Sociology Major (B.A.)

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements42
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements39
Free Electives 136-30
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Required Courses
SOCI 201Foundations of Sociological Inquiry4
SOCI 240Statistics for Social Research4
SOCI 301Sociological Research Methods I4
SOCI 313Sociological Theory: A Critical Analysis3
Research
SOCI 400Senior Project3
Major Electives
Complete a total of 21 credits.21
Upper Level Electives
Select 12-21 credits from the list below.
Additional Electives
Select 0-9 credits from the list below.
Total Credits39

Upper Level Electives

Select 12-21 credits from the following:
Sociological Research Methods II
Large Scale Organizations
Sociology of Work and Professions
Sociology of Health and Illness
Directed Independent Research
Urban Sociology
Environmental Sociology
Environmental Justice
Social Inequality
Sociology of Education
Sociology of Population
Political Sociology
Sociology and Social Work
Social Change in a Global World
Special Topics in Social Issues
Religion, Culture, and Society
Sociology of Emotions
Deviance and Social Control
Sociology of the Mass Media
Social Movements
Special Topics in Sociology
Sociology of Law
Sociology of Sexuality
Sociology of Gender

Additional Electives

Select 0-9 credits from the following:
Introduction to Sociology
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Sociology of the Family
Individual and Society
Social Problems
Men and Masculinities
Sociology of Technology
Sociology of Sports
Sociology of Aging
Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations
Sociology of Conflict and Violence
Special Topics in Current Sociology Issues
Cooperative Education in Sociology

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Complete a 3 credit Mathematics course.3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Complete a 3 credit Interdisciplinary Studies course.3
Total Credits42

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives.0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K3) Social Science – Social Science Perspectives 3
World Language 1 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (H) Mathematics 3
World Language 2 3
SOCI 201 Foundations of Sociological Inquiry 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies 3
SOCI 240
Statistics for Social Research
or Sociological Research Methods I
4
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives 3
World Cultures 3
SOCI 301
Sociological Research Methods I
or Statistics for Social Research
4
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall
Sociology Major Elective 3
Sociology Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
SOCI 313 Sociological Theory: A Critical Analysis 3
Sociology Major Elective 3
Sociology Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
Sociology Major Elective 3
Sociology Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
SOCI 400 Senior Project 3
Sociology Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120