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Honours Sociology (Specialist Option) (B.A.)

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Completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0, including a grade of at least C in SOCIOL 1Z03 . For continuation in the program, see the section on Minimum Requirements for Entering and Continuing in a Program Beyond Level I  in the Faculty of Social Sciences Academic Regulations.


  1. The Honours Sociology (Specialist Option) (B.A.) program is the most appropriate program for students who are considering graduate studies in sociology.
  2. Students must normally complete SOCIOL 2KK3 , 2LL3  and 2Z03  before entering Level III courses.
  3. Students must normally complete 3 units of advanced theory, SOCIOL 3A03  or 3P03 , before entering Level IV courses.
  4. Students must normally complete SOCIOL 3FF3  and 3 units of advanced methods, SOCIOL 3O03  or 3W03 , before entering Level IV courses.
  5. Students may take an additional 6 units of Level IV Sociology as electives.
  6. Students will be given priority enrolment in SOCIOL 3A03 , 3P03 , 3O03, and 3W03  as well as Level IV seminar courses.
  7. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Level IV independent research (SOCIOL 4M03 , 4MM6 A/B S  or 4N03 ).
  8. Students should check both this Calendar and the Departmental website for prerequisites and course descriptions.


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which 48 units may be Level I

30 units


  • the Level I program completed prior to admission to the program
    (See Admission above)

6 units

  • Level IV Sociology seminar or directed research course lists
    (See Notes 4, 5, 6, and above.)

3 units


  • Level IV Sociology seminar
    (See Notes 4, 5, 6, and 7 above.)

18 units

  • Levels II or III Sociology

42 units

  • Electives, at least 6 units (above Level I) must be taken outside of Sociology

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