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Grand Valley State University    
 
    
 
  Sep 19, 2017
 
2016-2017 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 45 credit hours for either a B.S. or B.A. degree. For the B.S. degree, the 45 credit hours will include 33 hours of core credit and 12 credit hours of electives chosen from courses in the sociology department. The B.A. requires 27 hours in the core, and 6 hours of electives chosen from courses in the sociology department and third semester proficiency in a language (12 hours).

Bachelors of Science (B.S.)


Electives: 12 credit hours


Any four additional courses in sociology. Whichever of SOC 101 or 105, and SOC 319 or 321 that was not taken for the core can also count as electives.

Bachelors of Arts (B.A.)


Electives: 6 credit hours


Any two additional courses in sociology. Whichever of SOC 101 or 105, and SOC 319 or 321 that was not taken for the core can also count as an elective.

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Sociology


Fourth Year B.S.


Fourth Year B.A.


Sociology Program Description


Click here for the program description.