Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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What you will learn in this program
Sociologists ask questions such as: Are any behaviours deemed immoral in every society? What role does alcohol consumption play in soccer hooliganism? Why is HIV/AIDS described as being a disease of poverty?
Sociologists study how social structures, social processes, and cultural products constrain and enable human behaviour. Societies are products of the actions and interactions of individuals, and sociologists use empirical research to explore every level of social life. During the course of your studies, you'll gain statistical analysis skills, research capabilities, written and verbal communication skills, and a deeper understanding of the complex nature of society.
As a Sociology graduate, you’ll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in Sociology can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.
Courses you'll take:
Canadian Society, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Sociology of First Nations, Sociology of Gender, Introductory Sociology
Admission requirements and information
Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.
Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.
Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.
Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.
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We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2018 starting on Sunday, October 1, 2017. You'll be able to submit an application until Thursday, March 1, 2018. Check out our student experience page to find out more about what life is like on campus or consider visiting campus for a tour led by one of our current students.