Core courses in the Major provide students with a firm grounding in social theory and research methodology and introduce them to basic substantive areas. In addition, choosing from a wide range of electives, students can deepen their interests in courses related to three thematic categories: (i) Economy, Technology and Social Change, (ii) Culture, Identity and Social Relations, (iii) Politics, Social Institutions and Collective Behaviour. In this way, students can also develop a holistic and comparative understanding of the interconnections among fundamental spheres of human life.

Students are also encouraged to choose courses from category (iv), which focuses on Contemporary Social Transformations, and category (v), which offers special topics not covered in the other categories. The Graduation Project is the capstone of the Major curriculum, offering students the opportunity to conduct in-depth and independent sociological inquiry.