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.
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 099does not meet the General Education Requirement and does not apply toward graduation requirements.
Curriculum Area I - Arts and Humanities: 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.
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.
Students must complete two social science courses with a “C” average or better. They may choose courses from the following:
CRJS; ECON; GEOG; HIST; PHIL; POLI; SOCI; SOWK
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: