Sociology (B.A.) Required Courses

Sociology (B.A.) Required Courses


Sociology Undergraduate Program

Course Sequence

In addition to 53 semester hours of general education requirements, a total of 36 semester hours is required for a major in sociology. The balance of the university's 120-semester hour requirement for a bachelor's degree comes from elective courses.

A student must receive a C or better in the following:

SOC.211 Principles of Sociology

SOC.255 Research Methods for Social Inquiry

SOC.260 Basic Social Statistics

SOC.275 Sociological Theory

Students also must select eight additional courses, 24 semester hours, from sociology courses; four of these must be drawn from 300 and 400 level courses. The sociology internship may not be counted as part of these eight courses.

In addition, sociology offers an applied sociology option.

Applied Sociology option

SOC.211 Principles of Sociology

SOC.255 Research Methods for Social Inquiry

SOC.260 Basic Social Statistics

SOC.275 Sociological Theory

SOC.316 Urban Sociology

SOC.461 Social Problems of Urban/Rural Communities

Choose three from the following five courses:

SOC.213 Contemporary Social Problems

SOC.345 Medical Sociology

SOC.360 Microsociology

SOC.465 Computer Applications

SOC.490 Sociology of Aging

Three additional courses within the department, all of which must be sociology courses

An internship (6-12 semester hours)

Please see a sociology advisor for the most up to date information regarding requirements.