Combines the rigour of a scientific discipline with a concern for social relevance. As a Sociology student, you will study social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behaviour. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies and how people interact within these contexts. "Since all human behaviour is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious traditions; from the divisions of race, gender and social class, to the shared beliefs of a common culture” (American Sociological Association (2009: p. 5). This deeper understanding of society will lead you to an improved understanding of social issues and how they might be better addressed through enlightened and effective social policy.
This program allows students to specialize in Sociology while receiving a diverse liberal arts education. Students can choose to do a double major with another Arts discipline or choose a minor subject.
This program requires a higher level of academic performance and provides an opportunity for even greater specialization in Sociology than is provided by the regular BA program.
Gain a foundation in the field of Sociology (your minor area) alongside a complementary major in an arts, science or business degree.