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Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology
Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology

Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology

  • ID:DC010054
  • Level:University Preparation/ Transfer Program
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  • Type:Full-time / Part-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$1,160.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$2,650.00
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$1,160.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$2,650.00

* Students' Union Fee, Health Insurance, Student Activity Fee, Books and Supplies,U-Pass BC, etc

Estimated Total/program:
$67,820.00
Apply
60
Accept letter
100
Visa
20
Fly
1

Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • High school graduation OR minimum 17 years of age by the end of the first month of studies in the semester of entry to Douglas College; and

  • Minimum overall grade average of 60% (or equivalent) in the final year of high school; and

  • Minimum final grade of “C” or 60% (or equivalent) in Grade 11 Mathematics or equivalent for most programs​

English requirements

You are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to admission to Douglas College. You may demonstrate English language proficiency by completing and submitting proof of one of the following:

  • Overall score of 83 (minimum 21 in Writing for Post-Degree and Post-Baccalaureate programs). Official test scores must be sent directly to Douglas College from ETS. Douglas College's institution code is: 9568. 
  • IELTS (Academic Module), Overall score of 6.5 (no band below 6.0 for Post-Degree and Post-Baccalaureate programs)
    CAEL, Minimum overall and essay score of 60 (computer or paper based)
  • EIKEN Practical English, Minimum placement of Grade 1
  • LPI, LPI - minimum essay score 4
  • B.C. secondary school English 12 (final classroom and provincial exam blended grade) , Minimum grade of C (60%)
    B.C. secondary school Communications 12 (final classroom and provincial exam blended grade) , Minimum grade of B (73%) 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language A – Standard Level , Minimum grade of 3 or C 
  • Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or Literature
    , Minimum grade of 3 or C 
  • Enrolment in a college or university level English or Communications course (recognized B.C. post-secondary institutions only), Minimum grade of C recommended
  • Graduation from a recognized bachelor or master degree program at an accredited university at which English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the principle language (Depending on the program of study, the length of the program and time since graduation, Douglas College may request English language proficiency scores to demonstrate English proficiency). ,
  • EC language school, Completion of the Advanced Level of the University Preparation program
  • ELS language school , Level 112 completion with satisfactory attendance 
  • ILAC language school , University Pathway 3.3 Level 16 completion with satisfactory attendance 
  • ILSC language school , University Pathway Level A2 completion with satisfactory attendance 
  • KAPLAN PLI language school , Level C1 completion with satisfactory attendance
  • VGC International College , Level 7 completion with satisfactory attendance
  • Global Village language school, Level 7 completion with satisfactory attendance
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English), Minimum overall score of 56

Course Information

In this program, you’ll acquire an understanding of the complexity of social life by focusing on human interaction and organizational and group dynamics. Explore cultural diversity, social inequality and social change while developing skills in critical thinking, analysis of social diversity, research design, and data analysis and interpretation, which are essential for employment in both the public and private sectors.

An Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology can lead into an Sociology Major or Minor Bachelor of Arts Degree program at a university. Many universities prefer candidates with an Associate Degree and will accept students at a lower grade point average. In most cases, this degree will allow you to transfer to the third year of a four-year bachelor's degree program at other universities.

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Course Requirements:

To complete an Associate of Arts Degree with a Specialization in Sociology, students must complete:

  • 18 or more credits (of the 60 credits required for their associate degree) in Sociology

  • nine of those 18 credits must be considered second-year courses. To qualify as a second-year course, a course must transfer to one of the Research Universities (SFU, UBCV, UBCO, UVIC, or UNBC) at the second-year level.

The following are the general requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree at any BC college:

  • 6 credits first-year English* electives

  • 6 credits Humanities** electives

  • 6 credits Social Sciences** electives

  • 6 credits Arts** electives

  • 18 credits second-year Arts** electives in 2 or more subject areas

  • 3 credits Lab Science elective

  • 3 credits Math, Statistics or Computing Science elective

  • 3 credits Math, Statistics or Science elective

  • 9 credits other University Transfer electives

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

In most cases, an Associate Degree will allow you to transfer to a university and enter the third year of a four-year bachelor's degree program. Many universities prefer candidates with an Associate Degree and will accept students at a lower grade point average than those without the degree.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical Services Plan

All international students studying for more than 6 months in BC are required to have basic medical coverage. 

This medical coverage is issued through the government of British Columbia and is called the Medical Services Plan (MSP).

MSP covers the cost of any medically required service provided by a physician enrolled with MSP. There is a monthly fee for this coverage and it is billed to you directly by the government. 

Effective January 1st 2020, the total cost of MSP will go up to $75 per month, per student.

Douglas Students' Union Health & Dental Plan

This extended coverage plan covers things that are not covered by the MSP, such as ambulance fee, vision care, dental care and prescription drugs. Full-time students registered in a Fall semester are automatically enrolled in the Student Health and Dental plan for $260 per year, charged as part of the tuition fees. The insurance period begins on September 1 and ends on August 31 of the following year.

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