Sociology (SOCI)

Sociology (SOCI)

Please see the academic calendar for up-to-date undergraduate requirements.

Major Program

 

For admission to the program, students must have completed SOCI 1210 with a minimum grade of C.

 

The major in Sociology requires the completion of the following thirty-six (36) credit hours:

  • SOCI 1210 Introductory Sociology
  • SOCI 2124 Social Inequality & Justice
  • SOCI 3010 Classical Theory
  • SOCI 3012 Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 3100 Qualitative Research Methods
  • SOCI 3102 Quantitative Research Methods
  • Twelve (12) credit hours in Sociology at the 3000 level or above
  • Six (6) credit hours seminar in Sociology at the 4000 level

FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING A DOUBLE MAJOR IN SOCIOLOGY AND CRIMINOLOGY, ONLY SIX
(6) CREDIT HOURS OF CROSS-LISTED COURSES CAN BE DOUBLE COUNTED.


Suggested Schedule

 

The following schedule is suggested for students majoring in Sociology:

Year 1:

  • ENGL 1205 Introduction to Literature
  • 9 credit hours of introductory courses in the following humanities (except PHIL 1200): Classics; History; Religious Studies; Modern Languages courses on literature and culture (a maximum of 6 credit hours can be counted from any one area).
  • SOCI 1210 Introductory Sociology (minimum grade of C)
  • Three (3) credit hours in a social science
  • Six (6) credit hours from a social science other than Sociology.
  • Six (6) credit hours of from one or two of the following: PHIL 1200 Critical Thinking, Mathematics, a language other than English, or a science other than Psychology.

Year 2:

  • SOCI 2124 Social Inequality & Justice
  • Six (6) credit hours in SOCI at the 3000 level
  • Eighteen (18) credit hours in Arts at the 2000 level or above
  • Six (6) credit hours of electives

Year 3:

  • SOCI 3010 Classical Theory
  • SOCI 3012 Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 3100 Qualitative Research Methods
  • SOCI 3102 Quantitative Research Methods
  • Twelve (12) credit hours in Arts at the 2000 level or above
  • Six (6) credit hours of electives

Year 4:

  • Six (6) credit hours SOCI at the 4000 level – note that directed readings courses in Sociology do not satisfy this requirement
  • Six (6) credit hours SOCI at the 3000 level
  • Three (3) credit hours in Arts at the 2000 level or above
  • Fifteen (15) credit hours of electives

Honours Program

This is a selective program.  Applicants for admission must:

  • have completed at least 60 credit hours;
  • have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 out of 4.3;
  • have a cumulative GPA in Sociology courses of 3.30 out of 4.3;
  • have a faculty member’s written agreement to serve as a supervisor for the honours thesis.

In exceptional circumstances, the Department may consider applicants who do not have a CGPA of 3.30 in Sociology courses (but who have a 3.00 overall). 

The deadline for application is 1 April of the year before students wish to begin the honours program. 

 

For honours in Sociology, students must complete sixty (60) credit hours as follows:
a. Major Core Courses:

 

  • SOCI 1210 Introductory Sociology (minimum grade of C)
  • SOCI 2124 Social Inequality & Justice
  • SOCI 3010 Classical Theory
  • SOCI 3012 Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 3100 Qualitative Research Methods
  • SOCI 3102 Quantitative Research Methods

 

b. Honours Core Courses:

 

 

c. Eighteen (18) credit hours in Sociology at the 3000 level or above
d. Twelve (12) credit hours in Sociology at the 4000 level

 

 

To graduate, student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 in SOCI courses as well as earn a grade of B+ (3.30) in SOCI 4601.


Concentration in Sociology

Students in a ninety (90) credit hour B.A. program with a concentration in Sociology are required to complete twenty- four (24) Sociology credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.00. Courses cross-listed with Criminology may not be double counted if students choose to complete a double concentration in Sociology and Criminology. Required courses include:

  • SOCI 1210 Introductory Sociology ( minimum grade of C)
  • SOCI/CRIM 2124 Social Inequality & Justice
  • 18 additional credit hours in Sociology

Minor Program

The minor in Sociology requires twenty-four (24) credit hours in Sociology completed with a minimum grade point average of C. Required courses include:

  • SOCI 1210 Introductory Sociology (minimum grade of C)
  • SOCI 1211 Social Power Relations (minimum grade of C)
  • SOCI/CRIM 2124 Social Inequality & Justice
  • An additional 18 credit hours in SOCI at the 2000, 3000, or 4000-level.

Note: For students enrolled in the minor program in Sociology and the major program in Criminology, only 6 credit hours of cross-listed courses may be double counted to meet program requirements.