2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog *As of 05/08/2024 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog *As of 05/08/2024

Sociology, B.A.

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Departmental Requirements

The Sociology major must complete 120 semester hours of University courses. Included in the 120 semester hours are a minimum of 22 hours of required sociology courses and 15 hours of sociology electives. Sociology majors must also complete six (6) additional hours in other Social Science areas (e.g., POLI, ECON, etc.). A minimum grade of “C” must be obtained in all major courses. Students must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA and 2.5 in sociology courses.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements

All students are expected to complete a common body of academic course work. The General Education Requirements are designed to promote the development of a comprehensive educational base which will effectively support a student’s choice of a major concentration. MATH 099  does not meet the General Education Requirement and does not apply toward graduation requirements.

Curriculum Area I - Arts and Humanities: Credits 9

Curriculum Area II - Social and Behavioral Sciences: Credits 6

Students must select one course in each of two disciplines:

Curriculum Area III - Biological and Physical Sciences: Credits 7

Students must select 3 science courses one of which must be a 1 credit course (Laboratory) from the following:

Curriculum Area IV – Mathematics: Credits 3

Curriculum Area V - English Composition: Credits 9

Curriculum Area VI - Emerging Issues: Credits 7

Additional Courses: Credits 6

In addition, it is recommended that students take EXSC 111  and BUED 212  or approved electives from the following disciplines:

Total Required for General Education: Credits 41

1Students must pass ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with grade of “C” or above before taking ENGL 203 .

2Honors students should take honors courses.

Sociology: Credits 79

Program Core II: Credits 9

Students must complete a minimum of 9 elective credits in sociology at the 300/400 level earning at least a “C” in each course. The following list of course provides options for students but is in no way a comprehensive list. Please see advisor in selecting courses.

Program Core III: Credits 6

Students must complete 6 credits of sociology elective courses with a grade of “C” or better in each of these courses. The following list of courses provides options for students but is in no way a comprehensive list. Please see advisor in selecting courses.

Sociology Major Support: Credits 6

Students must complete two social science courses with a “C” average or better. They may choose courses from the following:


Sociology Free Electives: Credits 36

Students must take 36 credit hours of free electives. These courses may also be applied towards the completion of a minor field. If student is not completing a minor it is strongly recommended that students take courses in sociology, criminal justice; political sciences; philosophy and history that will contribute significantly in increasing their knowledge of their major. Suggested courses are:

Curriculum Guide for Sociology


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