Sociology B.A.

General Sociology Major

Students whose primary interest is in a general sociology major are urged to develop a plan of study with their advisor; they must take three electives in addition to the core courses and major content requirements listed above. Any sociology course, including courses from any of the three concentrations, may be included in your study plan. The general sociology major prepares students for positions which require a bachelor's degree in one of the social science disciplines, including employment in a variety of government and private-sector agencies, or for a graduate program in sociology. It also provides valuable preparation for related fields such as law, social work, education, counseling, politics, and public administration.

Bachelor of Arts - Sociology

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 39

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: No more than 60 Sociology credits may count toward graduation.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Core Courses12
General Sociology Elective 24
Upper-Division Writing Course3
Teaching Sociology Track
Total Hours39

Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
SOCI 101SIntroduction to Sociology3
SOCI 202Social Statistics3
SOCI 318Sociological Research Methods3
SOCI 455Classical Sociological Theory3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


General Sociology Electives

Complete 24 credits of the following courses:24
Community Forestry & Conservtn
Soc of Alternative Religions
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency
Social Issues Southeast Asia
Race, Gender & Class
Criminal Justice System
Intro Development Sociology
Gender and Society
Sociology of Work
Criminal Adjudication
Social Stratification
Sociology of the Family
Juvenile Justice System
Sociology of Organizations
Rural Sociology
The Community
Population and Society
Sociology of Law Enforcement
Soc Psych and Social Structure
Sociology of Corrections
Law and Society
Seminar in Crime & Deviance
Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just
Sociology of Poverty
Prost & Human Trafficking
Capstone: Rural and Env Change
Environmental Sociology
Gender and Global Development
Political Sociology
Writing for Sociology
Internship
Addiction Studies
Total Hours24

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Writing Course

Note: A non-sociology upper division writing course from another department may be substituted for this requirement with departmental consent.

Complete one of the following courses:3
Seminar in Crime & Deviance
Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just
Capstone: Rural and Env Change
Writing for Sociology
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching Sociology Track

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.
  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and  Learning Department.  
  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.
  • Students completing the teaching sociology track must also complete the teaching track in major or minor in a second field of their choice. 

Teaching Sociology Track Requirement

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Social Studies.

Complete the following course:
EDU 497Teaching and Assessing4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach ­­­­­sociology, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department