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Explore Human Society's Function, Structure and Ongoing Development

Sociology is among the most popular study areas at Providence, and our graduates are employed in fields such as addictions counselling and community development. It’s a program designed to equip you with a broad, sociological understanding of human life and relationships, with an awareness of methods, topics and trends, and with an advanced ability to think analytically, critically and creatively.

What makes Sociology at Providence especially unique is our appreciation for the interactions and connections between Sociology and Christianity. Additionally, our students are encouraged to interpret their own human experiences, thereby enhancing self-understanding.

4 Years
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Advanced Major
4 Years
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Honours Major
3 Years
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology Major
Combine with any Major

For Entrance into the Sociology program

The prerequisite for entry into the Sociology major is a grade of "C" or better in any Sociology course. For students who have taken additional courses toward the major, a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses, excluding failed courses. For entry to the Sociology advanced major students must have 75 credit hours of accumulated academic credit, with 18 credit hours in Sociology including 6 credit hours of Introduction to Sociology, a 3.0 GPA or higher and approval by a Faculty Supervisor after a personal interview. The Advanced Major has an optional 12 credit hour Internship Track.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

  • Sociology of Sport
  • Marriage and Family
  • Human Sexuality
  • Media and Society
  • Language and Culture
  • Consumer Culture and Simpler Living
  • Children and Violence
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Global Problems and Change

Dennis Hiebert, Ph.D. (Program Coordinator)Professor of Sociology

Val Hiebert, Ph.D. (Cand.) Assistant Professor of Sociology

Graduates build careers in addictions services, Christian counselling, education, advocacy work, the non-profit sector and social work. Others pursue graduate studies.