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.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Okanagan
  • Faculty: Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

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?

Program Requirements

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