Sociology, B.A.

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  Detailed information on these requirements is published in this section of the catalog:

Writing courses are not additional course requirements, course sections that meet this requirement are designated with a ‘W’ on the class schedule.  Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


Core (18 Credits)
Grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all core SOC courses.
SOC 100 — Introduction to Sociology
SOC 201 - Social Science Statistics
SOC 255 — Methods of Social Research
SOC 260 — Applied Social Theory

Select one course emphasizing diversity from:
SOC 310 — Racial and Ethnic Relations
SOC 315 — Sociology of Gender
SOC 363 — Social Inequality in the U.S.

One capstone course from the following:
HON 495 — Departmental Honors
SOC 490 — Sociology Seminar
SOC 497 — Sociology Internship

Sociology Electives (
18 Credits) 
With the Sociology Department advice and permission, PSY 227 - Social Psychology may be taken in place of an elective sociology course.