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Sociology (4 years)

Algoma University


Program Summary

University Algoma University
Degree Bachelor of Arts, BA
OUAC Program Code JBH
Grade Range 65%+
Experiential Learning Co-op or internship application available at the university after registration
Enrollment 25 This is an open enrollment program. First-year admissions are not capped.
Instruction Language English
Notes The Sociology program at Algoma University provides critical skills for understanding and interpreting the social world and offers courses that address a wide variety of areas - from contemporary media depictions of gender and the body to major debates in the environmental movement, health policy analysis, critical assessments of law and social justice, and Canadian policy in relation to multiculturalism and Aboriginal rights. The program at Algoma University provides three areas of concentration: the study of social inequality and social movements; race and diversity; and gender and sexuality.

Subjects of Major Interest




  • ENG4U
  • Five additional 4U/M courses

Language Requirements

If you studied at an English-speaking educational institution for a minimum of three years, you do not have to complete an English-language proficiency test.


Offers of Admission for Ontario High School Students

Basic Requirements for Admission

Admission averages are based on your top six 4U/M marks. Admission requirements range from 65% for most programs to 70% for Business Administration and Social Work.

Failed and Repeated Courses

We do not count failed courses and selects the higher grade from repeated courses for inclusion in the admission average calculation. 

Timing and Process for Admission Decisions

If you attend a semestered school, you may receive an early conditional offer once your grades become available, if:

  • you completed at least three 4U/M courses with an overall average equal to, or better than, the program cut-off; and
  • you are enrolled in a sufficient number of courses in order to complete at least six 4U/M courses by the end of June.

Note: If you are marginally below the program cut-off, but your overall average in Grade 11 and 12 courses is 70% or higher, you may be considered for an early offer of admission.

If you attend a non-semestered school, you may receive an early conditional offer once the Office of Admissions receives interim grades for at least six 4U/M courses showing an interim average that is equal to, or greater than, the program cut-off.

If you do not receive an early conditional offer of admission, you will be considered on an individual and ongoing basis, as additional marks become available.If you are not offered admission to your preferred program, you will automatically be considered for admission to an alternative program, depending on program availability, and provided you meet the university entrance requirements. Algoma University has rolling admission; therefore, applications for September 2016 will continue to be received and processed until the start of the semester.


Contact Us About the Program

1520 Queen St. East
Sault Ste. Marie ON
P6A 2G4

  • Phone: 705-949-2301, ext. 4217
  • Toll-free: 1-888-254-6628
  • Fax: 705-949-6583