Planning on a 4th Year?

What happens in 4th year?

  • Sociology Majors take two (2) 400/500 level seminar courses (max 25 students) in addition to the remaining degree requirements.
  • Sociology Medials take one (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, 2024

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 2024-2025 academic year.
  2. If you are interested in the Walls to Bridges seminar, please fill out the application and submit to the Philosophy department.
  3. Fill out the online fillable Pre-registration survey.
  4. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Underhill ( 

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 Martin Hand.

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