Sociology

at UBC's

Okanagan Campus

Examine social and cultural life in human societies while exploring challenging community issues. The department of sociology at UBC's Okanagan campus is committed to a sociological imagination that challenges you to apply your theoretical and analytical skills to exploring, understanding, and exposing how power, privilege, and inequality are controlled, secured, and expressed by the few for the domination of the many.

Visit program website

Program information

  • Campus: Okanagan
  • Faculty: Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • Length 4 yrs
  • Co-op Yes
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours No
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

Sociology is the study of human behaviour as it is shaped by society and as it affects the social contexts in which we live, including families, organizations, cultures, and societies. Sociologists use a variety of research methods, including historical analysis, participant observation, surveys, and field and laboratory experiments.

Sociologists apply their knowledge in a variety of different fields including market research, education, social work, community health sciences, and business. The program provides you with grounding in statistical analysis, research, and critical thought.

Undergraduate research

In your senior-level coursework you have the option of taking directed studies, where you will complete directed readings and a research project. The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences holds an annual undergraduate research conference on UBC’s Okanagan campus to showcase student research projects.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.

Program requirements

English-language requirements

English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.

General admission requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.

Degree-specific requirements: Arts

No additional courses beyond the general admission requirements.

Visit program website