Sociology, B.A.

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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 2.5 required
120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 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 45 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:

There are no categories with specific requirements in this program

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.


39 Credits Required

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

SOC 100 — Introduction to Sociology
SOC 370 — Methods of Social Research
SOC 380 — Foundations of Sociological Theory
SOC 480 — Applied Contemporary Theory

Select one from:

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

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 additional methods course:

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

One capstone course from the following:

Sociology Electives
15 Credits Required
Courses used toward LEP may not be counted toward this requirement. 
With the advice and consent of the department, PSY 227 — Social Psychology may be taken in place of an elective sociology course.


No cognates are required for this program.


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).