Sociology, B.A. - M.S. Accelerated Pathway

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The B.A. in Sociology (Concentration: B.A. to M.S. Accelerated Pathway) has been designed to provide high-achieving students with the opportunity to complete foundational graduate coursework during their senior year of undergraduate studies in order to accelerate the graduate degree completion. This competitive program allows admitted students the opportunity to complete their B.A. in Sociology and the M.S. in Sociology (Concentration: Accelerated Pathway) in five years.

The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


(*) When up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, they are recommended below; only two courses within Explorations (T2) may be fulfilled by courses in the same subject.  

Core Requirements (36 Credits)
‘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 the following:
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.

Accelerated Pathway Requirements (6 Credits)
Graduate courses require a grade of 'C' or higher.
SOC 500 – Sociology and Social Justice 
SOC 580 – Applied Theories of Social Justice