The following undergraduate programs are available in the Department:
Sociology course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Arts section under Course Descriptions, Sociology and are designated by SOCI.
The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours. A student must meet the requirements for a departmental Major, Minor, or Honours program and also meet the Program Regulations – General and Honours Degrees for the Faculty of Arts. A student is therefore advised to consult with the Admission to the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Programs regulations, the Program Regulations - General and Honours Degrees which also includes the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Components, The Major Program, and The Minor Program regulations. Information regarding honours programs is available at Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations as well as under each department’s regulations.
A student is strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor to discuss available programs and requirements in the Faculty of Arts including the Core Requirements, The Major Program, The Minor Program, and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations. A student is advised to declare a program of study, including a Major and a Minor, before completing the first 45 credit hours of study. Information about declaring a Major and Minor in the Faculty of Arts and a list of advisors is available at www.mun.ca/arts/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.
Students may wish to follow the pattern for the Major in Sociology listed under Table 1 Suggested Course Pattern for a Major in Sociology (SOCI) below.
Students who undertake Sociology as their Major must complete at least 36 credit hours in Sociology as follows:
At least 6 credit hours in Sociology at the 4000 level;
No more than an additional 6 credit hours in courses below the 3000-level may be counted toward the Major; and
The remaining courses, for the minimum of 36 credit hours required for the Major, may be selected from any Sociology course at the 3000 and 4000 levels.
Sociology Courses (SOCI)
6 credit hours at the 2000-level
3000 or 4000
three SOCI courses at the 3000 or 4000-level
two SOCI courses at the 4000-level
Students who undertake Sociology as their Minor must complete at least 24 credit hours in Sociology as follows:
Honours students are required to complete at least 60 credit hours in courses in Sociology including all courses prescribed for the Major in Sociology, and Sociology 4995, and must meet the requirements outlined in the Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts.
It is possible to complete a Joint Honours program that includes Sociology as one of the Major subjects. Such a program may be arranged in consultation with the Head of the Department of Sociology and the Head of the other Department concerned.
Admission to the Honours program in the Department of Sociology is competitive and selective. Students who wish to enter this program must submit an "Application for Admission to Honours Program" form to the Department.
To be accepted into the Honours program, a student must not only meet the criteria laid out in the Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts, but must normally have obtained a cumulative average of at least 75% in 18 credit hours in courses in Sociology which must include Sociology 3040, 3041, 3150, and 3160.