Sociology

Program Requirements for Field Placement Stream

2019-2020 

Students are strongly advised to include the following courses in their first year of post secondary studies.

  • ★3 Sociology 100;
  • ★3 Psychology 104;
  • ★3 Psychology 105 

Basic Requirements:

Students seeking admission to Criminology should also include the basic requirements in their first year of post secondary studies.

The basic requirements for the BA Criminology program are the same as those for the BA common requirements:

  • ★3 Junior English*;
  • ★6 Language Other than English (if applicable)*;
  • ★6 Non Arts*;

*Junior refers to a 100, Senior refers to a 200 level or higher course at the UofA

*see Faculty of arts regulations on LOE (2 courses in the same language that is not English. If you have a language at the 30 level, equivalent, higher or two language courses (same language) at post-secondary level you will not need to complete two language courses.

*You will need *6 in Non-Arts courses to complete your degree. Any courses not offered by the Faculty of Arts, Native Studies or INT D Arts courses. 

Basic Requirements do not need to be completed prior to applying to the Criminology program. 

Note: This information is current for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students admitted in Fall 2018 and prior should consult the university calendar of their admission year for program requirements.

Course Requirements:

Information on course requirements can be found in the University of Alberta Academic Calendar where you can find detailed information about your program structure and course requirements. 

If you require further information, please speak with the Criminology Program Advisor

Subjects of concentration:

The principal subject is Sociology in which a minimum of ★36 at the senior level is required; a maximum of ★48 at the senior level is permitted.

Note: SOC 100 is not included in senior level courses. 

The following Sociology courses must be included in the program:

  • SOC 100 - Introductory Sociology
  • SOC 210 - Introduction to Social Statistics
  • SOC 225 - Criminology
  • SOC 315 - Introduction to Social Methodology
  • SOC 327 - Criminal Justice Administration in Canada
  • SOC 399 - Field Placement in Criminology
  • SOC 499 - Advanced Field Placement in Criminology

Note for Field Placement Stream Students: The final two years of the program must include the successful completion of SOC 399 and SOC 499. These courses are required as part of the principal subject of concentration and will involve supervised work experience. Students must obtain a minimum grade of B- in each component of SOC 399 and SOC 499 or repeat the entire course. 

Any one of the following:
  • SOC 224 - Sociology of Deviance and Conformity
  • SOC 226 - Social Studies of Surveillance
  • SOC 260 - Inequality and Social Stratification
Any one of the following:
  • SOC 321 - Youth, Crime and Society
  • SOC 323 - Sociology of Policing (Criminology program advisor approval required)
  • SOC 325 - Topics in Criminology (Criminology program advisor approval required)
  • SOC 370 - Racism and Decolonization
  • SOC 377 - Sociology of Youth
Any two of the following:
  • SOC 402 - Topics in Sociology (Criminology program advisor approval required)
  • SOC 403 - Individual Study (Criminology program advisor approval required)
  • SOC 418 - Qualitative Methods in Social Research
  • SOC 420 - Topics in Criminal Justice
  • SOC 421 - Sociology of Punishment
  • SOC 423 - Crime and Public Policy
  • SOC 427 - Ethnicity, Immigration, and Crime
  • SOC 425 - Sociology of Terrorism (Criminology program advisor approval required)
  • SOC 429 - Sociology of Law (Criminology program advisor approval required)
  • SOC 430 - Women and Crime 
  • SOC 456 - Data Analysis and Research 

For Field Placement Stream Students, The total number of Sociology Course Weights is 39.

The second subject is composed of a multidisciplinary combination of courses and requires a minimum of ★15 to a maximum of ★36.

No more than ★15 from any second subject department is allowed.

