May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.S.

Location(s): Statesboro Campus, Armstrong-Savannah Campus, Fully Online

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Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

General Requirements (Core Areas A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major Credit Hours: 18

Option 1: General Sociology

Select 30 credit hours of advisor approved upper division (3000 or above) SOCI courses. 

Option 2: Social Services

Electives Credit Hours: 21

  • Select 21 credit hours of Electives

Total Credit Hours: 124

Other Program Requirements

  • A minimum grade of “C” required in all sociology courses; if advisor recommends, one “D” is 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 Honors College;
  • successfully complete one credit hour of HONS 4610   during their first semester in the departmental honors program, and at least two credit hours of HONS 4999   after HONS 4610   and before graduation (normally one during each of the last semesters enrolled);
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the Honors College at the time of graduation.

Note: Three HONS credit hours can be applied toward the required hours in either emphasis area within the major.


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