Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

Department of Sociology

Undergraduate Program
Sociology - Bachelor of Arts

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts 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 Arts 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.
  2. The requirements of the College of Social Science Bachelor of Arts 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
  4. Complete a 1 credit experiential learning experience through one of the following options, approved by the student's academic advisor:
    a. One of the following courses in computer science:
    SOC 496 Individual Readings (Study Abroad) 1
    SOC 496 Individual Readings (Study Away) 1
    SOC 497 Individual Research 1
    SOC 498 Sociology Internship 1