The BA Major in Sociology program at Kwantlen is the only program of this kind in BC that involves a practicum component, which provides students with the opportunity to volunteer in a local or global context in a community based setting, make employment contacts, and apply knowledge students have learned in class in the field.
Students will develop a broad understanding of the social, cultural, economic, and political relationships between local, regional, and global communities, which are important and desired qualifications sought by prospective employers in public, private and non-profit organizations. Emphasis on principles of equity, equality, democracy, cultural diversity and active citizenship as important elements of the curricula will prepare students for employment within a culturally, socially, economically, and politically heterogeneous and interconnected world. Today, sociologists are working in a broad range of fields including, but not limited to, government, communications, corrections/law, business, community affairs, health, teaching, research, and marketing.
Know yourself and your communities
Sociology provides you with the knowledge and skills to stimulate your imagination and reflect about yourself and your place in both local and global communities. Sociology enhances your social and cultural literacy that is essential for understanding personal relationships and personal growth. Our curricula will prepare you for living and participating in a diverse society as informed citizens.
Prepare for advanced studies
Sociology offers a wide range of courses that prepare you for graduate or professional studies. Our courses are rigorous in both theory and research, and are taught in creative and innovative ways by qualified and dedicated instructors.