Degree Requirements (Catalog Year 2012-2013)
In addition to meeting the following requirements for this degree, students must meet the university requirements for all bachelor's degrees. Students pursuing a BA in sociology must complete 35 credits of sociology courses with a minimum GPA of 2.00. No more than 6 credits of courses with unsatisfactory grades (C- or D) may be applied toward the degree.
One introductory core course (3 credits) chosen from:
SOCI 101 - Introductory Sociology Credits: 3
This course must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.00.
Four additional core courses (14 credits):
SOCI 303 - Sociological Research Methodology Credits: 4
SOCI 311 - Classical Sociological Theory Credits: 3
SOCI 313 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences Credits: 4
SOCI 412 - Contemporary Sociological Theory Credits: 3
Each of these courses must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.00.
- Six elective courses (18 credits) in sociology at the 300 or 400 level
Students are strongly encouraged to focus four of their elective courses (12 credits) in one of the concentrations listed to the right chosen to suit their interests and career objectives. Students who choose a concentration will have two remaining electives.
Total: 35 Credits
The university requires all students to complete at least one course designated “writing intensive” in their majors at the 300 level or above. Students majoring in sociology may fulfill this requirement by successfully completing SOCI 412.
Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.