Minor in Sociology


The Bachelor of Arts Minor in Sociology program is a versatile and valuable accompaniment to a major or minor degree in the arts, sciences, business, technology, or health-related fields. Because sociology covers a wide range of subject areas, it complements and broadens students’ perspectives and understandings of subjects covered in many other disciplines. The BA Minor in Sociology program aims to familiarize students with sociological theories and research methods, expose them to some of the main sub-fields in sociology, and enable them to explore a variety of social issues and strategies for social change in local and global contexts. Students are offered opportunities for engaging in hands-on learning activities, primary research projects, experiential and community-based learning, and community service work.

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Department's website: kpu.ca/arts/sociology

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Minor in Sociology must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.

Curricular Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.

1000 and 2000 Level
SOCI 1125Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures3
SOCI 2225Canadian Society: Conflict and Consensus3
SOCI 2235The Development of Sociological Thought3
SOCI 2260Research Methods in Sociology3
Select 3 futher credits from a course in SOCI at the 2000 level3
3000 and 4000 Level
Select 9 credits from courses in SOCI at the 3000 level or higher9
Select 6 additional credits from the following:6
Advanced Topics in Canadian Issues
Advanced Topics in Global Studies
Sociological Aspects of Community Service
Global Community Service
Total Credits30

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Sociology.

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