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Communication and Sociology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #145 (WUR) Ottawa, Canada
Sociology is about understanding societies, cultures and the various types of processes that produce them. Because the sociological perspective cuts across so many disciplines, students who study sociology can end up working in a variety of different fields.The Communication and Sociology program is offered at University of Ottawa.
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By studying Communication and Sociology at University of Ottawa, students can become aware of the underlying social dimensions in political, economic and legal systems, for example. The University of Ottawa's School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies puts a strong emphasis on the acquisition of critical thinking. A sound knowledge of sociology is a significant asset in many careers.

Are elections enough to sustain democracy?

Yes free elections are important, but sociologists have shown that they are not enough. For example, for much of human history individuals have only trusted people who were part of their everyday networks such as family, kin group, or religious community.

Without social processes such as state education, national cultures, or public associations for example, it would not be possible for individuals to trust their fellow citizens enough to engage in the collective struggles that are at the core of any democratic society.

For sociologists, understanding these social processes is important: democracy cannot be taken for granted. If the social processes that make it possible for individuals to trust others were to disappear, so could democracy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Workshop in Essay Writing
  • Reasoning and Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts
  • Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to Interdisciplinary study in the Arts
  • Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
  • Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
  • Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts
  • Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to Interdisciplinary study in the Arts
  • Moral Reasoning
  • Fundamental Philosophical Questions
  • Great Philosophers

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Before submitting an application, you must meet or intend to meet all of the admission requirements, namely, have a secondary school diploma (or the equivalent if you’ve studied outside Canada), attain the minimum average, meet the language requirements and take all the prerequisite courses for the program. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36160 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18080 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6088 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3044 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ottawa

  • 1168 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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