organized. Examine age, class, ethnicity, religion, gender, criminality, migration, borders, education, work, social change, governance, and politics.

Legal Studies

Do you play the part of judge in family arguments? Why does case law matter? How does the Charter of Rights and Freedoms create change?

Understand the origins and impact of legal systems from the viewpoint of political science, history, sociology, philosophy, and peace and conflict studies. You'll develop an appreciation of the role of law in society and can explore it as a career option.

Recent graduates



Court Clerk

Ministry of Attorney General

Senior Global Operations Specialist

Federal Express Canada Ltd.

Addictions Counsellor

Homewood Health Centre

Human Resources Assistant

Equitable Life Insurance Company Canada.


Bamco Custom Woodworking Inc.

Commercial Property Underwriter

AIG Life Insurance Company of Canada

Research Coordinator

Occupational Health & Safety Agency for Healthcare

Client Service Representative

Ministry of Attorney General

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Sam Houston State University