Sociology (On-Campus) - Bachelor of Arts

 Departmental Requirements

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 14
Rhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2
Select one from the following:3
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication
Select one from the following:3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Principles of Human Communication Honors3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Area II: Mathematics3
Mathematics Appreciation 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Introductory Sociology (departmental requirement)3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 2
An additional Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 2
Area V: Humanities 23
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective 23-4
Viewing a Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
SOC 351Sociological Theory3
SOC 352Social Research: Methods 4,53
SOC 353Sociological Research: Analysis 43
SOC 401Introduction to Sociological Practice3
Departmental Electives
SOC courses of any level6
SOC courses that are Upper-Division6
SOC courses 400-level (excluding SOC 401) 66
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 752
18 credits of the electives must be Upper-Division
Total Credits120-121

In addition, substitution/waivers for courses may be available upon consultation with the Department Head in the Department of Sociology. In all cases, the total number of sociology credits (courses with SOC prefix) must be a minimum of 33.

Second Language

For the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology there is no second language requirement for the degree.

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 210G Intermediate Algebra and ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition (C- or better) 4
MATH 210G Mathematics Appreciation (C- or better) 1 3
SOC 101G Introductory Sociology (C- or better) 2 3
Area V: Humanities Course 3 3
Elective Course or UNIV 150 4 3
 Credits16
Spring
Select one from the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Principles of Human Communication  
Principles of Human Communication Honors  
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations  
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 3 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 3, 5 3
General Education Elective Course 4 3-4
Elective Course 4 3
 Credits16-17
Second Year
Fall
Select one from the following: 3
Business and Professional Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences  
Technical and Scientific Communication  
Advanced Composition  
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication  
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 3 3
Elective Course 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
 Credits15
Spring
Sociology- Any Level Elective Course (C- or better) 3
Elective Course 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall
VWW - Viewing a Wider World Course 6 3
SOC 352 Social Research: Methods (C- or better) 7 3
SOC 353 Sociological Research: Analysis (C- or better) 7 3
Elective - Upper Division 4 3
Elective- Upper Division 4 3
 Credits15
Spring
VWW - Viewing a Wider World Course 6 3
SOC 351 Sociological Theory (C- or better) 3
Sociology - Upper Division Elective (C- or better) 3
Elective - Upper Division 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
Sociology - Any Level Elective (C- or better) 3
Sociology - Upper Division Elective (C- or better) 3
SOC - 400 level Elective (C- or better) 8 3
Elective - Upper Division 4 3
Elective - Upper Division 4 3
 Credits15
Spring
SOC 401 Introduction to Sociological Practice (C- or better) 3
SOC - 400 level Elective (C- or better) 8 3
Elective - Upper Division 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
Elective Course 4 1
 Credits13
 Total Credits120-121