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Sociology - BA (Hons)

Is it for you?

Sociology explores society and the promise of, and resistance to, social change. Studying the essential themes of power, inequalities, and movements for equity and social justice will help you develop a critical understanding of social media, cities and their challenges, immigration and belonging, and Indigenous perspectives. 

Experiential learning highlights include international and community engagement projects, advanced research training, a capstone bridging course, and an optional thesis. You will enter your career with specialized knowledge of how we shape society and how it structures our lives.

This is one of 10 bachelor of arts programs that share a one-year foundation.

Double major options available after first year: Sociology and Criminology, Sociology and History, Sociology and Politics and Governance.

As well, at the end of your first year, you may apply for the Sociology Co-op BA.

Program info

Faculty of Arts

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year
5-Year Co-op

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Grade range: 
Low 70s1


Experiential learning: 
Co-op available

Academic requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • A minimum grade of 70% or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred).

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available on the admission requirements page.

Tuition and fees range 2024-2025

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format:

Ontario students: $7,239 - $7,264
Out-of-province students: $8,415 - $8,440
International students: $35,075 - $35,100

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st & 2nd Semester


REQUIRED GROUP 1: Four courses from Table I.

OPEN ELECTIVE: Two Open Electives

Your future

Be ready to apply your skills and knowledge in fields that emphasize people, communities and cultural diversity such as:

  • Community organizations
  • Labour-management relations
  • Government
  • Human resources
  • Public relations
  • Marketing
  • Education
  • Media and the arts
  • Data visualization
  • Research and insights consulting
  • Child and youth work
  • Graduate studies or professional programs in sociology, business, education, or law

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  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.