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Liberal Arts

ARCHIVED FILE
Begin Date: Summer Session 1988
End Date: Summer Session 2011

Sociology - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (SOCBS)

PROFESSOR JOHN McCARTHY, 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.

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 (10 credits)
SOC 001 GS(3), SOC 007(3) (Sem: 1-8)
MATH 441(3) (Sem: 5-6)
STAT 480(1) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6-8 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4), MATH 111 GQ(2); or MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (45 credits)
Select 24 credits in sociology, 15 credits of which must be in an area of specialization chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser (15 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: Summer Session 1988

Blue Sheet Item #: 16-10-056

Review Date: 01/19/00

Dept head updated: 11/30/07 

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