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.
Careers and Opportunities:
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:
- Government Worker
- Law Enforcement
- Marketing Researcher
- Policy Analyst
- Public Relations Specialist
- Research Consultant
- Social Policy Researcher
- Social Service Worker (government and non-governmental agencies)
- Teacher / Professor
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.)
What You Will Learn:
Sociology teaches students:
- How to understand human interactions more deeply
- How to interpret social and cultural events
- How to conduct ethical research
- How to understand ethical issues
- Persuasive writing and communication
- Problem solving and critical thinking
- Accurate observation and interpretation of information
CNC's Associate of Arts Sociology Studies program includes courses focused on Aboriginal people's in the CNC region.
Associate of Arts Sociology Courses
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.
3 additional credits in 100 level English
18 credits in Arts at the second year level taken in two or more subject areas
1. SOC 210
2. CRIM 220
3. PHIL 235
4. PHIL 221
Electives in Arts, Sciences or other areas
100 level or higher
Locations & Dates
CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.
- Successful completion of one of the following:
- Grade 12 (with English 12 or English 12: First Peoples) or
- ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate or
- GED Certificate or
- Grade 11, with an outstanding academic record, in the year of application
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
- Students who received less than a "B" in English 12 or its equivalent are encouraged to select English 103 as their first university credit English course.
Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.
Any program of study that does not have a selective admission process or fixed capacity and is on a “first qualified, first admitted” basis.
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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.
Paying for college
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Salaries and employment
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