Associate of Arts Sociology

Associate Degree
TYPE:
  • Part Time
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 2 year
CAMPUS: Burns Lake - Fort St. James - Mackenzie - Prince George - Quesnel - Vanderhoof
FEES: Check fee schedule
START DATE: Spring 2020 - Spring 2021
DELIVERY:
  • Alternate Delivery
  • Some courses are available online
Fall 2020 Program Offerings
See the list University Studies & Career Access courses for Fall offerings and in-person requirements. All in person laboratory components will be conducted with physical distancing and other necessary safety measures.
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

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:

  • Counsellor
  • Government Worker
  • Law Enforcement
  • Marketing Researcher
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Research Consultant
  • Social Policy Researcher
  • Social Service Worker (government and non-governmental agencies)
  • Sociologist
  • 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.

Required Courses

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
ENGL-103 Composition & Style 3 15 weeks
SOC-101 Intro. to Sociology I 3 15 weeks
SOC-102 Intro. to Sociology II 3 15 weeks
PHIL-102 Theory of Knowledge 3 15 weeks
ANTH-101 Intro to Socio-Cultural Anthro 3 15 weeks
CRIM-220 Research Methods in Criminology 3 15 weeks
BIO-103 Biology for Humanities and Social Sciences I 3 15 weeks
BIO-104 Biology for Humanities and Social Sciences II 3 15 weeks
ABST-100 Yinka Dene Worldview 3 15 weeks
ABST-101 Aboriginal Peoples of Canada 3 15 weeks

English Requirement

3 additional credits in 100 level English
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Arts Requirements

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
5.
6.
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH

One of:

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
PSYC-201 Statistics for Social Sciences 3 15 weeks

Electives

9 Credits

Electives in Arts, Sciences or other areas

100 level or higher
1. SOC
2. SOC
3.

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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.

START DATE CAMPUS DELIVERY LENGTH
Fall 2020 Prince George Alternate Delivery 2 years
Fall 2020 Burns Lake Alternate Delivery 2 years
Fall 2020 Fort St. James Alternate Delivery 2 years
Fall 2020 Mackenzie Alternate Delivery 2 years
Fall 2020 Quesnel Alternate Delivery 2 years
Fall 2020 Vanderhoof Alternate Delivery 2 years
Spring 2020 Prince George Alternate Delivery 2 years
Spring 2021 Prince George Alternate Delivery 2 years

Entry Requirements

  1. 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

  1. 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.

Invest in your future

Please check the Fee Schedule for up-to-date information.

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

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how.

Salaries and employment

Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities.

International Fees

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.