Sociology 7-12, B.S.

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This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program for more information.

Overall GPA of 2.7 Required
132 Overall Credits Required

LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Education Program

48 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 48 are counted toward free electives.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 2 – American Experience (select one):
HIS 110 – United States History I
HIS 111 – United States History II

Tier 2 – Mind and Body:
SHE 203 – School Health

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

69  Credits Required

Core

24 Credits Required
Grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all core SOC courses.

SOC 100 — Introduction to Sociology
SOC 255 — Methods of Social Research
SOC 260 — Applied Social Theory
SOC 480 — Applied Contemporary Theory

Select one from:

  • SOC 201 — Social Science Statistics
  • MAT 107 — Elementary Statistics

Methods
Select one from:

  • SOC 440 — Quantitative Analysis of Social Science Data
  • SOC 473 — Qualitative Research Methods

Diversity
Select one from:

  • SOC 310 — Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 315 — Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 363 — Social Inequality in the U.S.

Capstone
Select one from:

Sociology Electives

9 Credits Required

  • 9 credits in SOC. Courses used toward LEP may not be counted toward this requirement.

Education Requirements

36 Credits Required

EDU 201 – Introduction to Teaching Professions
EDU 413 – Secondary Education
EDU 471 - Supporting English Learners for School Success
HIS 490 – Social Science (Secondary School)
HIS 494 – Student Teaching (History)
HIS 496 – Student Teaching Seminar - History
PHI 270 – Philosophy of Education
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology
PSY 370 – Educational Psychology
RDG 470 - Literacy in the Content Areas

Additional 3 Credits of PSY
SED 482 – Teaching Exceptional Students in the Secondary Education Classroom

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS

15 Credits Required

Requirements:
HIS 101 - Western Civilization II

Select one non-western HIS course

  • HIS 229 - Cuba and Puerto Rico
  • HIS 242 - Imperial Russian and Soviet History, 1800-1991
  • HIS 243 - Traditional & Modern East Asia
  • HIS 244 - Traditional & Modern East Asia
  • HIS 245 - History of Africa
  • HIS 246 - African Politics & Culture
  • HIS 247 - Early Modern France
  • HIS 280 - Modern Iraq
  • HIS 300 - The Vietnam War Era
  • HIS 342 - 20th Century China
  • HIS 378 - Early China
  • HIS 409 - Ethnic Groups and Ethnic Conflict: An International Perspective

Additional 6 credits of HIS (excluding HIS 112)

Select 3 credits from:

  • ECO
  • GEO
  • PSC

FREE ELECTIVES

Students must take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).