Sociology

Sociology is the study of human social life, focusing on developing an understanding of changes in social structure and human interaction on an individual, societal and global level. Students in Sociology learn to analyze social issues and think critically about the world around them.

A degree in Sociology prepares students for studies in areas such as criminology, journalism, law, medicine, nursing, planning and social work. Many students go on to do graduate work. Graduates of Sociology, Aboriginal Justice & Criminology and the Certificate of Proficiency in Criminology and Addictions can apply to work in a variety of fields, including criminal justice, community based and government agencies, social science research, or use these programs as a first degree toward graduate work.

SOC 111.3 and SOC 112.3 are the prerequisites for all 200-300 and 400-level courses. Students who have taken SOC 110.6 cannot take SOC 111.3 and SOC 112.3 for credit.  All 400-level courses are conducted as seminars and emphasize theoretical issues.

Major Average

The major average in Sociology programs includes the grades earned in:

  • All SOC and all courses listed in the Major Requirement B6.

The major average in Sociology (Aboriginal Justice and Criminology (ABJAC))  programs includes the grades earned in:

  • For Sociology Major: All SOC and all courses listed in the Major Requirement B6.
  • For ABJAC recognition: 6 credit units of 100-level SOC; 6 credit units of 100-level ENG; and all courses listed in the Major Requirement B6.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a degree in Sociology, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • SOC 111.3 and SOC 112.3
  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement B6.

To receive a degree in Sociology (Aboriginal Justice and Criminology (ABJAC)), students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • SOC 111.3 and SOC 112.3 in Requirement B1.
  • 6 credit units 100-level ENG in Requirement B2.
  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement B6.

See Residency for additional details.

Bachelor of Arts Four-year (B.A. Four- year) - Sociology

Bachelor of Arts Three-year (B.A. Three- year) - Sociology

Bachelor of Arts Honours (B.A. Honours) - Sociology

Bachelor of Arts Double Honours - Sociology - Specialization 1

Double Honours - Sociology - Specialization 2

Bachelor of Arts Four-year (B.A. Four-year) - Sociology (Aboriginal Justice and Criminology (ABJAC))

Bachelor of Arts Three-year (B.A. Three-year) - Sociology (Aboriginal Justice and Criminology (ABJAC))

Bachelor of Arts Honours (B.A. Honours) - Sociology (Aboriginal Justice and Criminology (ABJAC))

Pre-Social Work Program

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