Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology


The Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology is a provincially recognized two-year academic credential program. The aims of this program are to provide students with an entry point into a Bachelor of Arts degree program. The Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology creates greater ease in transferring credits to other post-secondary institutions, enriches students’ intellectual lives, and prepares them with academic knowledge and skills that are valuable in various work contexts. Students are exposed to an overview of central topics in sociology, fundamental sociological theories and concepts, studies in Canadian society, and specialized subject areas in sociology.

Students who complete the Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology and wish to continue their studies at KPU may pursue a Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology or Minor in Sociology. Additional course credits at the 2000 level are required for graduation in these programs so students should be sure to consult the program information on our BA degrees.

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Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Curricular Requirements

Within the framework of the Associate of Arts Degree students are required to complete at least 60 credits with a minimum grade of C in each course, including the following courses.

SOCI 1125Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures3
SOCI 2225Canadian Society: Conflict and Consensus3
SOCI 2235The Development of Sociological Thought3
Select 3 credits from a course in SOCI numbered 2000 or higher3
Total Credits12

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology.

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