Sociology - 5-Year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Public Service Administration

The Department of Sociology and The Bush School of Government & Public Service offer a five year degree program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master of Public Service Administration.

SOCI 205Introduction to Sociology 13
SOCI 220Methods of Social Research 13
SOCI 230Classical Sociological Theory 13
SOCI 420Advanced Methods of Social Research 13
SOCI 430Contemporary Sociological Theory 13
BUSH 631Quantitative Methods in Public Management I 13
Select one from: 13
Quantitative Methods in Public Management II
Quantitative Methods in Public Management II: Policy Analysis Emphasis
Program Evaluation in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Select from the following: 19
Social Organization
PSAA elective or track requirement 13
College and University Requirements
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric 13
Select one of the following:3
Writing about Literature
Technical and Business Writing
Public Speaking
Communication for Technical Professions
Argumentation and Debate
Literature in English6
Foreign language14
Life and physical sciences9
Language, philosophy and culture3
Creative arts3
Language, philosophy and culture or Creative arts3
Social and behavioral science 26
American history6
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
International and cultural diversity 3
General electives 410
PSAA 601Foundations of Public Service3
PSAA 611Public Policy Formation3
PSAA 621Economic Analysis3
Total Semester Credit Hours120

A grade of C or better is required for credit.


SOCI courses do not count toward fulfilling this requirement.


Course may be used to satisfy any other requirement.


Any 100-499 level course may be taken. No more than 3 hours of SOCI 484 may be used toward fulfilling this requirement.

No more than 33 hours in sociology may be applied to the major.

Other courses may qualify. Consult the approved list of courses available in the Undergraduate Student Services Office in the College of Liberal Arts or from departmental advisors. No more than one course may be counted in more than one category.

Please note that university requirements specify that all students must take at least two courses in their major that are designated as fulfilling a writing requirement (W). See the section on general requirements for baccalaureate degrees for more information.

Minor Field of Study

Sociology majors are not required to select a minor field of study. If chosen, the minor must consist of 15-18 hours, with no more than 9 hours taken at a 100- or 200-level. No more than six hours from the minor may be used to fulfill other requirements. A grade of C or higher is required if a course is to be counted in the minor field.