Honours Program

Exceptionally for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms only

The S/U option and the Honours program

As you might know, McGill is permitting an S/U option for students for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms.  Six additional credits may be used between the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms.

Please be advised that this does not, in any way, affect GPA requirements for the Honours program. As before, students must maintain a GPA of 3.50 (effective: Winter 2020) in their program courses and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general.


Students may register for the Honours Program in Sociology at the beginning of their SECOND year (U2).

To remain in the Honours program and receive an Honours degree, students must maintain a GPA of 3.50 (effective: Winter 2020) in their program courses and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general.  For more information, please click here and see Section 10.51.7 "Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Sociology."

A Minor Concentration outside Sociology must be taken.

Required courses (21 credits)

  • SOCI 210 (3) Sociological Perspectives
  • SOCI 211 (3) Sociological Inquiry
  • SOCI 330 (3) Classical Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 350 (3) Statistics in Social Research
  • SOCI 461 (3) Quantitative Data Analysis
  • SOCI 477 (3) Qualitative Methods in sociology
  • SOCI 480 (3) Honours Project

Complementary Courses (30 credits*)

*At least 9 of these credits must be at the 400 level or higher, and no more than 9 of these credits may be at the 200 level.

Independent Reading and Research Course/ Internship Course/Honours Project/ or Current Problems in Sociology

Students interested in completing an Undergraduate Independent Reading and Research Course/ Internship Course/Honours Project/ or Current Problems in Sociology fill out the Undergraduate independent Reading and Research Courses/ Internship Courses/ Honours Project/ Current Problems in Sociology Form [.pdf] and take it to the professor who will supervise your project.

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