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BA Sociology

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

30359.1 USD
5088 USD

Application fee

International 100 USD
National 100 USD
Faculty of Arts
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)90

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About this course

Sociology is the study of human behaviour as it is shaped by society and in turn affects the social contexts in which we live. Contexts include informal groups, families, classrooms, work organizations, cultures, and societies. The effects of social categories on human behaviour constitute a topic of central interest within sociology. Sociologists use a variety of research methods, including historical analysis, participant observation, surveys, and field and laboratory experiments. You can select a Major, Minor, or Honours degree in Sociology.

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Eligibility Criteria

You can come directly from secondary school (including, for example, Gymnasium, International Baccalaureate or British-Patterned Education) or may transfer to UBC after one or two years at another accredited institution. International Students in the Faculty of Forestry can apply for the Co-op work placements or our exchange programs in the faculty.

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Course Modules

The program requires that students complete:

6 credits selected from either (SOCI 100C or SOCI 100); or (one of SOCI 100A or SOCI 101) and (one of SOCI 100B or SOCI 102)
SOCI 217 (6 credits) or (SOCI 217 (3 credits) and 3 credits from 200-level SOCI courses)
3 credits from SOCI 310
3 credits from SOCI 328
SOCI 370 or (SOCI 371 and 3 credits selected from SOCI 372, SOCI 414, SOCI 415, SOCI 416 or SOCI 469)
3 credits selected from SOCI 380, SOCI 381, SOCI 382 or SOCI 383
a minimum of 15 additional 300- and 400-level sociology credits

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How to Apply

  • The UBC online application, including the Personal Profile and two references 
  • Program-specific supplemental applications, if applicable Program dependent
  • English Language Admissions Standard (ELAS) 
  • ELAS waiver request and supporting documentation 
  • IB Diploma anticipated score results, if applicable 
  • Interim transcript
  • Final transcript

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