Sociology Major, Bachelor of Arts

Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Sociology Major, Bachelor of Arts
Next enrollment cycle May 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 1,877,327
Course Accredited By NA
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree

Sociology is the study of human society. This program will give students extensive knowledge of the key social factors affecting human behaviour and also develop your skills in designing and evaluating research.

  • We believe that it is the task of sociologists to conduct critical public debate about social institutions. We seek to contribute to that debate and equip our students with the skills to do so too.
  • Our Sociology major will give you extensive knowledge of the key social factors affecting human behaviour and also develop your skills in designing and evaluating research. Sociology students develop many skills
  • Fees based on (15 credits/5 courses) 

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2024
  • September 2024
  • January 2025

Entry Requirements

Open admission

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status
  • English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent)

Admission to each major program may have specific requirements.

  • Recommended: Foundations of Mathematics 11 or higher is strongly recommended for students pursuing Education or a major in Geography and Environmental Studies, Sociology or Psychology
  • Admission to the sociology major requires completion of SOCI 1110 and 1210 and two 2000-level Sociology courses, of which three of the four sociology courses must receive grade C or above.

If you don’t meet the requirements

  • High school graduates can apply and be admitted to this program while upgrading at TRU.
  • Mature students without a high school diploma (or equivalent) can work towards completing their BC High School Graduation Diploma while in this program through TRU courses.
  • Students who do not qualify for mature student status can apply for the TRU University Preparation program to complete their BC High School Graduation Diploma.

Courses for the sociology major

  • 1000-2000 level courses: 15 credits

Required courses:

  • Introduction to Sociology I (3 credits) and
  • Introduction to Sociology II (3 credits)
  • MATH 1200 or PSYC 2100

Introductory Social Research Methods (3 credits)

Elective Courses: one of:

  • Race and Ethnicity (3 credits)
  • Canadian Social Issues (3 credits)
  • Women in Global Perspective (3 credits)
  • Family in the Cross Cultural Perspective (3 credits)
  • Popular Culture (3 credits)
  • Collective Behaviour (3 credits)
  • Crime and Society (3 credits)
  • Deviance and Control (3 credits)
  • Sociology of the Environment (3 credits) or another approved second year course (e.g., transfer credit)

3000-4000 Level Courses: 30 credits

Required Courses:

  • Classical Social Theory (3 credits) plus
  • Feminist Social Theory (3 credits) or
  • Contemporary Social Theory (3 credits)
  • Social Survey Design and Analysis (3 credits) or
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Sociology (3 credits)
  • Elective Courses: plus
  • SEVEN 3000-4000 level Sociology courses (21 credits)

*NOTE on SOCI 3620: Special Topics in Social Problems (3 credits) - The department may offer a number of these special topics courses each semester. Students are allowed to complete as many of these 3 credit courses as they choose, provided that all of them cover different topics (each special topics course will count towards their upper elective credits for their Sociology major).

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