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ACADEMICS - Sociology

PictureProgram Description

Must Complete 120 semester hours, including 52 hours distributed as follows:

1. Sociology Courses: (36 semester hours)

Core Courses: (12 semester hours)


Soc. 1010 - Introduction to Sociology (3)
Soc. 3210 - Sociological Theory (3)
Soc. 3220 - Sociological Statistics (3), or Math 1310(31), Elementary Statistical Methods, or Math 1102(102), Finite Mathematics I, or Math 1105(105), Basic Probability and Statistics
Soc. 3230 - Research Methods (3)

Note: The core requirements should be completed as early as possible, preferably by the end of the junior year. Sociological Statistics is a prerequisite for research methods. Only 45 hours of sociology can be applied to the 120 hour total required for a degree.

Eight additional sociology courses (24 hours), chosen with the approval of the student’s faculty advisor, are required for the B.S. in Sociology, including a minimum of four courses (twelve hours) at the 4000 or 5000 level (no more than three hours of either Soc 4350 Special Study or Soc 4385, Internship in Sociology may be applied to the 4000 or 5000 level requirement). No more than three hours in sociology below the 2000 level can count toward this 24-hour requirement.

Related Area Requirements:

Candidates for the B.S. in sociology also must complete five courses from at least four of the following nine areas: computer science, economics, mathematics, philosophy, political science, probability and statistics, psychology, public policy administration, and international studies. Specific course selections must be approved by a faculty advisor.

No Required Courses May be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Basis. Students Must Maintain a Minimum of 2.0 GPA in All Sociology Courses.