Department of Sociology & Criminology

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:

  • Introductory Sociology
  • Social Inequality & Justice
  • Classical Theory
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • 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:

  • 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).
  •  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: Critical Thinking, Mathematics, a language other than English, or a science other than Psychology.

Year 2:

  •  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:

  •  Classical Theory
  •  Contemporary Sociological Theory
  •  Qualitative Research Methods
  •  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:

  • Introductory Sociology (minimum grade of C)
  • Social Inequality & Justice
  • Classical Theory
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods

 b. Honours Core Courses: 

  • Advanced Theory
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Honours Thesis Research Preparation
  • Honours Thesis Writing 

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:

  • Introductory Sociology ( minimum grade of C)
  • 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:

  • Introductory Sociology (minimum grade of C)
  • Social Power Relations (minimum grade of C)
  • 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.