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Sociology, BA

Degree Requirements

SO 100Introduction to Sociology3
SO 101Social Problems3
SO 360Sociological Theory3
SO 362Methods of Social Research3
AN 112Cultural Anthropology3
SO 207Race and Ethnic Relations3
or SO 310 Social Class in the U.S.
SO 305Criminology3
or SO 309 Sociology of Deviance
Select one of the following:3
The Family
Law and Society
Sociology of Sport
Sociology of Religion
Sociology of Education
Sociology or Anthropology Elective3
Upper-division Sociology Elective6
Total Hours33

Department honors are awarded to majors who attain:

  • a 3.5 GPA in all coursework in the major;
  • a 3.5 GPA in all upper-division Sociology coursework, including the two capstone courses (SO 360, 362);
  • a research project within one of the capstone courses, with a grade of “A;” and
  • a 3.2 GPA in all university coursework.

Majors are strongly encouraged to take courses in statistics and computer science, and to complete a minor. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses applied to the major.