Sociology (Online) - 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 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
Select one from the following:3
Professional & Technical Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science3
Oral Communication
Select one from the following:3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Introduction to Communications Honors3
Area II: Mathematics3
Survey of Mathematics (Recommended) 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)4
Introduction to Sociology (Departmental Requirement)3
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
SOCI 351Sociological Theory (online - Fall only)3
SOCI 352Social Research: Methods (online - Spring only)3
SOCI 353Sociological Research: Analysis (online - Spring only)3
SOCI 401Introduction to Sociological Practice3
Departmental Electives
SOCI courses of any level6
SOCI courses that are Upper-Division6
SOCI courses 400-level (excluding SOCI 401) 46
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 551-52
18 credits of the electives must be Upper-Division
Total Credits120

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 1130G Survey of Mathematics and ENGL 1110G Composition I . 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 1110G Composition I (C- or better) 4
MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics (C- or better) 1 3
SOCI 1110G Introduction to Sociology (C- or better) 2 3
Area V: Humanities Course 3 3
Elective Course or FYEX 1112 4 3
 Credits16
Spring
Select one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture  
Introduction to Communication  
Public Speaking  
Introduction to Communications Honors  
ASTR 1115G Introduction Astro (lec+lab) 5 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 3, 6 3
General Education Elective Course 3 3-4
Elective Course 4 3
 Credits16-17
Second Year
Fall
Select one from the following: 3
Professional & Technical Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science  
Area VI: Creative Fine Arts Course 3 3
Elective Course 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
 Credits15
Spring
SOCI 352 Social Research: Methods (C- or better) 7 3
SOCI 353 Sociological Research: Analysis (C- or better) 7 3
Elective Course 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall
VWW - Viewing a Wider World 8 3
SOCI 351 Sociological Theory (C- or better) 7 3
Sociology - Any Level Elective (C- or better) 3
Elective - Upper Division 4 3
Elective - Upper Division 4 3
 Credits15
Spring
VWW - Viewing a Wider World 8 3
Sociology - Any Level Elective (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 - Upper Division Elective (C- or better) 3
SOCI - 400 level Elective (C- or better) 3
Elective - Upper Division 4 3
Elective - Upper Division 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
 Credits15
Spring
SOCI 401 Introduction to Sociological Practice (C- or better) 3
SOCI - 400 level Elective (C- or better) 3
Elective - Upper Division 4 3
Elective Course 4 3
Elective Course 4 1
 Credits13
 Total Credits120-121