Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog Program: Sociology, B.S. (R, A, L) Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Sociology, B.S. (R, A, L)

The Department of Sociology promotes a challenging atmosphere in which students are encouraged to recognize, understand, and think critically about social processes, issues, and cultural diversity. Through rigorous coursework, the program teaches students how to gather, analyze and interpret qualitative and quantitative data. Through research-in-service and internships students learn how to apply their knowledge and skills to problems and needs in businesses, organizations, and communities. A central part of our mission is to provide opportunities for independent student research as well as faculty and student collaborative research. We teach from the philosophy that active engagement in real-world research enhances employment opportunities and opens doors to graduate school. The department engages in sound career planning and preparation with each major.

REAL Curriculum

Sociology is the scientific study of society, cultures, and human interaction. Majors in Sociology develop an expertise in understanding human behavior in the context of their culture, their institutional and other social structures, and their social environment. Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the E area to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.

REAL Foundational Requirements

Foundational Writing (3 Credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 111 - Principles of College Composition (GE)

Foundational Math (3 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MATH 100 - Quantitative Reasoning (GE)
MATH 121 - Math Content for Teachers I (GE)
MATH 125 - Precalculus I (GE)

REAL Cornerstone Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)

Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level. The Sociology major includes 3-6 credits of writing intensive courses.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Sociology major includes 6-12 general education credits.

Major Requirements (42-44 credits)

B.S. Requirements (6-8 credits)

Sociology majors pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree must complete six to eight semester hours chosen from the following: Any class in ANSC, APST, BIOL, CHEM, COMS, ECON, GEOL, GEOS (courses designated T only), INST, MATH, PHYS, SOWK, STAT, WGST, or 300-400 level course in: ENGL, HIST, PHIL, POSC, PSYC, RELN.

Required Courses (27 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
SOCY 110 - Introduction to Sociology (GE)
SOCY 250 - Social Inequality (GE)
SOCY 360 - Sociological Theory
SOCY 365 - Society and the Individual
SOCY 380 - Introduction to Social Research Methods
SOCY 480 - Survey Research Methods (WI)
SOCY 486 - Real World Sociology: Applied Research Principles
SOCY 497 - Senior Seminar in Sociology
SOCY 499 - Internship (WI) (3 credits required)

Sociology Electives (6 credits)

Students must choose 6 credits in Sociology electives at the 300 or 400 level not listed above.

Required Outside Coursework (3 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
STAT 130 - Understanding Statistics in Society (GE) OR
STAT 200 - Introduction to Statistics (GE)

Additional Degree Requirements

To graduate with a major in Sociology, a student must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all courses taken with a SOCY prefix.  Majors must complete all required courses in the major curricula listed above with a grade of “C-“ or better.

Open Credit Hours (76-78 credits)

These credits can be used to fulfill additional courses, majors, minors, and/or REAL Curriculum requirements, including Foundational Writing and Foundational Math.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120