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  Oct 18, 2017
 
2015-2016 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Sociology


Requirements for a Major in Sociology


Students majoring in sociology are required to complete at least 36 credit hours in the department, to satisfy the requirements of the B.A. or B.S. cognate and to produce a major portfolio. The 36 credit hours will include 15 hours of core credit and 21 credit hours of electives chosen from four different areas of sociology. The B.A. cognate is third semester proficiency in a foreign language. The B.S. cognate consists of CIS 150, STA 215, STA 216.

Electives: 21 credit hours


21 credit hours (seven courses) at least one from each category. No more than six credits at the 200 level. A second theory course (SOC 400 or 401) may count as an elective. SOC 399, SOC 499, and SOC 380 may fulfill an elective requirement.

Micro-Sociology

Macro-Sociology

Organizations, Institutions, Occupations

Culture

Cognate Degrees


B.A.


  • Third-semester language proficiency.

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Sociology


First Year B.A.


Fourth Year B.A.


Fourth Year B.S.


Sociology Program Description


Click here for the program description.