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What will I learn?

OVERVIEW

In the Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology, you’ll acquire an understanding of the complexity of social life by focusing on human interaction and organizational and group dynamics. Explore cultural diversity, social inequality and social change while developing skills in critical thinking, analysis of social diversity, research design, and data analysis and interpretation, which are essential for employment in both the public and private sectors.

What is an Associate degree?

Associate degrees take two years to complete and concentrate on one area of study. If you plan your courses carefully with a university program in mind, you’ll be able to transfer all 60 credits to university. In most cases, an associate degree will allow you to enter the third year of a four-year bachelor's degree program. To ensure your courses transfer, see the BC Transfer Guide.

Get paid, full-time work experience during your studies

Put your skills to work by joining the optional Co-operative Education Program, which alternates semesters of study with paid, full-time work in your field. You’ll earn money while gaining experience, building your resume and getting an employer reference, all before you graduate.

CAREER PATHWAYS

With further education, this credential is a first step towards careers such as:

Index and Reference Assistant
Legislative Assistant
Outreach Worker in Community Services
Probation/Correctional Officer
Recreation Worker
Research Assistant
Street/Youth Outreach Worker
Volunteer Coordinator
Youth Care Worker
Youth Settlement Worker
Crisis Intervention Services Worker
Community Relations Worker
Policy Analysis
Social Services
Social Research
Social Justice

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,727.50 (US$ 13,787) per year
Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Douglas College

New Westminster Campus,

700 Royal Avenue,

NEW WESTMINSTER,

British Columbia (BC),

V3M 5Z5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

  • High school graduation OR 19 years of age by the end of the first month of studies in the semester of entry to Douglas College; and
  • Minimum overall grade average of 60% (or equivalent) in the final year of high school; and
  • Minimum final grade of “C” or 60% (or equivalent) in Grade 11 Mathematics or equivalent for most programs

English Language Proficiency:

B.C. high school English 12: minimum grade C.
TOEFL: iBT minimum score 83.
IELTS (Academic Module): minimum overall score 6.5. For post-degree and post-baccalaureate diploma programs, minimum score of 6.0 for each band.
Successful completion of four courses at ACE Level 2 and three courses at ACE Level 3 at Douglas College.

For international students

  • High school graduation OR 19 years of age by the end of the first month of studies in the semester of entry to Douglas College; and
  • Minimum overall grade average of 60% (or equivalent) in the final year of high school; and
  • Minimum final grade of “C” or 60% (or equivalent) in Grade 11 Mathematics or equivalent for most programs

English Language Proficiency:

B.C. high school English 12: minimum grade C.
TOEFL: iBT minimum score 83.
IELTS (Academic Module): minimum overall score 6.5. For post-degree and post-baccalaureate diploma programs, minimum score of 6.0 for each band.
Successful completion of four courses at ACE Level 2 and three courses at ACE Level 3 at Douglas College.

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