Sociology B.A.

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

Catalog Year: 2022-23

General Education Requirements

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


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

Degree Specific Credits: 39

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

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

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 & Conservation
Sociology of Alternative Religions
Introduction to Criminology
Social Issues Southeast Asia
Race, Gender & Class
Criminal Justice System
Intro Development Sociology
Gender and Society
Sociology of Work
Social Stratification
Sociology of the Family
Juvenile Justice System
Sociology of Organizations
Rural Sociology
The Community
Population and Society
Sociology of Law Enforcement
Sociology, Psychology, and Social Structure
Sociology of Corrections
Seminar in Crime & Deviance
Capstone: Inequality and Social Justice
Sociology of Poverty
Prostitution & Human Trafficking
Environmental Sociology
Gender and Global Development
Political Sociology
Writing for Sociology
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: Inequality and Social Justice
Writing for Sociology
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-