Why study sociology at La Trobe?

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Learn from the best

Learn from academic staff with expertise in Australian society, globalisation, the labour movement and deviance and social control.

Meet La Trobe’s sociology scholars.

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Top 150 globally

We're ranked in the world’s top 150 for sociology.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2023, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023: Sociology

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Leaders in social research

Access La Trobe's Thesis Eleven Forum for Social and Political Theory, home of our peer-reviewed social theory journal.

Take a look at the latest edition.

Meet our Alumni

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I studied the Bachelor of Arts majoring in history and sociology. I enjoyed being at a smaller regional campus where everyone knew each other and knew exactly who to go to for help. Being a history major also gave me an opportunity to learn more about our Australian Indigenous history.’
‘I am currently working as a statutory planner in the water industry. I enjoy that I am able to make a difference in Victoria’s land use, development and environment.

Arundeep Saini
Bachelor of Arts and Master of Urban Planning and Environment graduate

Add more flexibility to your degree

With StudyFlex, you choose how to study your subjects – online, on campus, or a mix of both.

Great news – this is offered as a Flex major or minor at select campuses. That means at least half of the subjects in this major or minor are Flex subjects. Wherever you find them, whether they’re in a Flex major or minor or in a full StudyFlex course, our Flex subjects let you choose between studying online or on campus. It’s the perfect way to get the best of both worlds.

Discover StudyFlex

Career opportunities in sociology

Career pathways

Studying sociology builds skills in research, analysis, communication and critical thinking to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Sociology researcher
  • Social policy adviser
  • Community engagement worker
  • Consumer advocate
  • Public relations officer

Future employers

Potential employers of sociology graduates include:

  • The Social Research Centre
  • Darebin City Council
  • ACG Education
  • Pro Bono Australia
  • Centre for Alcohol Policy Research

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