Sociology, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The degree of Bachelor of Arts in Sociology will be awarded upon completion of the following requirements:

General Core Requirements: 42 Credit Hours

Meet the University’s core curriculum requirements for a bachelor’s degree.

  • Math requirements: MATH 1314 or higher, plus a statistic course (PSYC 2317 or MATH 1342).
  • English literature requirements: 3 credit hours.

Sociology Core Requirements: 36 Credit Hours include--

  • Three required core courses: SOCI 4380, 4385, and 4390 (9 hours).
  • Two required sociology electives from SOCI 3306, 3310, 3365, and 4310 (6 hours).
  • Seven sociology electives from SOCI 1306, 2301, 3311, 3315, 3326, 3330, 3340, 3355, 3375, 3380, 3390, 4300, 4301, 4320, 4330, 4340, 4345, 4350, and 4365 (21 hours).

Modern Language Requirements: 12 Credit Hours

  • Four courses in one selected foreign language, including 2312 course.

Minor Requirements: 18 Credit Hours

  • An approved minor of 18 credit hours, 9 of which must be at 3000- or 4000-level. 

Other Electives: 9 Credit Hours

  • Sufficient approved electives of 9 credit hours to satisfy university minimum hour requirements for graduation, 6 of which must be at 3000- or 4000-level.

Suggested Program of Study – Total Min. Hours: 120

Sociology Courses (SOCI)

1301*  Introduction to Sociology
            Required core curriculum course

1306    Social Problems

2301    Marriage and Family

3306    Race and Ethnic Relations

3310    Sociology of Gender

3311    Medical Sociology

3315    Single Women in the U.S.

3326    Social Psychology and Social Life

3330    Urban Sociology

3340    Sociology of Sexuality

3355    Sociology of Culture

3365    Social Stratification

3375    Deviance Behavior

3380    Criminology

3390    Juvenile Delinquency

4300    Seminar in Sociology
             Selected special topic in major areas of sociology
             The course may be repeated for credit no more than three times

4301    Directed Studies in Sociology

4310    Population Problems

4320    Sociology of Education

4330    Comparative Family Studies

4340    Change and Social Movements

4345    Terrorism and Political Violence

4350    Sociology of Religion

4365    Chinese Society

4380*   Research Methods
             Prerequisite: SOCI 1301 and PSYC 2317 (or MATH 1342)

4385*   Data Analysis
             Prerequisite: SOCI 1301 and PSYC 2317 (or MATH 1342)

4390*   Social Theory
             Prerequisite: SOCI 1301 and 6 credit hours or advanced sociology courses

* These courses (1301, 4380, 4385, 4390) are required courses for sociology major and minor students.

Updated Fall 2014