Sociology

Program Structure

Honours

The Honours program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to engage in independent sociological research under supervision. Completion of the Honours program is the normal preparation for graduate school. Normally, students must have a grade point average of B+ in sociology courses to enter the Honours Program. Application for admission to the Honours Program in sociology should be directed to the Chair of Sociology. Students honouring in Sociology require a total of 48 credit hours in sociology, including the following required courses:

SOCI 1006 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 2013 Research Design
SOCI 2023 Statistics
SOCI 2033 Classical Sociological Theory
SOCI 3023 Contemporary Sociological Theory
SOCI 3033 Seminar in Research Strategies (recommended)
SOCI 4006 Honours Thesis
SOCI 4023 Honours Workshop
SOCI 4033 Advanced Sociological Theory

To earn an Honours degree, a student must obtain a minimum 3.3 grade point average on 48 credit hours of sociology courses including the required courses, and a minimum B grade on the Honours Thesis (SOCI 4006).

Major

Students majoring in sociology require a total of 36 credit hours in Sociology, including the following required courses:

SOCI 1006 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 2013 Research Design
SOCI 2033 Classical Sociological Theory
SOCI 3023 Contemporary Sociological Theory
SOCI 4013 Senior Seminar

Minor

Any 18-credit hours in sociology courses constitutes a Minor in Sociology.

Course Numbers

Guide to numbering system

  • 1000s introduction – open to students with no prior credits in sociology
  • 2000s open to students who have 6 credit hours in sociology at 1000 level
  • 3000s open to students who have 6 credit hours in sociology at 2000 level
  • 4000s open to students who have completed required courses for the Major in sociology – specifically SOCI 1006, SOCI 2013, SOCI 2033 and SOCI 3023
  • Last digits represent number of credit hours for the course
  • Students who do not have the number of credit hours in sociology required for senior courses, may be admitted at the discretion of the instructor.