Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

Department of Sociology

Undergraduate Program
Sociology - Bachelor of Science

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology

1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.
The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Sociology major is met by completing Sociology 488 or 499. Those courses are referenced in item 3. a. below.
The completion of Statistics and Probability 200, 201, 421 or 422, referenced in item 4. below may also satisfy the University mathematics requirement.
2. The requirements of the College of Social Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.
3. The following required major courses (33 credits):
a. All of the following courses:
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 4
SOC 214 Social Inequality 3
SOC 281 Methods of Social Research I 4
SOC 282 Methods of Social Research II 4
SOC 488 Sociological Theory (W) 3
SOC 499 Social Issues and Change in Contemporary Society (W) 3
b. One of the following courses that are related to diversity:
SOC 215 Race and Ethnicity 3
SOC 216 Sex and Gender 3
c. A minimum of three additional Sociology courses at the 300 level or higher, at least one of which must be at the 400 level 9
4. Complete 15 additional credits in the natural sciences selected as follows:
a. One of the following courses in computer science:
CSE 101 Computer Concepts and Competencies 3
CSE 131 Technical Computing and Problem Solving 3
CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 4
b. One of the following courses:
STT 200 Statistical Methods 3
STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
STT 421 Statistics I 3
STT 422 Statistics II 3
c. At least 11 or 12 additional credits in the following departments or programs: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biological Science, Chemistry, Entomology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Physics and Astronomy, Plant Biology, Plant Pathology,  Statistics and Probability, and Integrative Biology. The completion of courses taken in fulfillment of the University Mathematics requirement may not apply towards this requirement. Students should see their academic advisor to obtain a list of approved courses which will meet this requirement.
5. Complete 1 credit of experiential learning which can be satisfied through one of the following courses that is connected to a 300-400 level sociology course:
SOC 496 Individual Readings 1
SOC 497 Individual Research 1
SOC 498 Sociology Internship 1
Enrollment in SOC 496 must be connected to participation in either a study abroad program or study away program.