Sociology is the study of human behaviour as it is shaped by society and in turn affects the social contexts within which we live.

Examples of such contexts are informal groups, families, classrooms, work organizations, cultures, and societies. The effects of social categories on human behaviour constitute a topic of central interest within sociology.

Sociologists use a variety of research methods, including historical analysis, participant observation, surveys, and field and laboratory experiments.

The Department of Sociology offers Major, Minor, and Honours programs in Sociology.

Click here for program requirements (UBC Calendar)


Admission to the Honours program requires an application. The major and minor can be declared on the Student Service Centre (SSC) when you have third-year standing. If you have any questions regarding applications, please contact the department.


Department of Sociology
Anthropology and Sociology Building
Room 2108 – 6303 N.W. Marine Drive
Phone: 604-822-0503


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