The following courses must be included in the program:
PSYCO 104 - Basic Psychological Processes
PSYCO 105 - Individual and Social Behavior
Any one of the following:
NS 110 - Historical Perspectives in Native Studies NS 111 - Contemporary Perspectives in Native Studies NS 201 - Aboriginal Canada: Looking Forward/Looking Back
Any two of the following:
ANTHR 207 - Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology ANTHR 401 - Ethnographic Methods (Prerequisite" ANTHR 207 (or ANTHE 207) or consent of Department)

ANTHR 494 - Forensic Anthropology (Prerequisite: ANTHR 390 or consent of Department)

B LAW 301 - Legal Foundations of the Canadian Economy CSL 100 - An Introduction to Community Engagement
CSL 200 - Theory and Practice in Community Service-Learning (Not open to students with credit in CSL 300) ECON 350 - The Economics of Public Expenditures (Prerequisite: ECON 281 or equivalent) EDPY 442 - Introduction to Counselling(Prerequisite: EDPY 302 or 304, or equivalent) HECOL 100 - Introduction to Principles and Practice in Human Ecology HECOL 210 - Intimate Relationships
HECOL 301 - Program Planning and Evaluation (Prerequisite: successful completion of *60 credits)

HECOL 313 - Family Dynamics(Prerequisite: successful completion of *60 credits) HECOL 315 - Interviewing and Counseling (Prerequisite: successful completion of *30 credits including HECOL 100) HECOL 412 - Family Challenges (Prerequisite: HECOL 313) HIST 362 - History of Alberta
HIST 368 - History of the Native Peoples of Canada to 1867 HIST 369 - History of the Native Peoples of Canada Since 1867 INT D 394 - Introduction to Criminal Law (Prerequisite: SOC 225) - Not currently offered. NS 110 - Historical Perspectives in Native Studies NS 111 - Contemporary Perspectives in Native Studies

NS 200 - Aboriginal Canada: Looking Forward/Looking Back

NS 240 - Introduction to Aboriginal Legal Issues NS 320 - Aboriginal Governments and Politics (Prerequisites: NS 100, 111 and 240 or 290 or consent of the Faculty) NS 340 - Aboriginal Legal Issues (Prerequisites: NS 110, 111 and 240 or consent of the Faculty) NS 442-Colonialism and the Criminal Justice System- Not currently offered.(Prerequisite: NS 110, 111 and one 300-level NS course or consent of the Faculty)
PHIL 250 - Contemporary Ethical Issues PHIL 350 - Foundations of Ethics PHIL 368 - Topics in Social Justice POL S 327 - Aboriginal Peoples and Politics in Canada (Prerequisite: One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220), NS 100 or 111
POL S 328 - Managing Modern Government (Prerequisite: One of POL S 224, 225, (or 220 or 230) or Department consent)
POL S 390 - Law and Politics(Prerequisite: One of POL S 224, 225, 235, (or 220, 230, or 332) or Department consent) PSYCO 223 - Lifespan Developmental Psychology (Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100, and PSYCO 104 or equivalent) PSYCO 239 - Abnormal Psychology (Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100, and PSYCO 105. Not open to students with credit in PSYCO 399) PSYCO 282 - Behavior Modification (Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100) PSYCO 325 Applied Research in Developmental Psychology (Prerequisite: PSYCO 223)
PSYCO 327 - Adolescent Development (Prerequisite: PSYCO 223) PSYCO 333 - Personality Theory (Prerequisites: PSYCO 223, 239, or 241. Note: Not open to students with credit in PSYCO 223 or PSYCO 305 Topic: Personality) PSYCO 335 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology (Prerequisite: PSYCO 239. Not open to students with credit in PSYCO 435)
SMO 200 - Introduction to Management for Non-Business Students (Not to be taken by students with credit in SMO 101, 201, 301 or 310) WGS 102 - Gender and Social Justice
WGS 360 - Race, Class, and Gender (Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or W ST course, or consent of department) WGS 420 - Law and Feminism in Canada (Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WSG or W ST course, or department consent) WGS 431 - Feminism and Sexual Assault (Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WSG or W ST course, or departmental consent)

No more than ★6 at the junior level may be taken to satisfy the second subject requirements (excluding PSYCO courses).   


It is recommended that Criminology students:

  • Check ahead to see what 200-, 300-, and 400-level courses most interest you to build in appropriate prerequisite courses into your program.
  • Refer to your Academic Advisement report on Bear Tracks to track the progress of degree completion.  

It is recommended that Criminology students considering graduate studies take the following courses: 

  • SOC 212 - Classical Social Theory
  • SOC 335 - Themes in Contemporary Social Theory