Sociology Degree Requirements

Course Descriptions


Sociology (B.A.) ♦ Sociology (Minor) ♦ Deviance/Criminology (Minor)


Sociology B.A.

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

PLUS a minimum of three (3) hours selected from:

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

The following courses are offered ONLY during the Spring semester:

The following courses are offered BOTH Fall and Spring semesters

The following courses are offered as needed

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.


Minors

Sociology

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).

Deviance/Criminology

Note that some of the required and elective courses have prerequisites.

A student may minor in Deviance/Criminology by completing the following courses:

PLUS NINE (9) HOURS selected from: