Program Information

School: Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Sociology
Description: Sociology is the study of social life; it focuses on the linkages between individual experience and the wider society in which we live. Sociology at Laurier is characterized by strengths in the areas of equity and social justice. Topics for investigation might include issues of race, class, gender, crime, family, suicide and health. If you want to explore the things we perceive to be “natural” that are in fact socially constructed and organized such as the sociology of work or the sociology of the family, this is the program for you.

The aim of this program is to help you gain a better understanding of contemporary social issues by providing you with the theoretical, methodological and writing skills to analyze and engage with these issues. You will begin to think critically about taken-for-granted assumptions, and in the process, understand the many ways personal experience is shaped by social processes and social institutions.

URL: Sociology (BA) at Wilfrid Laurier University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,956

Domestic fees range from $6,536–$9,150
International fees range from $22,956–$26,172

Careers: Sociologists,Social Service Planners,Social Policy Researchers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75 to 76
Prerequisites:*

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 an admission range of mid 70s, and English at 60%.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83]