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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Fredericton, Canada
Sociologists study how human societies work. We ask how your social background, your social class, gender ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, and nationality affect your experiences and opportunities in life. 
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We examine how social institutions such as the family, the education system, religion, or the legal system operate. We study specific aspects of society such as health, deviance, or rural life. We examine a wide range of topics, from something as intimate as how we make music together to phenomena a transnational migration or worldwide social protests.

By studying Sociology, you learn the shared humanities and social science skills of writing clear and effective papers and reports, analyzing issues carefully using reason and facts, and reading and analyzing written texts. Sociology specifically teaches us how to analyze any number of contemporary social issues such as unemployment, crime, sexual harassment, gender in popular culture, inequality between the 1% and the 99%, and so on. You learn specific research techniques such as observation and participant, survey research, the analysis of historical documents and evidence, the use of official statistics, and the analysis of how language and images in the media and popular culture depict such important topics as how women are portrayed, how men are portrayed, or how ethnic minorities are portrayed.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Research Design & Method
  • Understanding Statistics
  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • Canadian Society
  • Sociology of Atlantic Canada
  • Intro. to Sociology of Globalization
  • Society and Ecology
  • Deviance
  • Sociology for Cyborgs: the Social Organization of the Internet
  • The Sociology of Chinese Women in Literature and Film

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • International applicants must demonstrate academic strength in a high school program of college/university preparatory courses with subject distribution, other minimum requirements, and academic standing comparable to that required for Canadian applicants. A non-refundable $55.00 ($40.00 for New Brunswick residents) application fee.
  • Please note that Bachelor of Arts applicants who have been accepted to and completed courses at St. Thomas University within the past three years are not required to pay the application fee. International students who wish to have their correspondence from the University sent to them by courier may pay an additional non-refundable $50 courier fee at the time of application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15230 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15230 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6776 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6776 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fredericton

  • 1100 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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