Requirements

Graduates may earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Sociology. Students with a dual major who choose not to complete the comprehensive in sociology are required to take an additional elective in Sociology.

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology—SOC (34 hours)

All of the following:

  • SOC 153 Sociological Imaginations 3 hours 
  • SOC 203 Social Problems 3 hours; or SOC 204 Social Psychology 3 hours 
  • SOC 319 Social Theories 3 hours 
  • SOC 371 Applied Sociological Statistics 1 hour 
  • SOC 372 Sociological Statistics 3 hours 
  • SOC 384 Sociological Research Methods 3 hours 
  • SOC 495 Senior Seminar 3 hours

Two of the following:
Category 1: Social Institutions within the Social Structures

  • SOC 257 Sociology of Families 3 hours 
  • SOC 306 Consumer Society 3 hours 
  • SOC 340 Juvenile Deviance 3 hours 
  • SOC 370 Medical Sociology 3 hours 
  • SOC 373 Crime and Society 3 hours 
  • SOC 382 Sociology of Popular Culture 3 hours

Two of the following:
Category 2: Social Relationships: Structures of Power and Oppression

  • SOC 220 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies 3 hours 
  • SOC 222 Contested Masculinities 3 hours 
  • SOC 230 Social Inequalities in Education 3 hours 
  • SOC 255 Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in the United States 3 hours 
  • SOC 330 Gender and Law 3 hours 
  • SOC 345 Sociology of Poverty 3 hours 
  • SOC 350 Diverse Childhoods 3 hours 
  • SOC 360 Social Stratification: Class, Gender, and Race 3 hours 
  • SOC 365 Social Construction of Gender 3 hours

One of the following (3 hours):
Category 3: Sociology Electives

  • SOC 220 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies 3 hours 
  • SOC 222 Contested Masculinities 3 hours 
  • SOC 230 Social Inequalities in Education 3 hours 
  • SOC 255 Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in the United States 3 hours 
  • SOC 257 Sociology of Families 3 hours 
  • SOC 306 Consumer Society 3 hours 
  • SOC 330 Gender and Law 3 hours 
  • SOC 340 Juvenile Deviance 3 hours 
  • SOC 345 Sociology of Poverty 3 hours
  • SOC 350 Diverse Childhoods 3 hours 
  • SOC 360 Social Stratification: Class, Gender, and Race 3 hours 
  • SOC 365 Social Construction of Gender 3 hours 
  • SOC 370 Medical Sociology 3 hours 
  • SOC 373 Crime and Society 3 hours 
  • SOC 382 Sociology of Popular Culture 3 hours 
  • SOC 390 Special Topics 3 hours 
  • SOC 485 Research Tutorial 3 hours 
  • SOC 497 Independent Study in Sociology 1–3 hours 
  • SOC 499 Sociological Internship 1–6 hours