Sociology Major (B.A.) (Combined B.A./M.A. Social Research and Analysis)

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

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science3
H. Mathematics 3
I. Natural Science Laboratory4
J. Physical Education1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
L. Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Total Credits42

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages3-6
World Cultures0-3
Total Credits3-9

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements42
World Languages and World Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements39
Graduate Swing Courses12
Free Electives24-18
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this combined program can be found here.
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
Select 21 credits from the following:21
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
Total Credits39

Graduate Swing Courses

SOCI 510Applied Quantitative Methods3
SOCI 538Survey Research3
SOCI 556Data Analysis3
SOCI 569Interviews and Focus Groups3
Total Credits12

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

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.