Program Information

School: Saint Mary’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Sociology
Description: Sociology is the systematic study of social relations around class and economics, race, gender, sexuality; of human groups and social interaction and of social institutions such as the family, law, politics, multiculturalism, education, media, and religion. This dynamic and diverse major offers a wide range of relevant courses, while providing an excellent foundation for a large number of interesting career options. Sociology graduates are uniquely prepared to think critically and communicate effectively; characteristics that make them highly desirable.

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program have the option of pursuing co-op opportunities, which requires one additional academic year of study – A total of 5 years in the Honours program and 4 years in the Major program.

URL: Sociology at Saint Mary’s University
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

There is an additional fee for Co-operative Education ($489.70 per work term for Nova Scotia residents and $618.00 per work term for out-of-province Canadians).

Careers: Sociologists,Social Service Planners,Social Policy Researchers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •   English 

Students entering directly from high school are required to have completed five academic Grade 12 subjects, including English, with an average grade of 70% and no grade below 60%.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]

If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate that you have the English language skills necessary to be successful in Saint Mary’s University degree programs.