Sociology

Learn about sociology

Sociologists investigate the key social and global issues of our time. We focus on diverse communities, cultures and processes of change. We examine class, gender, ethnicity, power and culture to understand how societies work and how social problems can be solved.

Why choose sociology?

Our sociology program is among the most highly-ranked sociology programs in Australia, with your lecturers being leaders in the discipline. On graduation you’ll have the capacity to critically assess major social problems, social design, undertake and assess research – ranging from broad scale statistical studies to small scale qualitative research – with diverse communities.

Major Focus by location
Focus Locations
MajorNote Caulfield, Clayton
Handbook

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.

Study Sociology at Monash

Sociology is the study of how people live together and how lives are shaped by social institutions, culture and history.

Career options

  • Public service
  • Research organisations
  • Social welfare organisations
  • International development
  • Advertising

Study abroad

As a Monash student you have the option to make your course an international one. One option is studying at a Monash campus abroad, and you'll have Malaysia, India, China or Prato (Italy) to choose from.