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2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015 - 2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.S.

All requirements for sociology majors are outlined below. Among the requirements are 21 semester hours of Required Courses and 15 hours of department electives.

Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)

In College Core B , all majors in programs in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences are required to pass a second course in Social and Behavioral Sciences; i.e., CHBS majors cannot fulfill College Core B requirements with a Health and Wellness course.

Sociology Electives (15 credits)

Courses selected must include four additional 300- or 400-level courses not listed above. One elective must be satisfied by an approved internship or other designated applied sociology course selected in consultation with your advisor.

B.S. Requirements (6-12 credits)

Sociology majors pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree must complete six to eight semester hours chosen from the following: Any class (if not used to meet a Core Curriculum requirement) in ANSC, APST, BIOL, CHEM, COMS, ECON, GEOL, GEOS (courses designated T only), INST, MATH, PHYS, SOWK, STAT, WMST, or 300-400 level course in: ENGL, HIST, PHIL, POSC, PSYC, RELN.

Electives (22-35 credits)

 Students should consult with their academic advisor in selecting elective courses to complete 120 hours required for graduation.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120

Graduation 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.

All majors in the department must successfully complete STAT 200 . This course is a prerequisite for SOCY 380 . It may be used to fulfill partially the Core Curriculum requirements for College Core B.