Major in Sociology

The Major in Sociology is for students who are interested in the Sociology Department’s areas of focus (Power and Justice, Work and the Economy, Health and the Life Course, and Social Demography and Migration). This module is ideal for students who want to take a variety of other courses to round out their University degree.

Major in Sociology (Checklist)

Admissions Requirements: Students must complete 1.0 courses at the 1000-level to enter the module (Sociology 1020, Sociology 1021E, Sociology 1025A/B, Sociology 1026F/G, Sociology 1027A/B,) with no mark below 60%. Students must request entery into the module during Intent to Register in March.

Module Requirements: The Major in Sociology consists of 6.0 credits in Sociology and can be completed as either a 3-year or 4-year Bachelor’s degree.

  • Sociology 2205A/B Statistics for Sociology (0.5 course)
  • Sociology 2206A/B Research Methods in Sociology (0.5 course)
  • One of the following theory courses (Sociology 2263A/B, Sociology 2240E, Sociology 2270A/B, or Sociology 2271A/B (0.5 course)
  • 2.5 courses in Sociology numbered 2000-3999
  • 2.0 courses in Sociology numbered 3000-4999

Note: Students who entered the module in 2021 or earlier may follow either the previous module requirements or the new 2022-present module requirements. The 2022-present module allows for more course enrollment flexibility.

The Sociology Major can be combined with other modules in the Sociology department or a module from another department. Students may be interested in The Honours Double Major in Sociology & Criminology or the Double Major in Sociology & Criminology.