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Sociology (BA)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Major: SOC

Degree: BA

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Note: Admission to the major requires (1) completion of Sociology 301 with a grade of C or better; (2) a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0; and (3) a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in any courses in Sociology.

Completion of this degree requires: (1)completion of Sociology 303 and Sociology 320 with a grade of C or better; (2) Completion of an online exit exam and submission of the student's research proposal from Sociology 303.  The latter pertains to the department's learning outcomes measurement.  For more information, contact the department's undergraduate advisor.

General Education

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see the General Education requirements and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.


General Education 34
Minimum Total 34

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements


General 101: A&S Orientation 1
Foreign Language 12
(completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language)  
Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences 9
(in addition to courses counted toward General Education; 6 hours must be at 300 level or above)  
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above  
(may be incorporated into other degree requirements)  

Department of Sociology


Sociology 2011 , 301, 303, 320, 323 15
Sociology electives at 300 level or above 6
Sociology electives at 400 level or above 12
Sociology electives at any level 3
Minimum Total 36

Supporting Courses

(in addition to courses counted toward general education)


Electives in Social Sciences other than Sociology of which 6 hours must be at 300 level or above 18
Minimum Electives 11
Minimum Total 121

Only 40 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts degree.

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

1 Fulfills General Education requirement.

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