Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs in Sociology and Anthropology

Building on the distinct but complementary traditions of sociology and socio-cultural anthropology, our department combines a discipline-based curriculum with the interdisciplinary synergies of a joint department. Within undergraduate studies, students can choose to complete a minor, an extended minor, a major, a joint major, or honours program.

The Simon Fraser University Calendar contains all the regulations regarding your academic career at SFU. It is advisable to regularly refer to the current term's calendar to assist you in guiding you through your program and ensuring you understand your degree and program requirements.

Advisors are available to provide assistance; however, compliance with, and completion of, program and degree requirements is the responsibility of the student.

Certificates and Diplomas

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers a Social Justice Certificate and a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Social Policy.

Certificates provide structured paths for students to traverse disciplinary boundaries in combination with majors and minors and can be completed either on their own or concurrently with a BA – they are not part of your BA. Therefore, you can double count courses between a certificate and a major or minor, at the upper or lower division. You cannot double count courses between multiple certificates.

A Post Baccalaureate Diploma (PBD) is a program of 30 upper division units, and requires a previous BA. Students may consider a PBD if they would like to bring up their GPAs for graduate school applications, or if they would like to explore further studies in an area slightly different from that of their BA. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a number of PBD options; the SA department has the PBD in Social Policy.