Sociology is the study of societies and the way they shape people’s attitudes, actions, identities, and institutions. Sociology helps us to make sense of the rapidly changing world in which we live. At the same time, it helps us to know ourselves in new and exciting ways. By studying sociology, you’ll acquire an increased understanding of human interactions and the ability to interpret social events.
Sociology students are sought after for their understanding of society, research and analysis skills, and their critical thinking skills. A background in sociology is a strong foundation for a wide range of eventual careers, including:
Graduates may also continue their education in criminology, diversity studies, gender and sexuality studies, political science, and social work.
Associate degrees from CNC transfer into university programs and give you preferential admission at public universities and university-colleges in BC. (Consult the British Columbia Transfer Guide and check with CNC advisors to verify transferability of credits.)
Sociology teaches students:
CNC's Associate of Arts Sociology Studies program includes courses focused on Aboriginal people's in the CNC region.
Electives in Arts, Sciences or other areas
100 level or higher
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Note 1: It is recommended that high school students consult their counsellors to ensure they select the most appropriate high school courses for their chosen career paths.
Note 2: The GED certificate meets the general admission requirements but does not meet specific program or course prerequisites.
Note 3: You will need to comply with the prerequisites of the specific courses you select.
Additional program-specific admission requirements
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These costs are an estimate and do not include books. Costs may change without notice. Student fees vary by campus.
Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.
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The estimated cost for this program is $25,900.
This cost is an estimate and subject to change. This does not include registration fees, text books, medical insurance or living expenses.