major, minor, extended minor, sociology/anthropology major, sociology major with a social research concentration
Gain a framework to understand societal structures and evaluate global social challenges including inequality, poverty, sexism, racism, violence, and climate change.
Study of the development, structure, and functioning of human societies.
Start your studies by delving into sociology's key ideas and concepts, while building an understanding of culture, social change, socialization, stratification, social structure, institutions, race and ethnicity, gender, and age and class. In your third and fourth year, study advanced sociological topics, while gaining practical skills in qualitative and quantitative research.
When you graduate, you have developed the rational thinking, presentation, and writing skills that are key for academic and professional success.
View program outline in the UFV Academic Calendar.
View program outline in the UFV Academic Calendar
Develop the strong analysis and research skills that are in high demand in both the public and private sectors by adding a Social Research concentration to your Sociology major. Become familiar with statistical, quantative and qualitative research methods, and learn to present your findings clearly and concisely.
Gain a broad understanding of your society, sharpen your cross-cultural skills, and develop sought-after research, analysis, and writing skills with a Sociology/Anthropology major.
Read more about UFV's Sociology/Anthropology major
Develop professional work experience, earn academic credit, and be better equipped for the workforce by completing a domestic or international internship. You may find opportunities with the Canadian government, non-governmental organizations, or related businesses to put your knowledge into practice. Get the details.
Attend informational seminars, public discussion panels, weekly gatherings and student events. Contact SAUS to learn more and get involved.
Drop by Kipp Research Lab to enjoy a study space on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses.
A Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology is excellent preparation for future graduate work in sociology in order to become a professor, researcher, or applied sociologist. Sociology is also a good foundation for further studies in law, education, medicine, social work, and counselling.
You may also consider leveraging your strong investigative, writing, and cross-cultural skills in careers such as journalism, politics, public relations, urban planning, or public administration.
WorkBC forecasts an increase in openings for professional social scientists with strong analysis and research skills to manage and interpret large sets of human behaviour data on behalf of large organizations such as research institutes, global marketing and analytics companies, non-profit associations, government agencies, service organizations, and private corporations.
Students who do not meet the entrance requirements can upgrade in order to meet prerequisites for university classes.
Make an appointment with a Upgrading and University Preparation advisor to discuss your upgrading needs.