2021-2022 Academic Catalog

B.A. in Sociology

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in research in applied settings and who are seeking practical experience using sociological concepts, methods and theory.

Students can take 12 credits in social research methods, plus statistics and a 3-credit internship in the second semester of their senior year.

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)


Course Credits
General Education Courses 40 or 41
Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar
ENG 101  English Composition I
Public Speaking
Any Public Speaking Course
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
Any Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy Course
Health and Wellness
Any Health and Wellness Course
Technological Literacy
Any Technological Literacy Course
Any Humanities Course
Fine Arts
Any Fine Arts Course
Natural Sciences
Any Natural Sciences Course
Social Sciences
Any Social Sciences Course
General Education Options
  • Any Ethics and Multicultural Awareness Emphasis Course
  • Any Social Science Menu Course
  • Additional General Education Courses (two courses)
Required Major Courses 15
SOC 100  Principles of Sociology 3
SOC 410  Social Theory and Society 3
SOC 415  Social Research Methods 3
SOC 429  Sociology Internship  OR  SOC 379  Special Problems in Sociology  OR  SOC 495  Seminar in Sociology 3
MAT 205  Statistics for the Health and Social Sciences   OR  MAT 215  Statistics  OR  PSY 220  Descriptive Statistics 3
Related Electives (select eight) 24
SOC 211  Collective Behavior 3
SOC 225  Sociology of Aging 3
SOC 240  Social Institutions 3
SOC 290  Gender and Work 3
SOC 309  Sociology of Sport 3
SOC 315  Social Minorities 3
SOC 316  Urban Sociology 3
SOC 317  Substance Use and Abuse 3
SOC 320  International Women’s Movements 3
SOC 325  Sociology of the Family 3
SOC 378  Charismatic Leaders 3
Any One SOC Deviance OR SOC Applied Elective 3
Free Electives 40 or 41
Total 120

Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:

  • Special Experience Course (1 course required): Any One SOC Special Experience Course
  • Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): Any Two SOC Approved Writing-Intensive Menu Courses
  • Laboratory Course (1 course required): Any Laboratory Menu Course

Program Notes: 42 credits (or 14 courses) of upper-division (300- or 400-level) courses are required.

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