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Sociology Major, B.A.; B.S.

B.A. degree or B.S. degree

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Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

  1. Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in SOC 200, SOC 301, and SOC 350.
  2. No more than three hours of coursework can be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis for the major, not including courses that are only offered with this grading option.
  3. At least 9 credit hours of required electives must be taken at the 300-level or above.
  4. No more than 15 hours of coursework can transfer to the major from another institution.
  5. Up to three hours of coursework with an ANT or SWK designator may be taken as part of the Sociology Major.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (19 hours)

SOC 100Introductory Sociology

3(3-0)

SOC 200QRIntroduction to Social Research and Analysis

3(3-0)

SOC 250Pro-Seminar in Sociology

1(1-0)

SOC 301Sociological Theory

3(3-0)

SOC 302Social Inequality

3(3-0)

SOC 350Social Research Methodologies

3(3-0)

SOC 465Sociology Capstone

3(3-0)

Electives (18 hours)

To complete the 18 hours of Electives, students must take at least two courses in each Elective Area. The additional 6 hours of Electives can consist of any SOC course(s) or a combination of one SOC course and either one ANT or SWK course.

Electives I (6-12 hours)

Individuals and Institutions

At least two of the following:

SOC 201Social Psychology

3(3-0)

SOC 210Sociology of Science and Technology

3(3-0)

SOC 311Sociology of Education

3(3-0)

SOC 321Deviant Behavior

3(3-0)

SOC 403Political Sociology

3(3-0)

SOC 411The Family

3(3-0)

SOC 412Sociology of Adolescence

3(3-0)

SOC 425Sociology of Childhood

3(3-0)

SOC 514Sociology of Health and Illness

3(3-0)

SOC 521Advanced Study of Deviant Behavior

3(3-0)

Electives II (6-12 hours)

Dimensions of Inequalities

At least two of the following:

SOC 204/ENG 204/WGS 204LGBTQ Identities

3(3-0)

SOC 205/ANT 205Social Justice in a Global Society

3(3-0)

SOC 307Social Movements, 1960s to the Present

3(3-0)

SOC 317/WGS 317Sociology of Gender

3(3-0)

SOC 323Racism and Inequality

3(3-0)

SOC 370/ANT 370Global Environmental Issues

3(3-0)

SOC 444Human Trafficking

3(3-0)

SOC 507Class and Poverty in America

3(3-0)

Total: 37 semester hours