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Sociology (BS)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2011 - Spring 2012 catalog year. For more
information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Sociology

Major: SOC

Degree: BS

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Note: Admission to the major requires (1) completion of Sociology 301 with a grade of C or better; (2) a minimum
cumulative grade point average of 2.0; and (3) a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in any courses in Sociology.

Completion of this degree requires: (1) completion of Sociology 303 and Sociology 320 with a grade of C or better; (2)
completion of an online exit exam. The latter pertains to the department's learning outcomes measurement. For more
information, contact the department's undergraduate advisor.

General Education

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see the General Education
requirements and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the
major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the

Type Hours

General Education 34

Minimum Total 34

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Type Hours

General 101: A&S Orientation 1

Foreign Language (completion of the second semester of a single foreign language;

hours will vary depending on the language taken)

Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences at 300-level or above (in addition to

courses counted toward General Education)

WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above (may be incorporated into other
degree requirements)

Total 13-15

Department of Sociology
Type Hours

Sociology 2011 , 301, 303, 320, 323 15

Sociology electives at 300 level or above 6

Sociology electives at 400 level or above 12

Sociology 401 or 550 3

Sociology electives at any level 3

Minimum Total 39

Supporting Courses

Type Hours

Electives in Division of Social Sciences, other than Sociology, of which 6 hours must
be at the 300 level or above (in addition to courses counted toward general education)

Minimum Electives 9-11

Minimum Total 121

Only 60 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Science degree.

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.
Fulfills General Education requirement.