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Sociology


Three-Year General Sociology

Eligibility for graduation in the General Sociology (three-year degree) program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 30 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 65%.
  2. At least ten term courses must be in Sociology, including SOC:

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Four-Year General Sociology

The requirements for the Four-Year General degree are parallel to those for the Honours degree (see below) with two exceptions. 499A/B is not required, but may be elected, and the minimum required average for all sociology courses is 68%.

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Honours Sociology

Eligibility for graduation in the Honours Sociology program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 40 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 75%.
  2. At least 19 term courses must be in Sociology, including SOC 101, 280, 305, 321, 322, 499A/B and one additional theory course from among 401, 405, 406, 407, 408. Students are also strongly encouraged to take at least two seminar courses in Sociology.
Recommended Program
Year One
SOC 101
One other term course in Sociology
Eight term course equivalent electives

Year Two
SOC 280
Four term courses in Sociology
Five term course equivalent electives

Year Three
SOC 305, 321, 322
Three term courses in Sociology
Four term course equivalent electives

Year Four
One of SOC 401, 405, 406, 407, 408
SOC 499A/B
Three term courses in Sociology
Four term course equivalent electives

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Honours Sociology Co-operative Program

The Department of Sociology is a participating Department in the Co-operative program in the Behavioural Sciences. This is an Honours program into which students may be admitted at the start of the winter term of their second year. Students interested in applying for admission to this program should consult with the Department's Co-op advisor sometime in their first year so that they may select their courses to maximum advantage.

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Honours Sociology (Applied Studies Co-op)

A student may combine an Honours Sociology program with Applied Studies Co-op. The requirements in Sociology are identical to the Honours requirements listed above except only 16 term courses in Sociology are required. See the Applied Studies requirements.

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Sociology Joint Honours Programs

Sociology has Joint Honours programs with the following:

Anthropology	Philosophy
Economics	Political Science
English		Psychology
Fine Arts	Recreation and Leisure
French		  Studies
Geography	Social Development
History		  Studies
Mathematics	Spanish

Eligibility for graduation in the Joint Honours Sociology program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 44 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average in each major of at least 75%.
  2. At least 15 term courses must be in Sociology, and these courses are usually distributed as follows:

Note For Joint Honours Program
In the Joint Honours program with French, SOC 280 may be replaced by an elective in Sociology.

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Minor Program

Students electing a Minor program in Sociology must complete the requirements for a Three-Year General BA degree in Sociology (see above).

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