Sociology Degree Requirements

B.A., Sociology Minor, Honors Program, and Combined BA/MA

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SOCIOLOGY MAJOR -- B.A. Degree: A minimum of 36 credits in Sociology coursework. Of the required 36 credits in sociology, a minimum of 12 credits must be at the 300 level or above.

REQUIRED COURSES 15 credits
A Soc 115M ---------------------------- 3 _____
A Soc 220 ------------------------------ 3 _____ *
A Soc 221 ------------------------------ 3 _____ **
A Soc 235 -------------------------------3 _____ *
A Soc 4____ --------------------------- 3 _____ *** (400 level seminar - WI)

NOTE:

* There is a required grade of "C" or better in both Soc 220 and Soc 235.

**The ASoc 221 requirement can be fulfilled by satisfactorily completing AMat 108, APsy 210, or Rcrj 281.

*** ASoc115, 220, 221, and 235 are prerequisites for all 400Z and 400W courses.

Upper level (300 or above) Electives -- 9 credits
A Soc _____ 3 _____
A Soc _____ 3 _____
A Soc _____ 3 _____

Open Electives -- 12 credits (unless ASoc 221 is waived**; then 15 credits of electives needed)
A Soc _____ 3 _____
A Soc _____ 3 _____
A Soc _____ 3 _____
A Soc _____ 3 _____

MAJOR RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT 18 credits, including 12 credits at or above 300 level.
A Soc _____ 3 _____
A Soc _____ 3 _____
A Soc _____ 3 _____
A Soc _____ 3 _____
A Soc _____ 3 _____
A Soc _____ 3 _____

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SOCIOLOGY MINOR

A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level) from course work with an A SOC prefix, including A SOC 115.

Every student must have a minor (or second major). See the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable to your matriculation date for descriptions and requirements.

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SOCIOLOGY HONORS PROGRAM

36 credits (21 crs in required courses and 21 crs of electives. A minimum of 12 crs in 300 level or above courses overall)
A Soc 115M 3 _____
A Soc 220 3 _____
A Soc 221 3 _____
A Soc 235 3 _____
A Soc 4____ 3 _____ (A Soc 400 level Writing Intensive Seminar)

Sociology Electives (21 crs):
A Soc _____ 3 _____
A Soc _____ 3 _____ A Soc _____ 3 _____
A Soc _____ 3 _____ A Soc _____ 3 _____
A Soc _____ 3 _____ A Soc _____ 3 _____

Senior Honors Thesis (6 crs.)
A Soc 498a _____ A Soc 498b _____

Eligibility

Students who are declared majors in Sociology with at least 12 crs in coursework in Sociology. Students must have an overall average not lower than 3.25 and 3.50 in the major to enter the program. Student must maintain the same average overall and the same average in the major as was required for admission in order to graduate with honors in sociology.

Application: students may apply during the sophomore year or in the first semester of the junior year.

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COMBINED BA/MA PROGRAM IN SOCIOLOGY

138 credits minimum, of which at least 30 credits must be graduate credits.

During Junior & Senior years take:
Soc 509 ___ _____
Soc 510 ___ _____
Soc 511 ___ _____
Soc 522 ___ _____

Up to 12 graduate credits may be applied to both BA and MA

Apply at the beginning of junior year or after completion of 56 credits but no later than accumulation of 100 credits. Cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher and three letters of recommendation required.

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COMBINED BA/MPA

154 credits minimum, of which at least 46 must be graduate credits.

Up to 12 graduate credits may be applied to both BA and MPA

Apply at the beginning of junior year or after completion of 56 credits but no later than the accumulation of 100 credits. Cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher and three letters of recommendation required. For more information click here.

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Revised 8/11/2011