You can study sociology at the Joint Honours or Single Honours level through a Bachelor of Arts. Sociology is also taught through the Bachelor of Social Science in conjunction with the Department of Applied Social Studies.
Both undergraduate programmes attract a large and diverse group of students with a keen interest in contemporary social and political issues and a desire to contribute positively to the local, regional and international communities of which they are a part. The three-year programme progresses from a broad introduction to the discipline of sociology and contemporary social issues to a deeper immersion in theory, research training, and substantive areas of knowledge in second and third years. In their third year students also complete a substantial, supervised research project. The project enables students to apply and refine their research skills, explore an area or issue of personal interest, and contribute to existing knowledge within the field.
The Sociology Department also hosts the new BA in Criminology. All the core courses of that degree are taught by sociologists and the Programme Director is a member of the Sociology Department.
As the Department of Sociology also contributes to a wide range of other degree programs (including business, nursing studies, and the Department of Adult and Continuing Education), sociology students can choose from a variety of module and course combinations to best suit their individual career goals.