Sociology Degree Requirements
UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 40 hours
- General Education Requirements: 36 hours
Refer to Section Five of the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
- ASO 100: Student Success Seminar 1 hour
- Wellness 3 hours
- Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
- ACCT - Sociology majors will fulfill the ACCT with SOC 470. (Credit hours are incorporated into major requirements below.)
- Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 30 hours
- SOC 131 – Introductory Sociology (3)
- SOC 232 – Social Statistics (3)
- SOC 395 – Research Methods in Sociology (3) (Fall only)
- SOC 462 - Sociological Theory (3) (Fall only)
- SOC 470 – Senior Seminar in Sociology (3) (Spring only)
PLUS a minimum of three (3) hours selected from:
- SOC 420 – Social Organization (3)
- SOC 425 – World Systems Analysis (3)
- SOC 463 – Social Stratification (3)
- SOC 465 - Demography (3)
PLUS 12 HOURS of sociology electives, nine (9) of which must be upper division hours.
FREE ELECTIVES 50 hours
TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS: 120 hours
When scheduling, you should note the following:
The following classes are offered ONLY during the Fall semester
- SOC 363: Appalachian Images in Film & Song
- SOC 395: Research Methods in Sociology
- SOC 462: Sociological Theory
The following courses are offered ONLY during the Spring semester:
The following courses are offered BOTH Fall and Spring semesters
- SOC 131: Introductory Sociology
- SOC 232: Social Statistics
- SOC 235: Social Problems
- SOC 400: Race & Ethnic Relations
The following courses are offered as needed
- SOC 300: Sociology of Humans & Animals
- SOC 313: Social Deviance
- SOC 320: Mind, Self, & Society
- SOC 322: Sociology of the Mass Media
- SOC 330S: Sociology of Migration
- SOC 340: Juvenile Delinquency
- SOC 345: The Family
- SOC 353: Health & Illness
- SOC 375: Criminology
- SOC 383: Environmental Sociology
- SOC 420: Social Organization
- SOC 425: World Systems Analysis
- SOC 455: Collective Behavior
- SOC 463: Social Stratification
- SOC 465: Demography
- SOC 350: Selected Topics in Sociology (Topics may include: Animals and Society, Community Based Research, Sexualities and Society, Sociology of the Mass Media)
Summer: No Set Schedule
SEQUENTIAL COURSES AND PREREQUISITES:
►Completion of SOC 131 (Introductory Sociology) is advised before taking ANY 300-level course.
►Before taking SOC 395 (Research Methods in Sociology) the student MUST complete SOC 232 (Social Statistics).
►Before taking SOC 462 (Sociological Theory), the student MUST complete nine (9) hours in SOC courses.
►Before taking SOC 463 (Social Stratification), the student MUST complete three ( 3) hours of SOC credits.
►Before taking SOC 465 (Demography), completion of SOC 131 (Introductory Sociology) and SOC 232 (Social Statistics) is advised.
►SOC 470 (Senior Seminar in Sociology) is restricted to Seniors.
A student may minor in Sociology by completing the following courses:
PLUS 15 HOURS of sociology electives, 12 of which must be upper division. (3 hours of upper division Anthropology may be applied to the 15 hours).
Note that some of the required and elective courses have prerequisites.
A student may minor in Deviance/Criminology by completing the following courses:
- SOC 131: Introductory Sociology (3)
- SOC 313: Social Deviance (3)
- SOC 340: Juvenile Delinquency (3)
- SOC 375: Criminology (3)
PLUS NINE (9) HOURS selected from: