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Sociology: Bachelor of Arts Minor


The Sociology Department offers a four year Bachelor of Arts, Minor in Sociology which, like the Bachelor of Arts Major in Sociology, offers critical, practical, and transformative studies in local and global approaches. This program offers exceptional learning experiences in applied settings with academic rigor and a well-rounded education in various sub-fields in the discipline.

At the lower level of our degree programs, you will gain an introduction to Sociology and a solid foundation in essential concepts, skills, and knowledge in sociological theory and research methods. Specialized area courses are offered at the 2000, 3000, and 4000 levels representing various significant sub-fields in the discipline. You may wish to take a broad range of Sociology courses or streamline their program by choosing electives for a concentration in Canadian or Global sociological studies. Sociology courses also make excellent electives to supplement programs in other disciplines.

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a minor in Sociology must be admitted to the Faculty of Arts.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation.

Curricular Requirements

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete all requirements in the Bachelor of Arts framework in addition to their major or minor program requirements.

Sociology Minor

1000 Level

Students will be required to complete:
  SOCI 1125 Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures 3 credits

Completion of SOCI 1125 with a minimum grade of 'C' provides a pre-requisite for all sociology courses at the 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels.

2000 Level

Students will be required to complete 15 credits in SOCI courses at the 2000 level sociology courses, as follows:
  SOCI 2225 Canadian Society: Conflict and Consensus 3 credits
  SOCI 2235 The Development of Sociological Thought 3 credits
  SOCI 2260 Research Methods in Sociology 3 credits
  6 credits of additional SOCI 2000-level courses 6 credits

3000 Level

Students will be required to complete a minimum of 12 credits in SOCI courses at the 3000 level. Note that some courses at the 3000 level require specific course prerequisites in addition to SOCI 1125.

4000 Level

All BA Minor in Sociology students must complete 6 credits chosen from the following:

One of:
  SOCI 4325 Sociological Aspects of Community Service 6 credits
  SOCI 4330 Global Community Service 6 credits
Or both of:
  SOCI 4225 Advanced Topics in Canadian Issues 3 credits
  SOCI 4320 Advanced Topics in Global Studies 3 credits

It is recommended that students complete at least 60 course credits in total before taking these courses.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a Bachelor of Arts program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Sociology.

At a Glance

Faculty of Arts


Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Baccalaureate Degree

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley
  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 120

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2011

How to Declare:

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2016

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