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Department of Sociology 4 Year Program Plan

This is a prototype of one of many ways to complete the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in four years. The program has built-in flexibility.

A Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology requires a minimum of 31 hours of sociology coursework in which students must maintain a C average. All majors must complete five required core courses: Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101), Development of Social Theory (SOC 310), Research Methods in Sociology (SOC 317 [M]), Quantitative Techniques in Sociology (SOC 321), and one of the following “capstone experience” integrative capstone courses: Internship Capstone (SOC 495 [CAPS][M]), From Theory to Practice Capstone (SOC 496 [CAPS][M]), or Research Practicum Capstone (SOC 497 [CAPS][M]).

Students must also complete 15 credits of elective courses in sociology and 12 credits in a concentration area, half of which must be in 300-400-level courses. Concentration courses enable students to individualize their programs of study to best meet their academic and career goals. Students select concentration courses from a department-approved list and in consultation with an academic advisor.

First Year
First Term Hours
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS] 3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG] 3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN] 3
SOC 101 [SSCI] 3
Foreign Language, if necessary, or Elective 4
Second Term Hours
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG] 3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT] 3
Humanities [HUM] 3
Foreign Language, if necessary, and/or Electives 5
Second Year
First Term Hours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]1 4
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI] 3
Diversity [DIVR] 3
Electives 6
Second Term Hours
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]1 4
SOC Elective2 3
Electives 9
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First Term Hours
Concentration Elective3 3
SOC 310 3
SOC 317 [M] 3
Electives 3
SOC Electives2 3
Second Term Hours
Concentration Elective3 3
SOC 321 4
SOC Electives2 6
Fourth Year
First Term Hours
300-400-level Concentration Elective3 3
SOC Elective2 3
Electives 9
Second Term Hours
SOC 495 [CAPS] [M], 496 [CAPS] [M], or 497 [CAPS] [M] 3
300-400-level Concentration Elective3 3
300-400-level Electives 9
Footnotes
1 To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
2 SOC Electives (15 credits): Any SOC course except required SOC courses and SOC 320. Must include sufficient 300-400-level courses to meet University Requirement of 40 credits of Upper Division coursework.
3 Concentration Electives (12 credits): At least 6 credits must be at the 300-400 level. Students are encouraged to select a concentration area that best furthers their career objectives. Concentration areas include: Work and Family (SOC 251, 340, 351, 384, 390); Crime, Deviance, and Control (SOC 360, 361, 362, 364, 368, 461); Sustainable Societies (SOC 332, 334, 335, 336, 430, 474); and Related Fields (COM 101, 410, 440, 464, 470, COMSOC 230, 321, 421, COMSTRAT 312, 380, CPT S 401, I BUS 380, MGMT 301, MIL SCI 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402, MKTG 360, SOE 110, 312, and any AMER ST, ANTH, ASIA, CES, CRM J, ECONS, H D, HISTORY, HONORS, PHIL, POL S, PSYCH, and WOMEN ST courses). Students may not use the 12-credit concentration areas to fulfill the 15 credits of sociology electives required in the major.