|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Sault Ste. Marie|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, University|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||CA$19,660 per year
The above fee is for and includes tuition (CA$ 18,287), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$425 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$125) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If you have not completed your last 3 years of full-time studies in English in a country where English is an official language, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency through one of the language tests below:
If you do not meet any of the above requirements, you may be admitted to Algoma University’s English for Academic Purposes Program (EAPP). Successful completion of EAPP Level 4 or Level 5 with a grade of 80% or higher will also satisfy the English language requirement, and you will earn 3 credits toward your academic studies.
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Sociologists are interested in how humans form groups, whether for peace or war, cooperation or conflict, persuasion or domination, development or destruction. They investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts.
Algoma University’s four-year sociology program provides critical skills for understanding and interpreting the social world. The program offers courses that address a wide variety of areas, such as contemporary media depictions of gender and the body, debates in the environmental movement, health policy analysis, critical assessments of law and social justice, and Canadian policy in relation to multiculturalism and Indigenous rights. Students will use a variety of research methods to gain a vital understanding of social movements, race and diversity, and gender and sexuality, including surveys, interviews, observational studies, polls, personal letters, and focus groups.
Small class size creates an environment for engagement, dialogue, and interrogation of social issues and problems. You will be encouraged throughout the program to investigate a research problem of your own. A Sociology degree provides you with an excellent foundation in critical thinking, research skills, and analyzing complex social dynamics.
Honours thesis course
The Research and Critical Analysis course is a key element to the sociology program. You will be guided by a thesis supervisor and are required to perform background research, analyze the collected research, and present and defend your findings at a public presentation.
Upon graduation, you will have strong written, oral presentation, and research skills – invaluable skills highly sought after in today’s competitive work world and in institutions of higher learning. These refined skills set Algoma U grads apart from the rest. For those who choose to enter the workforce upon graduation, career paths options include
- education (primary and secondary, colleges and universities)
- affirmative action counsellor
- health and safety educator
- health promotion
- human rights worker
- non-profit housing worker
- policy planner or policy analyst
- parks and recreation planner
- urban planner