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2012 - 2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012 - 2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.S.

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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 advisors 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.


Students may use Internship credit towards their elective requirements in the major. They should consult with the History Department chairperson.

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