Major in Sociology

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must also satisfy the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements, which include regulations on first year and subject maximum and breadth requirements.

Program Requirements:

Students will need to achieve a minimum 60% average in the 36 credits presented for the Major in Sociology.

Students must complete 36 credits in the Major as follows:
SOCI 1016 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.

SOCI 2016 or

SOCI 2017

Exploring Social Conflict and Solidarity

Communication, Power, and Capital

3 cr.
SOCI 2126 Introduction to Sociological Research Methods 3 cr.
SOCI 2127 Quantitative Research Methods 3 cr.
SOCI Upper level   24 cr.

Breadth Requirements and Electives:

ACAD 1601   3 cr.
Humanities   3 cr.
Science   6 cr.

Anthropology Stream

Students pursuing a Sociology program have the option of completing an Anthropology stream. In addition to the required courses for an Honours Specialization, Specialization, or Major in Sociology, students must complete 18 credits for the Anthropology Stream as outlined below:

ANTH 1006 Introduction to Anthropology 3 cr.
ANTH 2006 Cultural Anthropology 3 cr.
ANTH 3407 Topics in Anthropological Thought 3 cr.
Nine credits in Anthropology or cross-listed courses with Anthropology


A maximum of 6 credits of cross-listed courses may count toward a Major in Sociology.

Students may complete an Honours BA double major if they obtain an overall average of 70% in each Major, and complete an additional three credits (minimum) at the 4000 level in each Major. Please refer to the Degree Requirement section for further information.

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