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B.A. in Sociology

Basic Requirements: (18 credit hours)
Socl. 100 Introduction to Sociology
Socl. 211 Statistics for Social Research
Socl. 302 Sociological Research
Socl. 303 Classical Sociological Theory
Socl. 365 Contemporary Sociological Theory

Socl. 476 Senior Capstone: Selected Topic
(or)   477 Senior Capstone: Internship Experience
(or)   478 Senior Capstone: Study Abroad
(or)   479 Senior Capstone: Senior Thesis

Electives: (18 credit hours)
(at least 6 hours must be at the 300-level)
Socl. 102 S/Intro Social Problems & Public Policy
Socl. 105 S/M/Intro. to Global Social Change
Socl. 201 Black Women in American Society
Socl. 209 American Criminal Justice System
Socl. 210 Sociology of the Families
Socl. 213 Sociology of Medicine
Socl. 217 S/U/Urban Sociology
Socl. 218 Sociology of Environmental Issues
Socl. 220 U/Inequality, Class & Poverty
Socl. 225 Sociology of Gender & Sexuality
Socl. 230 S/U/Race & Ethnicity
Socl. 240 S/Sociology of Religion
Socl. 241 S/The Individual & Society
Socl. 245 Sociology of Sports
Socl. 250 Sociology of Deviance
Socl. 290 Sociology of Work and Organizations
Socl. 310 Sociology of Law
Socl. 314 Illness, Self & Society
Socl. 318 Environmental Sociology
Socl. 325 Global Social Change
Socl. 333 Sociology of Education
Socl. 340 Social Movements
Socl. 347 Criminology and Juvenile Delinquency
Socl. 354 Political Sociology
Socl. 356 The Social Self
Socl. 358 Sociology of Emotions
Socl. 361 Field Research Methods

Minimum Competency Requirement:
A grade C- or better is required for each of the following courses: SOCL 100, SOCL 211, SOCL 302, SOCL 303, SOCL 365 and the course used to fulfill the senior seminar requirement (SOCL 476, SOCL 477, SOCL 478 or SOCL 479).  If a C- or better is not earned in these courses, students may ONLY repeat a class once to achieve the required minimum grade.

Department Writing Requirement:
All majors shall successfully complete the existing program requirements. Program requirements involve
extensive writing in at least 83 percent of the course offerings. To complete program requirements, students are
required to write a variety of papers and essays. Students successfully completing two 300-hundred level
electives (with a minimum grade of -C) shall have completed the department writing requirement.

1.) Credit will not be granted for more than one 200-level statistics course.  If the student has taken a statistics course in another department or at another institution, the student must replace the course with another sociology elective (above the 100-level) in order to reach the 36 hours in sociology required for the major (or 18 hours required for the minor).
2.) No more than 3 of the 18 total elective hours may be earned through Internships and Directed Study.
Internships may not be counted toward the required six hours of 300-level electives.
3.) No more than 6 hours at the 100-level may be applied to the major.