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Sociology Minor


The Bachelor of Arts Minor in Sociology program is a highly suitable accompaniment to a major or minor degree in the arts, sciences, business, technology and health-related fields. Because sociology covers a wide range of subject areas, it complements and broadens students’ perspectives and understandings of subjects covered in many other disciplines. The BA Minor in Sociology program aims to familiarize students with sociological theories and research methods, expose them to some of the main sub-fields in sociology, and enable them to explore a variety of social issues, problems and strategies for social change in the local and global contexts. Students are offered ample opportunities for engaging in hands-on learning activities, primary research projects and presentations, experiential and community-based learning, and community service work, as well the option of participating in a field school overseas in a developing nation.  

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Minor in Sociology must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.

Curricular Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.

1000 and 2000 Level

  SOCI 1125 Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures 3 credits
  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
  3 further credits from a course in SOCI at the 2000 level 3 credits


3000 and 4000 Level

  9 credits from courses in SOCI at the 3000 level or higher 9 credits
Plus 6 credits from the following:
  SOCI 4225 Advanced Topics in Canadian Issues 3 credits
  SOCI 4320 Advanced Topics in Global Studies 3 credits
  SOCI 4325 Sociological Aspects of Community Service 6 credits
  SOCI 4330 Global Community Service 6 credits

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree 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-2018

How to Declare:

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2018

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