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 24 credits (6 upper-division) in addition to the core courses and an upper-division writing course. Any sociology course, including courses from any of the two 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 graduate study 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: 2019-2020

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

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Core Courses

12

General Sociology Elective

24

Upper-Division Writing Course

3

Total Hours

39


Core Courses

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

SOCI 101S

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI 202

Social Statistics

3

SOCI 318

Sociological Research Methods

3

SOCI 455

Classical Sociological Theory

3

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


General Sociology Electives

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 24 credits of the following courses:

24

NRSM 424

Community Forestry & Conservtn

SOCI 130S

Soc of Alternative Religions

SOCI 211S

Introduction to Criminology

or SOCI 260S

Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency

SOCI 212S

Social Issues Southeast Asia

SOCI 220S

Race, Gender & Class

SOCI 221

Criminal Justice System

SOCI 270

Intro Development Sociology

SOCI 275S

Gender and Society

SOCI 306

Sociology of Work

SOCI 312

Criminal Adjudication

SOCI 325

Social Stratification

SOCI 332

Sociology of the Family

SOCI 335

Juvenile Justice System

SOCI 345

Sociology of Organizations

SOCI 346

Rural Sociology

SOCI 350

The Community

SOCI 355

Population and Society

SOCI 362

Sociology of Law Enforcement

SOCI 382

Soc Psych and Social Structure

or PSYX 360 Social Psychology

SOCI 423

Sociology of Corrections

SOCI 435

Law and Society

SOCI 438

Seminar in Crime & Deviance

SOCI 441

Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just

SOCI 443

Sociology of Poverty

SOCI 446

Prost & Human Trafficking

SOCI 470

Environmental Sociology

SOCI 471

Gender and Global Development

SOCI 485

Political Sociology

SOCI 488

Writing for Sociology

SOCI 498

Internship

S W 423

Addiction Studies

Total Hours

24

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.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

SOCI 438

Seminar in Crime & Deviance

SOCI 441

Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just

SOCI 488

Writing for Sociology

Total Hours

3

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.

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing

4

Total Hours

4

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.