Sociology, BS

The Sociology program focuses on the study of our behavior as social beings and includes a basic core of courses essential for a wide variety of careers specific to and outside of sociology. In addition to providing students with a strong foundation in sociological thought, this curriculum prepares students with the innovation, critical thinking abilities, global understandings, and writing skills that employers in all fields consistently seek.

Program Requirements

No grades of D in upper division courses are allowed in the Sociology major. Upper-division courses are all courses other than those of Areas A through F. 1000- or 2000-level courses used in the upper division are included in this restriction.

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)42
All Core Curriculum requirements for the B.S. Sociology degree are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) 18
SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCI 2293Intro to Marriage & the Family3
SOCI 2420Social Problems3
Choose three courses (9 credits hours) of lower division (1000-2000 level) electives. 19
Required Upper Division Sociology Core12
SOCI 3010Sociology Theory3
SOCI 3510Social Statistics3
SOCI 4501Research Methods3
SOCI 4902Sociology Internship3
Upper Division Sociology Electives18
Choose six courses (18 credit hours) from upper division (3000-4000 level) SOCI courses not used to meet another major requirement.
Upper Division Major Related Electives27
Choose an approved minor in another discipline and/or select any upper division (3000-4000 level) related course(s).
Statistics Requirement3
A lower or upper division statistics course in any discipline must be taken and passed with a grade of C or better. 2
Free Elective3
Choose three hours of free elective courses. 3
Total Credit Hours120