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Planning on a 4th Year?

What happens in 4th year?
  • Sociology Majors take 2 400/500 level seminar courses (max 25 students) in addition to the remaining degree requirements.
  • Sociology Medials take 1 400/500 level seminar course (max 25 students) in addition to the remaining degree requirements.
Am I eligible?
Students need: 
  • A 2.6 GPA based on SOCY 210, SOCY 211, SOCY 226 and SOCY 227 and 18.0 units from SOCY option courses
  • A minimum of 84.0 units by September 1, 2019
What should I do next?
  1. Choose your top 5 choices for 400/500 level seminar courses.  Preview the list of seminar courses being offered for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  2. Fill out the online fillable Pre-registration Questionnaire.
  3. Send the form to or drop form in the essay slot in the sociology office (D431).
What is the Sociology Thesis option?
SOCY520 Thesis Option 6.0 F/W
In addition to their 400/500 level seminars, students may choose to undertake a Sociology thesis. This is a full year course, working on a specific topic with the supervision of a Professor, producing a thesis of around 50-75 pages in length (15,000 words). To discuss this option please contact Professor Kay at
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