University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

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

General Education Requirements

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


Core Courses12
General Sociology Elective 24
Total Hours36

Degree Specific Credits: 36

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Note: Students completing a double major in Sociology and Criminology must complete additional requirements for the Criminology major. See the Criminology major page for more information. 

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
Any Sociology (SOCI) course
Addiction Studies
Total Hours24

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Advanced Writing Courses

The following Sociology courses also fulfill the General Education Advanced Writing requirement:
Victims and Society
Seminar in Crime & Deviance
Capstone: Inequality and Social Justice
Writing for Sociology

Minimum Required Grade: C-