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Undergraduate subject


Mātauranga Hapori

12 February 2024

Sociology researches and critiques all aspects of the social world.





Take a look at the modern world and how it came to be the way it is. Sociologists investigate the structure of societies, organisations, groups, and everyday lives.

This subject can cover a range of social contexts including the intimacy of families, criminal gangs, activities at a rugby game or rock festival, through to divisions of ethnicity, gender, and class.


What will my study involve?

  • Take courses as diverse as crime and justice, religion, health, gender and sexualities, death, and migration.
  • Flexible course options so you can study a field of Sociology that suits your specific interests.
  • Courses are hands-on and you will have the opportunity to do meaningful research, to create and analyse evidence, and to draw your own conclusions.



Sociology major

For the major in the Bachelor of Arts, complete the following courses:




Sociology minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Psychological Science, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:


  • 75 points in 100 to 300-level SOCI courses, with at least 15 points at 100-level, 30 points at 200-level, and another 15 points at 200 or 300-level.


Career opportunities

The broad skills gained from a Sociology major such as research, writing, critical thinking, and communication are all highly valued by employers. You will be able to apply your core Sociology learnings to different aspects of life and work.

Career pathways could include:

  • human resources
  • marketing, media, and public relations
  • policy analysis
  • social research.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Sociology.

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