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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Sociology, BA Major in

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The sociology major or minor gives students a comprehensive education in the study of society and human interaction. Through coursework and hands-on participation in scholarly research, sociology students develop the critical reasoning and theoretical, analytical and communication skills needed to understand and address social problems and inequalities in global, institutional, and interpersonal social relations. Our graduates often pursue advanced degrees and go on to successful careers in fields including business and marketing, the health professions, journalism, the criminal justice and legal systems, social services, nonprofits, politics and government, and higher education.

Program Requirements - Total Hours: 32

A total of 32 semester hours in sociology is required for the major. The following four courses are required of all majors, preferably in sequence:

Two Additional Courses

At least one course selected from:

Electives Chosen Under Advisement - Semester Hours: 12

A minimum of 12 hours of electives in other sociology courses, chosen under advisement.


All majors must complete an online survey and a graduation and career advisement interview with their major adviser or the department chairperson prior to graduation.


It is recommended that all sociology majors take the sociology section of the GRE before graduation. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required for the 32 s.h. of sociology. Required sociology courses in which a grade of D is obtained will usually not be counted toward the 32 s.h. in sociology.

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