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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Sociology, BA/BS


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The Sociology Major


Students who major in Sociology have the option of pursuing the BA degree (language required) or the BS degree. This major provides students with 18 semester hours of a “core” that emphasizes training in theory and research methodology- topics including ANTH 102 Anthropology, SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology, SOCI 203 Deviant Behavior, SOCI 307 Sociological Theory, SOCI SOCI 309 Elementary Statistics, SOCI 408 Collective Behavior, SOCI 412 Methods, and SOCI 413 Data Analysis. The remaining courses consist of 12 credits in Sociology electives and 38 credits of Free Electives.

Majors are required to earn at least a “C” grade in all Sociology and courses in their major program. To receive a BA/BS in Sociology, the student must successfully complete 120 semester hours. Exceptions to, or substitutions for. The following major requirements are considered only through a formal process of departmental recommendations.

Bachelor Of Arts/Science In Sociology


In order to earn a degree, a student must complete 120 hours. Of these, 40-41 are General Education Requirements and 6 are Institutional Requirements as follows:

Institutional Requirement (6 semester hours)


Note:


Transfer students not taking Freshman Seminar MUST SUBSTITUTE THREE (3) OTHER SEMESTER HOURS TO BE INCLUDED IN THEIR TOTAL OF 120 HOURS.

General Education Requirements (40-41 semester hours)


English Composition (6 semester hours) – Two courses in English composition


Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours) – One course in each of two disciplines


DISCIPLINE COURSES: Philosophy, Communications, Theatre, Art, Music, and Modern Languages

  • ____ ___ Arts/Humanities 3 Credits
  • ____ ___ Arts/Humanities 3 Credits

Social Science and Behavioral Sciences (6 semester hours) – One course in each of two disciplines


DISCIPLINE COURSES: History, Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Social Work or Interdisciplinary Social Science. (Must include 3 semester hours of African American History)

Natural Science (7-8 semester hours) – Two science courses, at least one of which shall be a laboratory course


DISCIPLINE COURSES: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Science.

  • ____ ___ Science 4 Credits
  • ____ ___ Science 3 or 4 Credits

Mathematics (3 semester hours) – One course in mathematics at or above the level of college algebra


Technology (3 semester hours) – One course in technology


 Discipline Courses: Business Information Systems or Computer Science

  • ____ ___ Technology 3 Credits

Free General Education Electives (9 semester hours)


Departmental advisement, chosen from any category within the General Education Course List

Courses numbered “100” or less in Communication Skills and in Mathematics are developmental courses and as such are not included in the 120 credit hour graduation requirement, and thus constitute additional semester hours beyond 120 hour requirement.

Sociology Major Requirements


Sociology Required Electives (12 Credits)


  • SOCI _____ Sociology Elective
  • SOCI _____ Sociology Elective
  • SOCI _____ Sociology Elective
  • SOCI _____ Sociology Elective

Free Electives (37-38 Credits)


Note: ENGL 361 Technical and Report Writing or SOCI 201 Writing for the Social Sciences is strongly recommended. For Bachelor of Arts Program, Twelve (12) of these free elective hours are in Foreign Language (French or Spanish).

Sample Program


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Second Semester


  • ____ ___ SOCI Elective 3 Credits
  • ____ ___ SOCI Elective 3 Credits
  • ____ ___ HIST Elective 3 Credits
  • ____ ___ Foreign Lang. or GEN Ed Elective 3 Credits
  • ____ ___ Free Elective 3 Credits
Total: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


  • ____ ___ Free Gen Ed Elective or
  • ____ ___ Foreign Language 3 Credits
     
  • ____ ___ Sociology Elective 3 Credits
  • ____ ___ Sociology Elective 3 Credits
  • ____ ___ General Elective 3 Credits
  • ____ ___ General Elective 3 Credits
Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 14

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