Sociology (BA)

Choosing First Year Courses

Establishing the best first year schedule helps you set the foundation for a successful Acadia experience. To help with this, your department has recommended the courses you should register for in your first year. Academic advising is available at any stage should you need it.

First Year at a Glance

Required Courses

6h of 1000-level SOCI
Sociology courses at the 1000 level totalling 6 credit hours


24h Electives
Your choice of courses totalling 24 credit hours

Important Notes

You will need to register for the required courses above (6h of 1000-level SOCI), and for your 24h of electives.

For the 6h of SOCI course requirement, you can take SOCI 1006 or a combination of any two of the following: SOCI1013/1023/1033/1113/WGST1413. All serve equally as the required prerequisite to higher-level sociology courses.

The Arts Core is a series of requirements common to all students pursuing degrees in the Faculty of Arts. We encourage you to complete as many of these as possible in the first year:

  • 6 hours of English (either ENGL 1406 or both ENGL 1413 and ENGL 1423 or both ENGL 1213 and ENGL 1223)
  • 6 hours in a single language other than English: French, German, Greek, Latin, or Spanish
  • 6 hours of Humanities: Art, Classics, Comparative Religion, History, Philosophy, Music, Women's and Gender Studies* (NB. studio classes in Art and Music do not fulfill this requirement)
  • 6 hours of Science: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Math and Stats, Nutrition, Physics, or Psychology