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.
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 1101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SOCI 2293||Intro to Marriage & the Family||3|
|SOCI 2420||Social Problems||3|
|Choose three courses (9 credits hours) of lower division (1000-2000 level) electives. 1||9|
|Required Upper Division Sociology Core||12|
|SOCI 3010||Sociology Theory||3|
|SOCI 3510||Social Statistics||3|
|SOCI 4501||Research Methods||3|
|SOCI 4902||Sociology Internship||3|
|Upper Division Sociology Electives||18|
|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 Electives||27|
|Choose an approved minor in another discipline and/or select any upper division (3000-4000 level) related course(s).|
|A lower or upper division statistics course in any discipline must be taken and passed with a grade of C or better. 2|
|Choose three hours of free elective courses. 3|
|Total Credit Hours||120|
Must be taken prior to the required SOCI 3510 Social Statistics. If MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics was not taken as part of Area D2 then it is the recommended option, but any college level statistics course will suffice.
Excludes PHED activity courses; MSL courses; courses offered for institutional credit only; and career program courses not specifically approved in advance.