Completing a sociology major provides many of the same benefits as the specialist but, requiring seven rather than ten FCEs allows greater flexibility for students who wish to complement their sociology studies with courses from other disciplines. Many students choose to enroll in a double major, bringing a level of interdisciplinarity to their degree.
We admit a limited number of students into the Major program each year. Students who have achieved a minimum combined average of 65% in SOC100H1+SOC150H1 and who have completed an additional 3.0 FCEs (in any discipline) (total of 4.0 credits) may apply for admission to the Sociology Major in second year. Entry into the Major is competitive and achieving the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
Completing a Sociology major requires 7 full course equivalents (FCEs).
- SOC201H1, SOC202H1, and SOC204H1
- 1.0 FCEs from SOC251H1, SOC252H1, and SOC254H1
- 1.0 SOC FCEs from 300 level “Program-Only” courses (codes SOC318H1 to SOC354H1 – rotating list every year)
- 0.5 SOC FCEs at the 400 level
- An additional 2.0 FCEs in Sociology at the 200 or 300 level (0.5 of which must be taken at the 300 level, i.e., 1.5 FCEs at the 200 or 300 level and 0.5 at the 300 level)
- Students cannot take more than 0.5 FCE at the 400 level without written permission from the Undergraduate Program Administrator.
- Students cannot take more than 1.0 FCE of the program-only courses without written permission from the Undergraduate Program Administrator.