Jun 19, 2024  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology, B.S.

Sociology and Anthropology   
Meredith Dye, program coordinator

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. It is an expanding field that addresses challenging issues such as family dynamics, inequality, patterns of behavior, and forces for social change and resistance. Sociologists’ research can be applied to virtually any aspect of social life, from crime to corporate downsizing.

Students must receive at least a C in each required course. Ideally students should take SOC 2980 , SOC 3040 , SOC 3050 , and SOC 3060  early in the academic program, but no later than the junior year and prior to enrolling in the senior seminar SOC 4980  which should be completed during the senior year. In consultation with the student’s advisor, the remaining 9 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.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Sociology, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 35 hours*
Minor 1 15-18 hours
Minor 2 15-18 hours
Electives 8-17 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

General Education (41 hours)

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

The following course required by the program meets General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (35 hours)

Minor 1 (15-18 hours)

Minor 2 (15-18 hours)

Electives (8-17 hours)

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: 32 Hours


  • 3 credit hours *
  • SOC guided electives 6 credit hours *
  • Soc elective 3 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours
  • Minor courses 15 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours


  • 3 credit hours *
  • SOC upper-division elective 3 credit hours
  • Electives 5 credit hours
  • Minor courses 12 credit hours
  • Minor courses (if needed) or electives 6 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours


* Required courses