Sociology, B.A.

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree.  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.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

Core Requirements (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 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.


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.