Sociology and Communication


Are you interested in how people organize and move within social life? Would you like to learn more about social justice and policy, cultures and subcultures, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, work and leisure? When you study Sociology you develop a quality of mind—a sociological imagination—that allows you to think about the world around you in new ways.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

The Sociology program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a major, a minor, and five joint majors. You can start this program at either the Burnaby or Surrey campus. 

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Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Academic Advisor
  • Arts Administrator
  • Blog Writer
  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Community Worker
  • Cultural Artifact Specialist
  • Cultural Resource Specialists
  • Field Interviewer
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Intergovernmental Affairs Officer
  • International Development Officer
  • Labour Relations Mediator
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Multicultural Educator
  • Outreach Worker
  • Probation Officer
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Refugee Worker
  • Research Assistant
  • Social Housing Coordinator
  • Social Service Worker
  • Social Survey Researcher
  • Supplies Officer
  • Travel Agent

Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.

Admission requirements

If you are interested in this joint major, you must meet the requirements for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

How to apply

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then: