Program Entry Requirements

This page provides important information about admission, program and course requirements, and key links to the Academic Calendar. If you have any questions, or if you would like one-on-one academic advising, please contact the Sociology Academic Counsellor.

Program Entry

Every program offered at UTM has been assigned a specific program type in order to easily determine whether spaces are limited or unlimited, whether there are entry requirements you need to meet, and whether enrolment is automatic or requested. 

All programs offered by the Department of Sociology are deemed Type 3, which means:

  • There are limited spaces
  • There are specific entry requirements (i.e., credits, courses, grades, CGPA) 
  • You can request a program on ACORN during the program request period  

In addition:

  • The Department of Sociology determines the CGPA requirement each admission period in relation to the number of applicants and it is never below 2.00
  • Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission

2022 CGPA Requirements 

Program Entry Requirements


  1. Students considering an intensive program of study in either Criminology, Law & Society (CLS) or Sociology should request the Specialist Subject POSt request after second year (completion of 8.0 credits); however, you must be enrolled in the related major in order to request a specialist subject POSt. 
  2. The department will accept SOC209H5 in lieu of SOC109H5. Students who have completed SOC209H5 may not take SOC109H5, as these are mutually exclusive and registration will result in removal from the course.

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Program Requirements

If you are a current student, we recommend you use Degree Explorer to review the program completion requirements (specific to your program entry year) and monitor your progress.

If you enter a program later than usual, please allow sufficient time for its completion; program/course requirements will not be waived.

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Program Restrictions

Certain program combinations are not permitted, for example:

  • you may not pursue a Criminology, Law & Society Specialist and a Criminology, Law & Society Major
  • it is not possible to combine a Criminology, Law & Society Specialist with a Sociology Specialist

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Courses may be restricted to students in particular programs and/or enrolment priority may be given to particular categories of students.

Students are not permitted to take any of the following courses elsewhere:

If you take any of the above noted courses elsewhere, it will not apply to your Sociology or Criminology, Law & Society program(s). Such students may take the course with the UTM Department of Sociology subsequently in order to satisfy program completion requirements; however, this "extra course" will appear on official transcripts with the notation "EXT".

Special consideration may be given to new students assessed for transfer credit at UTM.

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Taking Courses at Another U of T Campus

You must check with the Sociology Academic Counsellor before enrolling in a course at another U of T campus in order to determine whether the course may be applied towards your Sociology or Criminology, Law & Society program(s).

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Course Prerequisites

If you enrol in a course for which you lack a prerequisite you may be removed from the course at any time; no waivers will be granted.

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Academic Advising

If you are seeking academic advising regarding: