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 & Past Honours Students 


  • Gabriel Jamieson | Anthropology
    Essay title: Community Orientations to Sensing the Decreased: An Anthropological Enquiry into After Death Communication(s)                           
  • Yejin (Gloria) Moon | Sociology
    Essay title: Neuroqueering on TikTok: The Expression of Neurodivergence and Queerness Online



  • Alhya Bardi | Sociology
    Essay title: Front of House Experiences within COVID-19
  • Michael Song | Sociology
    Essay title: A New Transition After Graduation: A Study on Post-graduation Career Experiences
  • Emily Sue Gee | Sociology
  • Eleanor White | Sociology
    Essay title: Medical Gaslighting: How Female Pain is Normalized in the Navigation of the Health Care System with Chronic Pain


  • Katie Bruyneel | Anthropology
    Essay title: Collaborative Curatorial Methodologies
  • Benjamin Connor | Sociology
    Essay title: Colonial Monuments: Discourse, Place and Space
  • Jshandeep Jassal | Sociology
    Essay title: The True North Strong and Free-ly Racist: An Analysis of Racial Profiling at Canadian Borders
  • Samantha Wong | Sociology
    Essay title: The Morals of Dog Food


Honours Student Interviews

Interested in learning more about what it's like to be in the honours program? Hear what some of our past and present students have to say about their experiences: