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Sociology, B.A. Requirements

The Sociology Concentration requires 33 hours of coursework including:

  • SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 3120: Classical Social Theory
  • SOC 3130: Modern Social Theory
  • SOC 3140 - Research Methods
  • SOC 4140 - Research Seminar 
  • ANTH 1520 - Introduction to Anthropology or
  • ANTH 2080 - Cultural Anthropology
  • Plus 15 hours of sociology/anthropology electives:

In addition, students must also take at least 9 hours at the 3000-4000 level with 12 of the 15 hours in sociology. These 15 hours must include at least 3 hours selected from:

  • SOC 3050 - Minorities in American Life
  • SOC 3070 - Gender and Society
  • SOC 3450 - Social Inequality

Students must also take 2 years of a foreign language, declare a minor, and take 1 intensive writing course (Eng 2830 is recommended). Majors must also earn a minimum of a C or better in all sociology and anthropology courses, and meet a minimum 2.0 in all major and related courses (including General Education courses).

 

The sample schedule below ensures that you will graduate in 4 years.

 

Clear Path - Sociology and Anthropology: Sociology, B.A.

 

Freshman Year
Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
Natural Science with Lab 4 Natural Science Non-Lab 3
Mathematics 3 Culture and Civilizations I 3
Fine Arts 3 Statistics (SOC 2500) 3
SOC 1510 3 ANTH 1520 or 2080 3
  16   15

 

Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 ENGL 2830 3
Humanities or Fine Arts 3 SOC 2150 3
Cultures and Civilizations II 3 SOC 3050 or 3070 or 3450 3
Foreign Language I 4 Foreign Language II 4
Elective 3 Elective 3
  16   16

 

Junior Year
Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
SOC 3120 3 SOC 3130 3
SOC 3000-4000 level Elective 3 Behavioral and Social Sciences  3
SOC/ANTH 3000-4000 level Elective 3 Cultures and Civilizations III 3
Elective 3000-4000 3 Elective/Minor 3
Foreign Language III 3 Foreign Language IV 3
  15   15

 

Senior Year
Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
SOC 3140 3 SOC 4140 3
SOC 3000-4000 level Elective 3 SOC/ANTH 3000-4000 level Elective 3
SOC/ANTH Elective 3000-4000 3 SOC/ANTH Elective 3000-4000 3
Elective/Minor 3 Elective/Minor 3000-4000 level 3
Elective/Minor 3000-4000 3 Elective/Minor 3000-4000 3
  15   15
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