If you're passionate about a gaining a deeper understanding of how societies work, Sociology at Monash will give you the tools you need.
Monash Sociology is concerned with the way contemporary societies across the globe work, applying rigorous social-science methods to uncover the hidden mechanisms at play. This internationally respected course has a wealth of real-world applications. The invaluable expertise gained could lead you to a career in the public service, research organisations or non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Sociology is concerned with the ways humans across various societies live, feel and interact. In this major, you will investigate diverse human groups, communities, institutions and organisations. Following an early grounding in the investigative and conceptual tools used by sociologists, you'll have the opportunity to explore broad theoretical and methodological issues and develop an understanding of the diverse aspects of Australian culture in its global context.
Monash Sociology's focus on deep-seated societal issues of power, class and gender is reflected in your option to take a specific Gender Studies stream within your major. Whether you take this, or the general stream, you'll craft your own course from the broad list of electives available.
Sociology can prepare you for many different careers. The unique mix of discipline-specific and comprehensive skills you'll acquire will prepare you to make a difference in a range of settings, from social health or housing, gender-equality schemes, or public policy.
This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.
Sociology is the study of how people live together and how lives are shaped by social institutions, culture and history.
As a Monash student, you have the option to make your course an international one. One option is to study at a Monash campus abroad, with Malaysia, South Africa or Prato to choose from. You can do an exchange at a partner university, or study abroad at a university of your choice.