About Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology!

The Department of Sociology is committed to fostering the development of socially responsible citizens of the world.  We offer undergraduate and graduate programs dedicated to enhancing students' knowledge of the societies in which they live, while increasing their ability to think independently and critically about important social issues.

Sociologists regard all human behaviour as social. As a Sociology major at Lakehead University, you will have the opportunity to study social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behaviour. Issues related to health and illness, health care, the law, crime and delinquency, popular culture and everyday life, the implications of changing technologies, education, and inequalities are just some of the topics analysed in our courses. You will also be able to study and discuss the ideas and insights of the founders of sociology as well as those of contemporary thinkers who examine present-day social life. You can master essentials of social research - how to design questionnaires, conduct effective interviews, and carry out meaningful surveys.

Our Sociology faculty members engage in active research programs in areas as diverse as health, culture, media, gender, critical gerontology, education, the law, and the Northwestern Ontario region.

We are very proud of our graduates, many of whom have gone on to find considerable success across Canada in the academic community, the private sector, and government service.  For more information about a career in Sociology please click here.

For more information please contact the Secretary, Karen Woychyshyn at (807) 343-8477 or by email kwoychys@lakeheadu.ca or the Chair of the Department, Dr. Antony Puddephatt at (807) 343-8091 or by email apuddeph@lakeheadu.ca