Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
The Bachelor of Arts, Sociology Major program is designed for you if sociology is your passion. A Directed Studies course is included.
What Can You Do With This Credential?
Academic studies in sociology can help you meet the prerequisites or recommended requisites for admission to many graduate programs offered by other post-secondary institutions and can also help prepare you for work in government, marketing and communications, business and other settings.
Some program requirements may be met with credits earned through prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR).
OL offers many courses that fulfill both lower- and upper-level degree requirements, but you may need to complete some program requirements through classroom or distance courses from other recognized post-secondary institutions and transfer the credit to this program.
A minimum of 15 TRU credits (distance or on-campus)
120 credits, including 45 upper-level credits, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher over all courses for this credential, as follows:
General Education Requirements
May be met with lower- or upper-level university courses; refer to the General Education requirements for arts and science degree programs
6 credits in English (university-level composition and literature), excluding technical and business writing courses
6 credits in humanities, other than English
3 credits in mathematics (including statistics) and/or science
SOCI 1111, Introduction to Sociology I (3) or equivalent
SOCI 1211, Introduction to Sociology II (3) or equivalent
6 credits of lower-level sociology courses
3 credits of a second-year sociology course; may be SOCI 2501
3 credits of Directed Studies (SOCI 4991)
15 credits of upper-level elective courses
42 credits of lower- or upper-level elective courses
Consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential.
Also, before you register in a course not listed on the OL website, you must apply for a Letter of Permission (LOP).
If you proceed otherwise, you may find that either course credits cannot be applied to your program or you must pay a transcript reassessment fee.
A Directed Studies course consists of concentrated study of a topic you select in consultation with your Open Learning Faculty Member. Directed Studies is open to you if you have fulfilled the General Education and lower-level requirements and have completed at least 15 credits of upper-level requirements in your major.
Registration procedures differ for Directed Studies courses, so it is essential that you speak to your Program Advisor before registering.
Please see Tuition and Fees for details.
Email Student Services or call us for more about this or any other Open Learning program.