Sociology B.S.

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Foreign Language - through 20010-3
SOCI   1101Introduction to Sociology 13
STAT   2231Introduction to Statistics I3
or SOCI   2434 Social Data Analysis
Select 9-12 credit hours from the following:9-12
Foreign Language - 2002
Introduction to Anthropology
Computer Applications
and Computer Concepts
World Regional Geography
Introduction to International Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Religion
Introduction to Gerontology
Introduction to Social Services
Introduction to Statistics II
Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
Technical Communication
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Major Requirements
Must take 9 credit hours of the following upper division courses
SOCI   3431Sociological Theory3
SOCI   3434Methods of Social Research3
SOCI   4630Senior Seminar3
Select 30 credit hours from the following upper division (3000 or above) Sociology courses as approved by advisor:30
Selected Topics in Sociology
Practice Skills
Aging Programs and Policies
Race and Ethnicity
Social Change
Social Problems
Sociology of the Life Course
Sociology of Sexuality
Environmental Sociology
Introduction to LGBT Studies
Groups and Community Action
Sociology of Community
Sociology of Religion
Sociology of Childhood
Death and Dying
Social Movements
Sociology of the Family
Medical Sociology
Child Welfare and Family Services
Social Welfare Policy and Services
Sociology of Gender
Organizations, Work, and Technology
Self and Society
Sport, Culture, and Society
Internship (maximum of 6 credit hours applies to the major)
Directed Individual Research
Selected Topics in Sociology
Program Evaluation
Interdisciplinary Specialty Electives
Select 9 credit hours of Interdisciplinary Specialty Electives9
Select 12 credit hours of Electives12
Total Credit Hours126

Must be passed with a minimum grade of “C” 

Other Program Requirements

  • A minimum grade of “C” required in all sociology courses; if advisor recommends, one “D” allowed if matched by “B” or higher in another sociology course.

Honors in Sociology

To graduate with Honors in Sociology, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • successfully complete at least three credit hours of UHON   4191 Honors Research Seminar over three semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.


Sociology and Anthropology majors are advised by an advisor in the Carroll Building, Room 1087. If you have questions about advisement, please contact your sociology advisor at (912) 478-7740.