Honours Degree in Sociology or Anthropology

The Honours degree programs allow students to explore the disciplines in more depth, while helping to prepare them for graduate studies. Our department offer specialization in three areas: sociology; anthropology; and joint sociology-anthropology. Within each program students have two options:

  1. Course-based
    In the course-based option, Honours students complete SA 450 (Sociology) or SA 451 (Anthropology) and an additional 12 units of 400-level coursework.
  2. Essay-based
    The essay-based option involves a 4-unit seminar course on developing research projects (SA 495) and a 4-unit independent research project or extended essay (SA 499) under faculty supervision. This option provides a unique experience to work closely with a faculty member on a topic of interest, especially useful for students interested in pursuing graduate studies or jobs involving research projects or grant writing.

How to Apply

An SA GPA of 3.33 or higher is required to qualify for Honours. For more information or to apply to a sociology, anthropology or joint Honours program, contact the Undergraduate Advisor at

Current & Recent Honours Students 

Sally Jane Aagard; Anthropology

Regina Baeza Martinez; Sociology
    Essay title: Indigeneity in the Urban Era: A Comparison of Rural and Urban Indígena Standards of Living in the State of Mexico

Alhya Bardi; Sociology
    Essay title: Front of House Experiences within COVID-19

Emily Sue Gee; Sociology

Sarah Yuen Wen Law; Sociology
    Essay title: Resistance and Resilience in the Era of Ecological Grief

Julia Lunot; Sociology
    Essay title: A Critical Ecofeminist Analysis of Sustainable Food Culture in Vancouver

Ciara Reid; Sociology

Ming Yang Song; Sociology
    Essay title: A New Transition After Graduation: A Study on Post-graduation Career Experiences

Alejandra Margarita Tellez Espana; Sociology
    Essay title: Who is Canadian? Beauty Standards and National Identity among Women of Colour

Eleanor White; Sociology
    Essay title: Medical Gaslighting: How Female Pain is Normalized in the Navigation of the Health Care System with Chronic Pain