Sociology B.S.

Degree Requirements: 124  Credit Hours

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Foreign Language - 2001 or
Global Sociology
Glob Pers Ant: People of World
Students who test out of FORL 2001 may choose 3 hours from the Area F elective list
Introduction to Sociology 1
Social Data Analysis
Elementary Statistics
Select 9-12 credit hours from the following:
Foreign Language - 2002
Introduction to Anthropology
Glob Pers Ant: People of World
Computer Applications
and Computer Concepts
World Regional Geography
Introduction to International Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Religious Studies
Global Sociology
Introduction to Gerontology
Introduction to Social Services
Elementary Statistics II
Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Technical Communication
Major Requirements9
Sociological Theory
Methods of Social Research
Senior Seminar
Choose one of the following areas of emphasis:
Emphasis 1: Sociology30
Complete 30 credit hours of advisor approved upper division (3000 or above) SOCI courses
Emphasis 2: Social Services30
Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Social Welfare Policy and Services
Social Services Counseling Skills
Select 21 additional credit hours of advisor approved upper division (3000 or above) SOCI courses 2
Interdisciplinary Specialty Electives9
Select 9 credit hours of Upper Level Electives
Select 12 credit hours of Electives
Total Credit Hours124

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 Honors Research Seminar (HONS   4610) during their first semester in the departmental honors program, and at least two credit hours of  Honors Research (HONS   4999) after Honors Research Seminar (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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