What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology is designed to expand your sociological imaginations by challenging you to think critically about the ways in which society is created, maintained and changed. It is the study of individuals, groups, and social institutions within society. Sociology investigates the social causes and consequences of social phenomena including deviance and crime, schools and education, health and illness, environmental disasters, economic development, social movements, and inequalities such as gender inequality, racial inequality and class inequality.
You will learn how individuals’ thoughts, perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, actions, opportunities, and interactions are shaped by social categories such as age, ability, gender, class, race, etc., as well as social institutions such as government, workplace, education, media, family, and religion, among others. You will also learn classical and modern sociological theories, as well as, qualitative and quantitative research methods that guide sociological research, analysis and explanations of social phenomena.
Apart from the intrinsic value of learning to think critically about the taken-for-granted world, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology helps prepare you for graduate school and/or a wide range of careers in areas such as independent research, social services, community advocacy, and teaching.

Captivating Careers

Sociology prepares you for a wide range of careers in law, corrections, forensics, policing, immigration, social policy, emergency management, mass communications, counselling, human/social services and public health, among others.

Career possibilities

  • Human rights officer
  • Social research assistant
  • Social trends or data analyst

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$24,005.00 (14,10,400) per year
Tuition/fees (based on 10 courses): CAN $23,110 - CAN $24,900

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

8 April 2022

Start date

8 September 2022

Venue

Mount Royal University

4825 Mount Royal Gate SW,

CALGARY,

Alberta (AB),

T3E 6K6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Applicant: must present a minimum admission average of 65%, calculated on the five appropriate Grade 12 courses. Admission to the Bachelor of Social Work requires the following specific high school courses (or equivalents). Applicants in all admission categories must present: English Language Arts 30-1 - minimum grade 65% Social Studies 30-1 or Aboriginal Studies 30 - minimum grade 60% TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 86 (min. 20 in each of four sections) IELTS (International English Language Test — Academic): 6.5 (min. 5.5 on each band)

For international students

High School Applicant: must present a minimum admission average of 65%, calculated on the five appropriate Grade 12 courses. Must also present the required courses and minimum grades listed below:

Applicants in all admission categories must present:

  • English Language Arts 30-1 – minimum grade 60%
  • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 or a second language at the 30 level – minimum grade 50%

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 86 (min. 20 in each of four sections)

IELTS (International English Language Test — Academic): 6.5 (min. 5.5 on each band)

CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment): 70 (min. 60 in each band)

MET (Michigan English Test) (formerly Michigan English Language Assessment Battery MELAB): 59 (min. 53 in all four skills)

PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic): 58 (min. 55 in each area)

CAE (Cambridge English: Assessment): C1 or C2 Certificate Awarded (Pass at Grade C with min. 180 overall)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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