Sociology Major

Completing a sociology major provides many of the same benefits as the specialist but, requiring seven rather than ten credits, 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.

Students cannot combine a Sociology Major program with another Sociology program (Specialist or Minor) for their degree.

Entry Requirements

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 credits (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. Credit for higher-level SOC courses will not waive these requirements

Transfer credits of SOC1**H without exclusion cannot be used to meet program admission or requirements.

Completion Requirements

Completing a Sociology major requires 7 full credits, as per the following:

  1. SOC100H1+SOC150H1
  2. SOC201H1SOC202H1, and SOC204H1
  3. 1.0 credits from SOC251H1SOC252H1, and SOC254H1
  4. 1.0 SOC credits from the 300-level “Program-Only” courses (codes SOC317H1 to SOC354H1 – rotating list every year)
  5. 0.5 SOC credit at the 400 level
  6. An additional 2.0 credits in Sociology at the 200 or 300 level (0.5 of which must be taken at the 300 level, i.e., 1.5 credits at the 200 or 300 level and 0.5 at the 300 level)


  1. Students cannot take more than 0.5 credit at the 400 level without written permission from the Undergraduate Program Administrator.
  2. Students cannot take more than 1.0 credits of the program-only courses without written permission from the Undergraduate Program Administrator.