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College of Social Science Department of Sociology Undergraduate Program Sociology - Bachelor of Arts
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology
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.
The requirements of the College of Social Science Bachelor of Arts degree.
The following required major courses (33 credits):
All of the following courses:
Introduction to Sociology
Methods of Social Research I
Methods of Social Research II
Sociological Theory (W)
Social Issues and Change in Contemporary Society (W)
One of the following courses that are related to diversity:
Race and Ethnicity
Sex and Gender
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 credits)