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UNB Fredericton

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Undergraduate programs

A degree that makes sense of society

Sociology is the study of society and involves the systematic analysis of social institutions, social processes and social interaction. As a discipline, sociology has deep roots in investigating our social world with the intention of deepening our understanding of society and influencing beneficial change.

Criminology involves an understanding of the complex social, political and economic issues that underlie crime.

Degrees in sociology or criminology are useful preparation for many career paths. They provide you with valuable and transferable skills such as the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, consciously reflect, analyze, and problem-solve.

Our graduates have gone on to careers in social research, public policy, management, marketing and social services, education, among other areas. Many of our faculty members and graduates work in tandem with policy makers, government officials, police and RCMP, non-profit organizations, and community groups to help create positive change in our society.

Students who are considering undergraduate study in sociology or criminology may choose from a variety of program options.

Sociology Honours, majors and minors

Criminology Honours, majors and minors

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Interdisciplinary programs

Along with honours or majors in sociology or criminology, you may choose to complete an interdisciplinary program.

The UNB Faculty of Arts currently offers the following interdisciplinary programs:

The Sociology Department will be administering a Critical Studies in Health interdisciplinary program in the near future.

You may also consider taking the Family Violence Issues (FVI) Certificate offered by the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre (MMFC) or another certificate or program.