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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Greater Sudbury, Canada| Online
The Sociology program offered by the Laurentian University studies the social behaviour or society, including its origins, development, organization, networks and institutions.
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Overview

The Sociology program offered by the Laurentian University provides students a solid foundation in qualitative and quantitative research methods and gives them opportunities to conduct empirical reasearch. Students also learn classical and contemporary social theories. They may choose courses in social inequality; sexuality and disability; youth, aging and the family; Indigenous peoples; cultural marginality; globalization; immigration; mass media; social movements; health and environmental issues; memory and life stories; and crime and the criminal justice system.

Students learn to question their assumptions about society and to take responsibility for making the world a better place. They may choose to complete a placement with a community organization. They also have the option of obtaining a Certificate in Social Research Methods.

Careers

    Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to:

    • Program evaluator
    • Infrastructure developer
    • Communications officer
    • Community developer
    • Urban planner
    • Needs assessor
    • Feasibility studies officer
    • Organizational reviewer
    • Policy or data analyst
    • Human rights officer

    Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Understanding Society
  • The Child and Society
  • The Adolescent and Society
  • Thinking Sociologically
  • Emergence of Sociological Theories
  • The World of Work
  • Family Sociology 
  • Explanations of Crime
  • Institutions of the Criminal Justice System
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    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:

    6.5

    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

Ontario High School Applicants

  • 1 grade 12 English U/M course
  • 5 other grade 12 U/M courses 
  • A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses

International Baccalaureate

  • Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate are eligible for admission provided they have achieved a minimum score of 28 and have fulfilled the diploma requirements (six subjects, minimum three at the higher level). Applicants may receive transfer credits for higher level courses with grades of 5 or higher.
  • Applicants must submit the International Baccalaureate transcript to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Greater Sudbury

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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