Department of Sociology

About Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Our research and teaching expertise covers a diverse range of topics that are central to understanding and explaining the state of society and social change.

At the undergraduate level, we offer Minor, Major, and Specialist Programs in Sociology and Major and Specialist Programs in Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies.

 As part of the tri-campus graduate department of Sociology, we also offer training for MA and PhD students through teaching and advising. The graduate program is administered at the downtown campus.

Our undergraduate programs build skills in quantitative and qualitative data management and analysis, expository writing, and both the development and critique of sociological theories. Through our broad range of course offerings, we aim to prepare students for opportunities for further study in graduate or professional programs, as well as to give them the intellectual tools required to be engaged and informed citizens.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our research and academic programs.



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April 2014

Congratulations to Jade Nixon (Sociology Major) who is the recepient of this years Principals Involvement Award.


March 2014

Congratulations to graduate student Catherine Cheng (co-supervisor Prof. Hae Yeon Choo) who is the winner of the first annual UTM Graduate Student Best Paper Award.


June 2013

Prof. Cynthia Cranford  is part of a team of U of T researchers who have won a SSHRC grant to study "The changing meanings of care - of children, elders and the disabled".  Read more.


March 2013

Congratulations to Jade Nixon - Sociology Major - who has been awarded the University of Toronto Excellence Award for the Social Science and Humanities (UTEA-SSH).  Her project title "Making of Black Canadians:  Interrogating Gender and Immigrant Integration in Refugee Decisions in Canada" was for her Research Opportunity Program (ROP) course with Prof. Hae Yeon Choo.


May 2012:

Professor Kelly Hannah-Moffat's editied work with a college at UC Irvine and her article with co-PI Professor Paula Maurutto's is currently out in the special issue of Theoretical Criminology.  Please check it out through the Sage table of contents for the issue at


April 2012:

Professor Hae Yeon Choo is the winner of this year's Lumpkin Award for the best dissertation in Wisconsin Sociology Department.  Her dissertation was on "Citizenship at the Margins:  Filipina Migrant Women and the Paradox of Rights in South Korea".  Please visit Hae Yeon's web page to learn more about her research.




The requirements for the new Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies Major and Specialist programmes apply only to those students entering the programme in summer 2011.

For the students currently in the Crime, Law and Deviance Major or Specialist programmes SOC211H5/SOC307H5 will also be accepted as a prerequisite for those courses where SOC209H5/SOC305H5 is now the prerequisite.