May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Sociology Major, B.A.


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Total minimum number of credits required for a major in Sociology leading to the B.A. degree - 120
Total minimum number of credits required for a minor in Sociology - 18

A unique feature of the program in Sociology is its flexibility. Students have the opportunity to pursue a full range of academic options beyond the major. For example, utilizing existing programs and courses, it is possible for students to achieve a dual major in Sociology and Psychology, Sociology and Criminology, or to finish an M.B.A. in slightly more than one calendar year after completion of their B.A. degree.

Sociology Major

A major in Sociology prepares students for a variety of careers. Students who graduate with a major in Sociology find jobs in social services, criminal justice, business, and education. Students who decide to pursue a graduate education can do so in a variety of fields including sociology, law, social work, business, and psychology, among others.

A major in Sociology consists of 38 hours, including SOC 101 , either ANT 101  or ANT 102 , SOC 352 , SOC 370 , SOC 371 , SOC 381 , SOC 309  (2 credits), SOC 390 , and 15 credits of electives. All anthropology courses may be taken for credit toward the major or minor in Sociology. Courses required in the major, such as SOC 101  and ANT 101 , may also be used to fulfill distribution requirements in the General Education Curriculum.

The department emphasizes internships in professional settings, which integrate academic studies with work experiences such as SOC 393 (Practicum) and SOC 399 - Cooperative Education . The credit hours earned in SOC 393 and SOC 399  may not, however, be applied toward the 38 hours of course work required for the major.

Recommended Course Sequence


First Semester


Total Credits: 15-16


Second Semester


Total Credits: 15-16


Third Semester


  • Free Electives Credits: 12
  • Major Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15


Fourth Semester


  • Free Electives Credits: 12
  • Major Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15


Fifth Semester


Total Credits: 17


Sixth Semester


Total Credits: 15


Seventh Semester


Total Credits: 15


Eighth Semester


Total Credits: 14


Total Credits: 120


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