Bachelor of Arts - Sociology Major

A major in Sociology requires a minimum of *33, as follows:

  • SOC 100 - Introductory Sociology
  • SOC 210 - Introduction to Social Statistics
  • SOC 212 - Classical Social Theory
  • SOC 315 - Introduction to Social Methodology
  • SOC 335 - Themes in Contemporary Social Theory
  • ★6 in SOC at the 300- or 400-level
  • ★6 in SOC at the 400-level

Two of:

  • SOC 241 - Social Psychology (see Note 1 below)
  • SOC 251 - Population and Society
  • SOC 260 - Inequality and Social Stratification
  • SOC 269 - Introductory Sociology of Globalization

Note 1: Students who have taken PSYCO 241 cannot also take SOC 241 for credit. PYSCO 241 may be used to meet this requirement, however, *3 from SOC 251, SOC 260, and SOC 269 must be completed. An additional *3 optional Senior SOC course is also required, to meet the *30 Senior-level SOC required for the major. Senior level coursework is considered 200-level, 300-level and 400-level.

Note 2: Faculty of Arts students who have already taken Stat 141 or 151 must still take SOC 210, since it is a requirement for the SOC major. 

Note 3: Sociology majors may take additional Sociology courses, up to a maximum of *48 senior level Sociology courses (above requirements, plus *18 optional senior level Sociology courses).

Note 4: R SOC 355 and R SOC 450 have been approved for cross-listing as applicable to a major or minor in Sociology.

Declaring or Changing your Major: If you are currently in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) program, and would like to officially declare or change your major to Sociology, submit an on-line Google Form titled Declaration or Change of Major/Minor. The Arts Undergraduate Student Services office will process your request. Please allow 10 business days for your record to be updated.

It is recommended that Sociology majors:

  • Register in SOC 100 in the first year
  • Register in the required statistics/methods (SOC 210/SOC 315) and theory courses (SOC 212/SOC 335) earlier in your program, rather than later. These are important foundational courses!
  • 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 Requirements report on Bear Tracks to track the progress of degree completion.

Department Contact Information

Pamela Minty
Sociology Undergraduate Advisor
5-27 HM Tory Building

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