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Bachelor of Arts: Sociology - Program Requirements

The bachelor of arts degree in sociology requires a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the general requirements for a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.
For students selecting the Sociology major, required courses are the following:     

  SOCIOL 101       Sociology: An Introduction                     3
  ANTHRO 103       Intro. to Cultural Anthropology               3
  SOCIOL 361       Social Theory                                            3
  SOCIOL 362       Methods of Sociological Research      3
  SOCIOL 363*     Intro. to Statistics                                      3
  SOCIOL 404WI** Sociology Capstone: Senior Seminar   3

*MATH 235 is not a substitute for SOCIOL 363.
**All majors are required to take a writing intensive course within the Department of Sociology (SOCIOL 404WI fulfills this requirement).
Other degree requirements include:

  1. A 2.0 grade-point average in the 30 hours credited toward the major.
  2. A minimum grade of C- in all required courses (SOCIOL 101, ANTHRO 103SOCIOL 361SOCIOL 362SOCIOL 363, and SOCIOL 404WI).
  3. Completion of the general degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  4. No more than three 1-credit courses of Special Topics in Sociology (SOCIOL 300__) may be used to fulfill Sociology elective requirements.
  5. Students may apply a maximum of 12 credit hours of Sociology courses from other schools toward the major (introductory sociology, cultural anthropology, and/or sociology electives).