The Department of Sociology provides specialized training in the core areas of the discipline (sociological methods and theoretical inquiry), as well as a number of substantive areas:
Criminology and social justice
Culture and social relations
Population health and wellness
Power, privilege and resistance
Social development and inequality
Social policy and social change
The Department is home to many nationally and internationally acclaimed scholars, as faculty members are actively involved in research, including many projects that readily lend themselves as the basis for student theses and dissertations. The low graduate student/faculty ratio creates an informal learning environment in which students receive considerable individual attention.
Many students who have completed their Sociology graduate degrees at the University of Manitoba have gone on to find considerable success in the academic community across Canada, in the private sector, and in government and community service.