What will I learn?

Are you interested in how people organize and move within social life? Would you like to learn more about social justice and policy, cultures and subcultures, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, work and leisure? When you study Sociology you develop a quality of mind—a sociological imagination—that allows you to think about the world around you in new ways.

The Sociology program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a major, a minor, and five joint majors. You can start this program at the Surrey campus.

Sociology and Communication overlap in many concerns: nature, production, commodification, and politics of culture; communicative processes and social identity, class, gender, etc. This joint major is for those who share these common interests.

Students may complete their BA degree in either the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, or in the Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology.

Communication Areas of Concentration

Media and Culture

Technology and Society

Political Economy and Policy

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

Academic Advisor
Arts Administrator
Blog Writer
Child and Youth Worker
Claims Adjuster
Community Worker
Cultural Artifact Specialist
Cultural Resource Specialists
Field Interviewer
Foreign Service Officer
Human Rights Officer
Immigration Officer
Intergovernmental Affairs Officer
International Development Officer
Labour Relations Mediator
Market Research Analyst
Multicultural Educator
Outreach Worker
Probation Officer
Public Policy Analyst
Refugee Worker
Research Assistant
Social Housing Coordinator
Social Service Worker
Social Survey Researcher
Supplies Officer
Travel Agent

Majors

  • Media and Culture
  • Technology and Society
  • Political Economy and Policy

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 units)

Tuition fees
CAN $1,029.70 per unit
Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

Simon Fraser University

Burnaby campus,

8888 University Drive,

BURNABY,

British Columbia (BC),

V5A 1S6, Canada

Full Time (120 units)

Tuition fees
CAN $1,029.70 per unit
Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

Surrey Campus

250 - 13450 - 102 nd Avenue,

SURREY,

British Columbia (BC),

V3T 0A3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: A minimum TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based).

For international students

Applicant must have completed Year 12 High School or its equivalent to Canadian High School.

Obtain a satisfactory score on one of the following English language proficiency tests.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 on the Academic Modules with no part less than 6.
  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language internet based test) with an overall score of 88 or better with a minimum score of 20 in each of the four components (listening, speaking, writing, reading)
  • TOEFL CBT (Test of English as a Foreign language computer based test) with a minimum score of 230 including a minimum essay score of 4.5
  • TOEFL CBT with a minimum score of 250.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) with an overall score of 70, with no part less than 60
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with an overall score of 65, with no part less than 60

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

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