Feb 21, 2020  
2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.A.

Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Meredith Dye, program coordinator

The major consists of 34 hours of sociology, at least 25 of which must be from upper- division courses. Required courses include SOC 1010 , SOC 3040 , SOC 3050 , SOC 3060 , and SOC 4980 . Students must receive at least a C in each required course. Additionally, students must complete 3 hours emphasizing institutions and the sociological imagination and 3 hours of critical perspectives in sociology (see below). Ideally students should take SOC 3040 , SOC 3050 , and SOC 3060  early in the academic program, but no later than the junior year and prior to enrolling in SOC 4980 which should be completed during the senior year. In consultation with the student’s advisor, the remaining 12 hours of electives may be organized into an emphasis. Possible emphases include, but are not limited to, social inequalities, deviance and social control, work and family, and health and aging. Students are also required to complete one minor plus 12 hours of language for the B.A. degree.

In order to graduate, all students must complete, with the approval of their advisors, the General Education requirements .

Critical Perspectives in Sociology

The following courses meet the critical perspectives in sociology requirement:

Institutions and Sociological Imagination Requirement

The following courses meet the institutions and the sociological imagination requirement:

Recommended Curriculum: Sociology

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.


Subtotal: 29 Hours


Subtotal: 31 Hours


  • SOC 3060 - Sociological Theory 3 credit hours *
  • Foreign language 6 credit hours
  • Minor courses 9 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours
  • SOC elective 3 credit hours
  • SOC upper-division elective 3 credit hours
  • SOC ”institutions and sociological imagination” elective 3 credit hours *

Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours

Total hours in the program: 120


 *Required courses