Sociology, B.A.

A minor is required with this major.

Requirements: (38 credits)

The seven required core courses enable students to acquire fundamental analytical research skills and theoretical perspectives of the discipline.


SOC 110Introductory Sociology


Total Credit Hours:11

Advanced Methods:

4 credits from the following

SOC 410Quantitative Analysis


SOC 411Oral History for the Social Sciences


SOC 412Qualitative Analysis


SOC 413Community Research


Total Credit Hours:4


SOC 499Senior Seminar in Sociology


Total Credit Hours:4



19 credits of Sociology electives: 12 of which must be at the 300- and/or 400-level, and with no more than 6 credits at the 100-level.


Total Credit Hours:19

Total Credit Hours: 38

Students wishing to major in sociology are required to meet with the department chair to pick up introductory materials and information, as well as to be assigned a faculty advisor. Substantive areas of study should be developed in conjunction with the student's departmental advisor. Independent studies and internship opportunities are available to qualified majors. Eligible students are encouraged to participate in Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honors Society.

Students are also required to successfully complete STAT 215.