How do I enter the Sociology or Criminology Honours stream?

Acceptance to the Honours program is through application only. To be eligible for acceptance, students much have a grade of ‘B’ or better in Introduction to Sociology (SOC 1200), a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better, and a GPA of 3.0 or better in their Sociology or Criminology courses. You also must have completed at least 6 credit hours in each of 4 different subject areas, you are eligible to apply to our Sociology or Criminology Honours programs. (A “subject area” basically corresponds to a Department within the U of M. For example, the Departments of Psychology, History, etc. are considered subject areas within the Faculty of Arts; the Departments of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, etc. are subject areas within the Faculty of Science, and so on). There are no exceptions to any of these requirements. You must make your application to the Honours program in person at the Faculty of Arts office, 3rd floor Fletcher Argue Building.

A Faculty of Arts advisor will explain the rules governing Honours students at the time you apply for admission. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that Honours students must have their courses approved by the Department prior to registration. We strongly recommend that students have their courses approved no later than the end of June to ensure sufficient time to meet with a Department advisor. You must first email the Department to set up an appointment.

Applications are accepted at the beginning of May. The Faculty of Arts will accept applications up to the end of the registration revision period in September, but students are advised to apply much earlier.