The Specialist Program in Sociology is intended to provide the professionally oriented student with background preparation of sufficient breadth and depth to pursue specialized training at the graduate level. It is also designed to offer interested students a course structure as background for a wide range of occupations and professions. Specialist students receive a range of opportunities to design and carry out independent research. In their third year, specialist students choose between a quantitative or qualitative research practicum (SOCC23 & SOCC31). They also have the option of taking both. In their fourth year, specialist students complete a capstone seminar (SOCD50) where again they receive hands-on training and experience in conducting sociological research. Students are encouraged to consult with the Supervisor of Studies regarding the selection of a course sequence appropriate to their interests and objectives.