Sociology Curriculum Requirements

Degrees Awarded

Associate of Arts (A.A.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), and Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Major Requirements

The Sociology major consists of 45-56 s.h. distributed as follows:

Core sociology courses:

  • SOC 1510 Principles of Sociology (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 2530 Global Social Problems (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 3320 Methods of Social Research (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 4500 Research Seminar (3 s.h.)

Select one (3 s.h.) course from the following:

  • SOC 4310 Classical Sociological Theory (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 4200 Contemporary Sociological Theory (3 s.h.)

Select one (3 s.h.) Statistics Course from the following:

  • SOC 2200 Applied Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • PSY 2500 Statistics for Psychology (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 2200 Applied Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 2160 Statistics for Business and Economics (3 s.h.)

Select an additional 24 s.h. in Sociology electives

  • HIS 2170 and HIS 3820 may be counted as elective s.h. towards the major in sociology.

Bachelor of Arts Requirements

  • Foreign language courses in one language through the 2020-level or demonstration of competence.

Bachelor of Science Requirements

  • An additional 6 s.h. (two courses) in a social science other than sociology (Economics, Psychology, Political Science).

*All students must receive a grade of C or higher in all core courses taken in the Sociology major.


Minor & Associate of Arts Concentration Requirements

The Sociology minor and A.A. concentration consist of 18 s.h. in sociology, including SOC 1510.