Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences / Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Anthropology, Other
Description: Human behaviour—it can be puzzling, complex, fascinating and bizarre. Sociology and Social Anthropology teaches you how to research, collect and analyze data to understand the problems people face in society. Anyone who wants to challenge, observe or comment on how we live today will find this degree useful. The program immerses you in a rigorous and cosmopolitan academic training. You’ll study the social world and the behavior of people in a variety of situations. You’ll examine individual and group identity, human nature and communities.

This program permits Dalhousie graduates to undertake an additional 30 credit hours upgrading their qualifications from the 90 credit hour BA to Honours. Students must meet the usual conditions for admission to honours, and complete the full set of Honours requirements in either Sociology or Social Anthropology. Interested students should consult an Undergraduate Advisor. Students with a 120 credit hours major may also upgrade to honours.

URL: Sociology and Social Anthropology (BA) (Honours Conversion) at Dalhousie University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $18,458

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.

Careers: Sociologists,Social Service Planners,Social Policy Researchers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have English 12, and four other acceptable university-preparatory courses at the grade 12 level.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    To be admitted to any of the Combined Honours programs, students must meet the same GPA requirements as for Concentrated Honours. Specifically, the Department requires a grade average of B+ (3.30) or higher on courses above 1000 in SOSA and the other honours subject. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 is required. The requirements noted below normally apply. In some cases a variation may be allowable when approved by honours advisors in both departments, for example when a similar course is required by both departments.