Sociology - BA

The Department of Sociology offers a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.

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
SOCI 100-499 118
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 419
Total Semester Credit Hours120

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.

Teacher Certification

Non-Sociology Majors To Teach Sociology

Students desiring certification to teach sociology in Texas secondary schools must complete a social studies composite with a sociology emphasis and required education courses:

Political Science9
Total Semester Credit Hours76

Sociology Majors To Teach Sociology

Sociology majors desiring certification must include the following among their sociology courses and required education courses:

Select one of the following:3
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Sociology of African Americans
Sociology of Latinos
Select one of the following:3
Sociology of Gender
Women and Work in Society
Social Psychology
Total Semester Credit Hours6

Education Courses

More complete information on requests for teacher certification may be found in the College of Education and Human Development section under secondary certification.

EDTC 345Microcomputer Awareness for Educators3
INST 210Understanding Special Populations3
COMM 203Public Speaking3
TEFB 322Teaching and Schooling in Modern Society3
TEFB 323Teaching Skills I3
TEFB 324Teaching Skills II3
TEFB 401Language Arts in the Middle and Senior School3
TEFB 404Social Studies in the Middle and Senior High School3
TEFB 406Science in the Middle and Secondary School3
TEFB 407Mathematics in the Middle and Senior School3
TEFB 426Supervised Clinical Teaching6
Total Semester Credit Hours36

Students should consult an undergraduate Sociology advisor as early as possible to review the requirements of the social studies composite.