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Programs in Sociology

The following undergraduate programs are available in the Department:

Major in Sociology 

Students who undertake Sociology as their Major must complete at least 36 credit hours in Sociology as follows:

  • Sociology 1000 (or the former 2000)
  • Sociology 3040
  • Sociology 3041
  • Sociology 3150
  • Sociology 3160
  • 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. 
  • 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

Minor in Sociology 

Students who undertake Sociology as their Minor must complete at least 24 credit hours in Sociology as follows:

  • Sociology 1000 or the former 2000
  • Sociology 3040
  • Sociology 3041
  • Sociology 3150
  • At least 3 credit hours from Sociology courses at the 4000 level
  • 9 credit hours in other Sociology courses

Honours in Sociology 

Admission to Honours Program 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.

Honours students are required to :

  • complete at least 60 credit hours in courses in Sociology including all courses prescribed for the Major in Sociology
  • complete Sociology 4995
  • meet the requirements outlined in the Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts

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.

Declaring Sociology

Declaration of the Bachelor of Arts as a degree program may be made at the time of application to the University.

Students are advised to declare their Major and their Minor (or second Major) no later than the semester in which they next attend the University following the completion of 18 credit hours.

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