Sociology - BS

The Department of Sociology offers a Bachelor of Science 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
Life and physical sciences21
Language, philosophy and culture3
Creative arts3
Language, philosophy and culture or Creative arts3
Social and behavioral sciences 26
American history6
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
International and cultural diversity 3
General electives
Any 100-499 course 421
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 intensive requirement (W). See the section on general requirements for baccalaureate degree 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.