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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Liberal Arts

Sociology

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (SOCBS)

PROFESSOR JOHN ICELAND, Head

Students may choose either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree program. The B.A. degree program provides a basic orientation to the field as a whole, study of its development and principles, training in methodology and study in depth of a major area of the discipline. It provides knowledge that is useful in a career in varied work settings as well as providing the foundation needed for graduate study in sociology of related fields.

For the B.S. degree in Sociology, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(6 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 21-23 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 61-63 credits[1]
(This includes 6 credits of General Education GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (13 credits)
SOC 001 GS(3), SOC 207(3) (Sem: 1-8)
SOC 405(3), STAT 480(1) (Sem: 5-8)
SOC 400W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-11 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4), MATH 111 GQ(2); or MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
CAS 283(3) or MATH 441(3) (Sem: 1-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (39 credits)
Select 18 credits in sociology, 15 credits of which must be in an area of specialization chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser (9 credits must be at the 400 level) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 18 credits in social sciences, 9 credits in each of two fields of the social sciences other than sociology (at least 9 credits must be at the 400 level) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits in statistics at the 300 level or above (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2011

Blue Sheet Item #: 39-06-104

Review Date: 04/12/2011

Dept head updated: 12/2/11