Sociology minors learn how to systematically think about how to conduct social science research. With its focus on core competencies of research methods and social theory, our minors are a great option for students who want to gain a broad understanding to the social world.

Students who are enrolled in a major program other than sociology and who obtain at least 30 credits and no more than 42 credits in sociology courses qualify to graduate with a minor in sociology. You can declare your specialization through the Student Services Centre.

The program requires that students complete the following

Lower-level Requirements:

  • 6 credits of introductory sociology (either SOCI 100 or both of SOCI 101 and SOCI 102)
  • 3 credits of SOCI 217 Research Methods
  • 3 additional credits of SOCI courses at the 200-level or higher

Upper-level Requirements:

  • 3 credits of classical sociological theory (from SOCI 370 or SOCI 371)
  • 15 additional credits of 300- and/or 400-level SOCI courses

For degree requirements for all UBC Sociology programs, click here

Important Update as of September 2016

SOCI 100, 101, and 102 have replaced SOCI 100C, 100A, and 100B, respectively.

SOCI 370, 371, and 372 have replaced SOCI 350C, 350A and 350B, respectively.

Note: Please see the undergraduate advisor to clarify your program requirements, especially if one of the following pertains to you:

  1. You have sociology transfer credits, or
  2. You have completed an introductory statistics course other than SOCI 328.
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